St Lucia Social Development Fund

St Lucia Social Development Fund The Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) is the amalgamation of the Poverty Reduction Fund (PR

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.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 🎄🌲🌹THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE THIS YEAR. BEST WISHES FOR A HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND PEACEFUL ...
21/12/2022

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 🎄🌲🌹

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE THIS YEAR. BEST WISHES FOR A HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.

MAY THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS INFUSE YOUR LIFE AND THAT OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS WITH HOPE, POSITIVITY, AND JOY.”

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR ON BEHALF OF THE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF THE SAINT LUCIA SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FUND.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) 10 Program held a kick of meeting with the consultant for the Crownlands Road and Drai...
15/11/2022

The Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) 10 Program held a kick of meeting with the consultant for the Crownlands Road and Drain sub project at the SSDF Office. In attendance were Brandon Antoine, Project Manager (Ag.), Alison Gometz, Project Officer, Darren Jn. Philip, Project Engineer and Paul Mondesir from the Engineering Firm Paul Mondesir Construction & Project Management Services.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) 10 Program, a flagship program of the St. Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) which i...
15/11/2022

The Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) 10 Program, a flagship program of the St. Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) which is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of St. Lucia, signed consultancy contracts with various engineering firms to provide design and supervision services for various sub projects across the island.

random pics from the closing ceremony of the micro-enterprise training for the participants of the LUCELEC-funded Vulner...
31/10/2022

random pics from the closing ceremony of the micro-enterprise training for the participants of the LUCELEC-funded Vulnerable Single Mothers Micro-Enterprise Project.

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HOPE Coordinators thanking business community who participated in the business forum for the beneficiaries of the vulner...
25/10/2022

HOPE Coordinators thanking business community who participated in the business forum for the beneficiaries of the vulnerable single mother's micro enterprise project

The St. Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) recently concluded the micro-enterprise training for the participants of th...
25/10/2022

The St. Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) recently concluded the micro-enterprise training for the participants of the LUCELEC-funded Vulnerable Single Mothers Micro-Enterprise Project. There are currently 34 participants benefiting from this project.

The facilitators of the micro-enterprise training felt that there was a need for a business forum to introduce the participants to the various institutions they would most likely interact with while establishing their businesses.

HAPPENING NOW.....

Vulnerable Single Mothers Micro-Enterprise Project business forum.

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The St Lucia Social Development Fund commenced the Vulnerable Single Mothers Micro-Enterprise Project, which is funded b...
18/08/2022

The St Lucia Social Development Fund commenced the Vulnerable Single Mothers Micro-Enterprise Project, which is funded by the Saint Lucia Electricity Services Ltd. (LUCELEC) on July 1st, 2022. The project’s goal is to train a total of thirty (30) vulnerable single mothers in soft and entrepreneurship skills, and provide them with access to start up loan finance along with micro enterprise advisory support and mentorship, with an expected 60% micro enterprise sustainability rate. The Soft Skills Training component of the programme was held from August 8th to 12th August 2022. The soft skills training in the south of the island was facilitated by Mr. Lyndell Brown while the training in the north was facilitated by Ms. Swaitsha Antoine. The Micro Enterprise Training component of the programme is scheduled to commence on Monday 22nd August 2022, at the National Skills Development Centre, Vieux Fort Centre in the south and at the Romanus Lansiquot HRDC in the North.

Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) 10th ProgrammeIn keeping with the BNTF Vision and fulfilling the central pillars of inclus...
13/04/2022

Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) 10th Programme

In keeping with the BNTF Vision and fulfilling the central pillars of inclusiveness, community participation and empowerment, consultations were held with stakeholders and residents of the following proposed sub-projects with Consultants engaged to conduct the Education Sector Portfolio during the period March 10th to March 30th 2022. These consultations enable our most vulnerable to be directly involved and take ownership of the sub-project, build resilience, while addressing wider challenges being faced by communities.

The BNTF invests in community-led development, takes a holistic approach to building multi-faceted aspects of the community and priorities, and links sector and community support to help communities emerge out of poverty.
BNTF sub-projects are also aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Consultations during the period, were held for the following sub-projects:
• Upgrade of Entrepot Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)
• Rehabilitation of the Food & Nutrition Lab at Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School (VFCSS)
• Arts Business Strengthening Capacity for Economic Viability in the Creative Industry (CDF)
• Artscape Development - Building Capacity through the creation of multi-functional performance spaces (CDF)
• Rehabilitation of Soufriere Primary School Block
• Retrofitting of Pre-K Classroom at Bishop Charles Gachet RC Primary School (Marchand)
• Retrofitting of Pre-K Classroom at La Croix Maingot Primary School
• Retrofitting of Pre-K Classroom at Babonneau RC Primary School
• Construction of Concrete Road at Goodlands East
The BNTF 10th Programme is still in the appraisal stages and will run until December 2024.

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VIEUX SUCRIEUX WATER PROJECT IS COMPLETE.In 2022, Vieux Sucrieux, Gros – Islet became the latest community to get connec...
09/03/2022

VIEUX SUCRIEUX WATER PROJECT IS COMPLETE.

In 2022, Vieux Sucrieux, Gros – Islet became the latest community to get connected to a reliable potable water supply. The decade overdue relief project was made possible through the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Programme 9. In 2017, the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSD) was successfully able to access the BNTF grant which was used to design and install the infrastructure needed to supply safe drinking water to Vieux Sucrieux homes.

ST . LUCIA SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (SSDF) CONNECTS 45+ VIEUX SUCRIEUX HOMES TO RELIABLE WATER SUPPLY

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Yesterday, His Excellency Cyril Errol Melchiades Charles was sworn in as Acting Governor General.

I wish him God's blessings as he serves the people of Saint Lucia.

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Castries

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Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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