Half of CDC vouchers can be used at supermarkets
Singapore. Each household in the country is expected to receive S$300 in Community Development Council (CDC) vouchers this January. The CDC Vouchers Scheme 2023 is set to be launched on 3 January by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong.
“Each Singaporean household will receive S$300 CDC Vouchers in early January – S$150 which can be spent at participating hawkers and heartland merchants; the other S$150 at participating supermarkets, to offer residents more choices to meet their needs,” stated the CDCs and PA in a media release.
Additionally, households may donate their remaining vouchers from 2021 and 2022 to charity through the CDC vouchers scheme website until 31 January 2023.
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To do this, simply click on Donate CDC vouchers, then select your charity of choice, and log in with your Singpass.
The categories for charities include arts and heritage, animal welfare, education, elderly, environment, children and youth, families and children, migrant community, healthcare, sports, and persons with disabilities.
“While Singaporean households are encouraged to claim and spend their vouchers before they expire on Dec 31, 2022, the CDCs have received public feedback that some Singapore households would like to share the balance amount of their vouchers with those who might need it more amidst concern over rising cost of living,” added CDCs and PA.
“The CDCs are now offering Singaporean households more flexibility in using CDC vouchers through a donation option.”
Around 98% of Singaporean households have claimed their CDC vouchers for 2021 as of 20 December. Meanwhile, 95% have claimed their vouchers for 2022.
“We hope Singaporeans will find this option to donate their 2021 and 2022 CDC vouchers to be a meaningful way of contributing to those in need,” shared Low Yen Ling, Chairman of the Mayors’ Committee and Mayor of the South West District in a statement.
“I am touched by the selfless spirit of Singaporeans who uplift one another in tough times,” she added.
The CDC voucher scheme was first launched in June 2020, where over 400,00 households received S$50 worth of vouchers. Another round of vouchers was launched in February 2021.
The first digital distribution of vouchers happened in December 2021, with 1.3 million households receiving S$100 in vouchers each. In May this year, more vouchers were disbursed to help households.
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