The Back-to-School-Packs (BTSP) aims to:
- Enhance the joy of our children and youths in starting a new school year.
- Provide resources to help our children and youths obtain essential school supplies.
- To support the educational needs of children and youths from low-income families.
- Applicant must be registered as a member of VCS’ programmes or services at the time of registration and remain as member till the time of disbursement of the BTSP;
- Applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident;
- Applicant must be studying in a government or government-aided primary or secondary school;
- Applicant’s net household per capita income should not exceed S$650; and
- Applicant’s family members should not possess a total savings of more than S$10,000.
Value of each Back-to-School-Pack:
Total of S$60 worth of vouchers for purchasing of books, stationery and other items related to educational needs.
- VCS reserves the right to make any changes to the eligibility, value or any terms of BTSP without any prior notice.
- VCS reserves the right to make the final decision on the list of recipients of BTSP.
Method of Application:
- All applications must be made through and endorsed by employees of VCS in November of every year.
- Closing date for the application of Back to School Packs will be on 23 November, 1pm.
- The outcome of the applications will be finalized by 30 November.
- Vouchers will be disbursed in December and must be collected by 31 January, failing which, the vouchers will be forfeited.
- Beneficiaries or their parents must sign to acknowledge receipt of the vouchers upon collection.
VFSC administers the funds from The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF). The funds provide pocket money to children and youths from low-income families to help them through school. The financial help also alleviate the stress faced by the parents in coping with the schooling needs of the children and youths while struggling to make ends meet.
- Singapore citizen or permanent resident.
- Studying full-time in the following institutions:
- a mainstream school (Primary/Secondary)
- a specialized/special education school
- a specialized independent school
- a religious school such as a madrasah
- a mainstream school (Junior College/Centralized Institute/ITE/Polytechnic/specialized independent school)
- Living in a HDB four-room flat or a smaller unit.
- From a family whose gross per capita monthly household of $625 and less.
- For post-secondary students, the applicant must be 20 years of age or younger at point of application.
- Primary student: S$60 per month
- Secondary student: S$95 per month
- Post-secondary student: S$120 per month