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ssdf fundingThe St.Lucia Social Development Fund is funded by soft loans and grants from regional and international funding agencies.  The SSDF is funded by four main organization/institutions:

 

 

Through their unwavering support for the SSDF (previously PRF and BNTF) they have shown their persistent in fulfilling their own mandates in as far as committing to reduction of poverty through financial and moral support in education, health, and socio-economic programs designed at improving the lot of the indigent in lesser developed countries.

The Program of the Fund provide funding for projects in the following:SSDF Funding Areas

 

  • Water
  • Public Facilities
  • Road access and drains
  • Primary schools
  • Health facilities
  • Community markets
  • Maintenance of education and health facilities
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Skills training and upgrading
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Capacity building
  • Public awareness and information
  • Project management and implementation
  • Personal growth and development

 

FAQs

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.

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