Updated: 09/01/2014 00:49

More financial support for self-help groups

More financial support for self-help groups

The three self-help groups which raised the monthly contribution rates of working Singaporeans yesterday will be getting more support from the government. 

The Chinese Development Assistance Council or CDAC will get a one-off grant of 10 million dollars from this financial year to 2018. 

The Singapore Indian Development Association, SINDA will have its matching grant cap doubled to 3.4 million dollars, while that of the Eurasian Association will be doubled to 400 thousand dollars. 

The programmes by self-help groups cover areas of education, employability and youth and family services, and they reach out to more than 164,000 beneficiaries.

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