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ASSISTIVE PROGRAMMES

The Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) supports assistive programmes in three (3) key areas: Social, Educational and Housing. ...Read More 
 

 

 

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BASIC NEEDS TRUST FUND

Two key objectives of the fund include: increasing the productivity and income of the unemployed/underemployed & improving the standard of living within economically deprived communities...Read More 
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H.O.P.E.

Hollistice Opportunities for Personal Empowerment seeks to address the immediate needs of targeted groups whilst simultaneously equipping them with the necessary resources required to secure more sustainable...Read More
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POVERTY REDUCTION

This programme seeks to develop and implement community action plans which aim to build community assets, strengthen human capital along with organisational capacity in an effort to eradicate poverty...Read More

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.

 

"Uplifting People, Transforming Communities"

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LOCATION

Coubaril
Castries,
Saint Lucia
West Indies

 

 

POSTAL ADDRESS

P.O. Box Choc 8180
Castries,
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