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These consist of a number of socio-economic programs providing public assistance, skills training, capacity building and institutional strengthening. Such programmes are delivered to vulnerable and/or at-risk households and communities through our strategic and valued partnerships with various social agencies.

 

 

Education Assistance Programme

 

This program delivers educational services and support to poor families and the economically disadvantaged. It is designed to enable these households to focus their limited resources on developing strategic and sustainable livelihoods.

 

 

Housing Assistance Programme

 

Funded by the Government of Saint Lucia and the European Union (EU) under the Special Framework of Assistance (SFA) regime of funding this program provides assistance to needy and indigent individuals who live in deplorable housing conditions.Special consideration is given to the elderly, persons with disability and households with young children, as well as households affected by natural disasters and fires.

 

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