The SPED Financial Assistance Scheme, a programme supported by Community Chest, provides financial assistance to needy students from special schools so that they can enjoy fully subsidized school fees, uniforms, textbooks and a 75% subsidy for national exam fees. The scheme aims to enable low-income families that face financial difficulties and challenges to support their children with special needs.
About Community Chest
Community Chest is a fund-raising division of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Its role and purpose are aligned with NCSS to ensure that every person has the opportunity to live a life of dignity to his or her fullest potential within our society. It raises funds to support charities so that they can do what they are best at – caring for and serving the less advantaged.
Community Chest was established in 1983 with a simple yet vital mission: to raise funds for the nation’s many charities. It is about raising funds from the community for the community in need.
Charities supported by Community Chest are then able to do what they are best at – providing critical social service programmes to help children with special needs, people with disabilities, frail and lonely elderly and families facing difficulties.
Over the years, Community Chest has built an enduring trust and partnership with many organisations, foundations and individuals and raised millions of much-needed dollars that enabled it to care for its beneficiaries.
At the heart of it all is its Patron-in-Chief, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who will be lending his support to our fund-raising charities.
To learn more about Community Chest, visit their website.