10 Feb '11, 10am

Tote Board to double funding commitments: SINGAPORE: The Tote Board will almost double its funding commitment to...

SINGAPORE: The Tote Board will almost double its funding commitment to worthy causes this year, thanks to casino entry levies estimated at about S$140m from April to December 2010. It says it will commit S$626 million this year. The Tote Board Community Healthcare Fund and the Community Chest (ComChest) are two major beneficiaries. ComChest will receive an additional S$50 million over the next five years. The Tote Board says it will help meet the greater demand for social services arising from Singapore's ageing population, more complicated family issues and people with disabilities. It will support an additional 32 programmes and services for 50,000 beneficiaries each year. The healthcare fund will see increased funding of S$100 million over the next three years. It will support new and existing preventive health programmes such as breast and cervical cancer screening and...

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