FAMILIES
ADOPT A FAMILY & YOUTH SCHEME

AMP introduced the Adopt a Family & Youth Scheme (AFYS) in 1999 to encourage self-reliance within disadvantaged families. Under the scheme, families are assisted through financial assistance and management, economic empowerment, socio-educational and parental education programmes and family life skills workshops.

Adult family members undergo skills training either in economically-viable areas to increase their employability or in setting up a home-based business as an alternative source of income. School-going children under AFYS are enrolled into tuition and enrichment programmes to enhance their academic development. Parental education programmes and family life skills workshops are also conducted for parents under AFYS to equip them with the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of their family life.

ABOUT

AFYS assists low-income families with school-going children, who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Monthly household income < $2,500 or per capita income (PCI) < $650
  • Have young or school-going children
  • Show the potential to be self-reliant
WHO IT HELPS

1. Financial Assistance and Management

  • Monthly tracking of household income and expenditure
  • One-off partial payment or development of an instalment plan with the relevant agencies

2. Economic Empowerment

  • Skills upgrading courses to increase employability for adult family members
  • Training to set up micro business or home-based business to supplement and/or strengthen family income status

3. Socio-Educational Development

  • Tuition classes
  • Part-time religious classes (madrasah)
  • Transport concession i.e. EZ-link reimbursements
  • Payment of:
    • Examination fees
    • Childcare, kindergarten and student care fees
  • Educational workshops such as school holiday enrichment programmes
  • Education bursaries

4. Others

  • Counselling services
  • Festive period assistance i.e. Hari Raya preparation
  • Parenting workshops
  • Financial workshops
RANGE OF ASSISTANCE
HOW TO APPLY
DEVELOPMENT & REINTEGRATION PROGRAMME

The Development & Reintegration Programme (DRP), introduced in 2018, is a collaboration between AMP and the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) that adopts a structured and holistic approach in the provision of a reintegration programme for Muslim offenders from incarceration to post-release.

It aims to provide additional support to Malay/Muslim inmates in the Drug Rehabilitation Centres, and their families through an individualised intervention plan, in-care and aftercare engagements, and financial and socio-educational assistance.

Cases are referred to AMP from the Singapore Prison Service.

HOME ACCESS

The Home Access Programme is done in collaboration with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and National Council of Social Service (NCSS) to support low-income family with affordable home internet connectivity.

Eligible Singaporean families can enjoy two years of subsidised fibre broadband connectivity, with an option to bundle with a tablet or smartphone.

Monthly Subscription Payable


Auto Inclusion Tier A: Tier B:
Staying in HDB 1-3 room flat Staying in HDB 4 room and above flat
Assistance Package Monthly Subscription including GST
Fibre broadband M1 Limited 500Mbps $6.00 $9.00 $17.30
MyRepublic Limited 1Gbps $13.99 $16.99 $25.29
Bundled Plans by M1 Limited

(The following plans are available for families without full-time students4 only.)

500Mbps Fibre broadband bundled with tablet5 Tablet
  • 7 inch, android
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
$8.00 $15.00 $22.00
500Mbps Fibre broadband bundled with smartphone5 Smartphone
  • 6 inch, android
  • 3GB RAM, 64GB storage
$10.75 $17.75 $24.75

4 Full-time students aged 25 and below, studying in Government or Government-Aided School, Junior College, Centralised Institute, Independent School, Specialised Independent School, Specialised School, Institute of Technical Education, Polytechnic or MOE-funded Special Education School.
5 Do check with M1 Limited for the exact model of tablet or smartphone, as the actual specification may vary at the point of contract activation.

ABOUT

The Home Access programme assists low-income families, who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Stays in HDB flat
  • With at least one family member staying at the same residential address who is a Singapore citizen
  • Has a monthly Gross Household Income (GHI)1 ≤ $1,900 OR Per Capita Income (PCI)2 ≤ $650
  • Neither an existing Home Access beneficiary NOR an existing NEU PC Plus beneficiary with broadband connectivity


1 Monthly household income refers to the total monthly income of all family members staying at the same residential address, and this includes basic employment income, self-employed, overtime pay, allowances, cash awards, commissions and bonuses.
2 Per Capita Income is total monthly gross household income divided by the total number of family members residing in the same residential address.

WHO IT HELPS

HOW TO APPLY
HOME OWNERSHIP PLUS EDUCATION

AMP is one of the mentoring agencies under the Home Ownership Plus Education (HOPE) Scheme, a national assistance programme spearheaded by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) for young, low-income families to keep their family small.

ABOUT

The HOPE Scheme assists families and single mothers, who meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Married or divorced/widowed mother with child custody
    • Mother/Wife is 35 years old or below
      • For families where at least one spouse or the widowed/divorced mother has a post-secondary education, the wife/mother should be 30 to 35 years old
    • Family unit has no more than 2 children, who are Singapore Citizens
    • Gross monthly household income of not more than $1,700
      • For families where at least one spouse or the widowed/divorced mother has a post-secondary education, the individual income of each spouse or widowed/divorced mother should not be more than $1,200 per month
    • Both husband and wife must be Singapore Citizens
      • One of the spouse or the widowed/divorced mother must be a Singapore Citizen
    • Husband or divorced/widowed mother must be employed
WHO IT HELPS

1. Housing and Utilities

Conditional Housing Grant

    • $60,000 housing grant disbursed in annual instalments of $3,000 to mother’s CPF account

Utilities Grant

    • $1,000 once-off grant to offset utilities charges


2. Training and Employment

Training Advice and Employment Support

    • Ongoing advice provided on training courses, job placement and career counselling

Training Incentives

    • Up to $6,000 worth of incentives for families who make efforts to do better and complete training courses that lead to better employment

Employment Incentives

    • Up to $10,000 worth of employment incentives for full-time working mothers.


3. Support for Children and Families

Education Bursaries

    • Annual bursaries of up to $3,000 for each child attending pre-school to university to help pay for their educational expenses.
    • This includes the savings to each child’s Child Development Account (CDA) and Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) for their future educational needs.

Mentoring and Family Support

    • Ongoing mentoring support and guidance to strengthen families as they work towards upgrading themselves and their families
    • Free family planning
RANGE OF ASSISTANCE
  • Visit the nearest Social Service Office to apply for the HOPE Scheme
  • Click here for the list of SSOs in Singapore
HOW TO APPLY
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT & SUPPORT PROGRAMMES

INSPIRASI@AMP provides post-marriage support for young couples in the first ten years of marriage through Club INSPIRASI. Some of the initiatives include marriage enrichment programmes, family day activities, couple retreats, support group sessions, and support services, which include counselling and casework, as well as information and referral services.

ABOUT

Young couples who have graduated from the marriage preparation workshops under INSPIRASI@AMP will be enrolled into the marriage enrichment and support programmes to assist in their marital journey.

WHO IT HELPS
HOW TO APPLY
MARRIAGE PREPARATION FOR YOUNG COUPLES

INSPIRASI@AMP, in collaboration with the Registry of Muslim Marriages (ROMM), supports young couples through premarital consultation session, marriage preparation workshops, and parents support group.

ABOUT

Young couples are assessed based on their readiness for marriage at the premarital consultation session with the focus on supporting them to make an informed decision on marriage. The session also seeks to identify and address potential issues that may affect the couples’ marriage and discuss post-marriage plans. Counsellors will also assess the level of functional support from their parents during the session. The couples and their families will then be encouraged to attend the marriage preparation workshops and other support programmes and services provided by INSPIRASI@AMP, to support couples in their marriage journey.

PREMARITAL CONSULTATION

The marriage preparation workshops (Young Couples Programme) enable young couples to build a strong and stable marriage and support them in their journey in becoming parents. Through the workshops, couples can learn problem-solving and life skills, which they can adopt in their marriage.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION WORKSHOPS

Parents of young couples are also equipped with the skills and knowledge to help and support their children in their journey. The parents’ support group discusses expectations of in-law relationships, roles and responsibilities of parents and parents-in-law, and strategies to better support young couples towards independence.

PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
HOW TO APPLY
PARENTING EDUCATION SERIES

The Parenting Education series is aimed at strengthening the family institution and encouraging the development of parenting skills within the community. The annual seminar or webinar is focused on helping parents to understand their roles better, as well as strengthen their spousal relationship and co-parenting skills.

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