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This is done via the use of the Poverty Index. The Poverty Index is constructed from socio-economic data captured in the latest national Census (2001). It is indicative of the level of deprivation of communities (measured by access to services such as water and electricity supply) and the living conditions of households within these communities (income and expenditure data, as well as the size of households).

Yes, through either the housing and educational assistance programs.

Yes, the SSDF proposal must address the needs of low income groups or communities subsequent to qualifying for any such assistance.

The sponsors are the financial organizations such as The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), The European Union (EU) , and The Government of St.Lucia (GOSL) who fund SSDF's various project initiatives.

All proposals are numerically numbered so reference would be made to that project number for an update. A project status can be checked on by visiting, calling or emailing SSDF, or via the SSDF website

No, SSDF does not loan money.

There is no limit to the number of projects offered to a community however; SSDF will normally execute one project per community at a time.

A proposal would be rejected by SSDF if they were to qualify as:

 

  • Micro credit or loans
  • Projects which involve tobacco, alcohol, other drugs or intoxicants
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Purchase of land
  • Direct expenditure (including renovation, rehabilitation or repair work) on private property arising from the project
  • Construction of first and secondary category roads
  • Assistance for the furtherance of religious or political ends
  • A proposal in excess of $250,000.00
  • Proposal not approved by the majority in community
  • Project not sustainable.

SSDF uses press releases, articles and supplements in local newspapers and spots placed on television and radio. SSDF will also consider support to high profile sporting, educational and cultural events to bring its mission, objectives and activities directly to its stakeholders in the most visible way.

 

SSDF uses its own information unit to produce video recordings of community meetings and projects, to be presented to stakeholders and shown to communities as part of their training and capacity building. A regular publication – such as a newsletter – published by SSDF will inform stakeholders of the progress of its programs, and also help inform its partners of its work.

The St. Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) falls under the Ministry of Social Transformation, Youth, Sports and Human Resource Development.

The SSDF does not offer loans due to public policy, legality or efficiency.

LOCATION

Unit 10 Colony House
John Compton Highway
Castries
Saint Lucia
West Indies

 

 

POSTAL ADDRESS

P.O. Box Choc 8180
Castries LC 02 801
Saint Lucia
West Indies 

 

TELEPHONE

1-758-458-1483
1-758-452-6699

1-758-458-5421



FAX

(758) 452-6161

 

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PARTNERS


Division of Human Services

  • Mental Health Association
  • Ministry of Health, Urban Renewal & Local Government
  • National Council for Persons with Disabilities
  • National Council of & for Older persons
  • National Emergency Management Unit
  • National Enrichment Learning Unit
  • National Skills Development Unit
  • National Youth Council
  • St.Lucy’s Home
  • St.Lucia Blind Welfare Association
  • St.Lucia Diabetic & Hypertensive Association
  • St.Lucia Nurses Association
  • St.Lucia Planned Parenthood Association
  • Senior Citizens Home