Background of SSDF

The Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) is the amalgamation of the Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) and the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF).  The Ministry of Social Transformation initiated the amalgamation in an effort to streamline the delivery of the services provided by the two agencies.   As an amalgamated entity, the SSDF eliminates the duplication of effort and combines the resources of these two agencies in a single, strengthened, and coordinated manner to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the most marginalized persons and attain social and economic advancement of the Saint Lucian society.

Our Core Mandate

The core mandate of the SSDF is to ensure the delivery of basic services to disadvantaged and marginalized communities in Saint Lucia. This involves implementing infrastructure projects, providing vocational skills training and upgrading, building capacity and institutional strengthening, and facilitating the construction and rehabilitation of water and sanitation systems and social assistance services, in an efficient, responsive and accountable manner.

Our Core Values

  • Transparency
  • Gender Equity
  • Beneficiary & Stakeholder Participation
  • Community Strengthening
  • Sustainability
  • Technical and Financial Soundness