COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES > Charity Division Programmes > PCF Headstart Fund (HSF)

Started in 2004, PCF Headstart Fund (HSF) aims to help needy young Pre-School children to have a headstart in life through a good grounding in their early years of education. The grant can be used to pay kindergarten school fees, childcare fees, student care fees, purchase uniforms/books and for pocket money expenses. This is to help ease the financial burden faced by parents. 
 

PCF Headstart Fund (HSF)

Two Types of Assistance Available: 
1. Successful applicants will receive $50 a month up to a maximum of $600 a year.
2. Successful applicants who have special needs (eg. hearing/ visually impaired, autistic, Down Syndrome) will receive $100 a month up to a maximum of $1,200 a year.
 
Eligibility
1. The child must be a Singapore citizen.
2. Child must be between the age of 4 to 10 years old
3. At least one parent must be a Singapore citizen.
4. Child must be enrolled in a PCF kindergarten / PCF childcare centre / PCF student care / primary school / special needs school that is registered or licensed with either MCYS or MOE. Priority is given to PCF preschoolers / pupils enrolled in PCF Student Care Centres.
5.The Net per capita income is less than or equal to $500.
6.For special needs cases, child must be attending a therapy programme in a hospital, special schools or agencies that are registered / licensed with MOH, MCYS or MOE.
 
Other Condition
Upon approval, child must be attending school regularly and have a good attendance record. If the child is enjoying HSF Assistance for the previous year, he/she must achieve a good attendance record of at least 80% per school term for the previous year in order to continue to be eligible for the HSF in the following year.

Where to Obtain an Application Form
Application forms are available from any PCF centre (kindergarten / childcare centre / student care centre).