Financial Assistance

A helping hand for life’s practical needs

Managing the impact of a brain tumour is costly. If you require financial aid during this period of time, the BTSS FAS offers a range of funding tailored to your specific needs.


BTSS Welfare Grant

A BTSS Welfare Grant provides temporary financial assistance for member adults, young people or children with brain tumours, to cover a wide range of practical needs. It does not cover treatment or medication, but is designed to ease hardship caused by additional costs of travel to appointments, care or retraining, for example. This can include things such as household bills, extra clothing, or a much needed break. Every month we aim to give at least one grant to a needy beneficiary.

The maximum amount of welfare grant is $2800 per annum. Applicants must be BTSS members and are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents.

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Please note that the application form must be endorsed by the social worker in the hospital you are attending. If you need clarification about the process, do not hesitate to contact us.

BTSS Wellness Grant

The BTSS Wellness Fund aims to enhance the well-being of our members through a broad range of programmes such as:

  • Physical skills – rehabilitation, swimming, badminton, sewing, barista skills
  • Mental – memory, speed reading or other relevant intellectual pursuits
  • Creative – musical instrument playing, composing music, singing
  • Psychological – psycho therapy, counselling help
  • Social – social skills, emotional quotient (EQ) training
  • Home nursing services

The maximum amount of grant is $600 for a period of 1 year and there is no income criteria. Members who are Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible to apply.

Counselling is not seen as a sign of weakness or a last ditch effort to prevent something much worse. This is what I personally learnt as a brain tumor survivor whilst navigating my personal life struggles. 
Having a professional to hear our pain, sorrows and become a ‘mirror’ is something that can never be understated. 
A kind and willing ear goes a long way to alleviate the worry and fear one has especially if you feel all alone whilst the world gone topsy turvy.
~ Ian, brain tumour patient

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BTSS Tuition Grant

Going back to school after a brain tumour treatment can be challenging to many of our young beneficiaries. With that in mind, the BTSS Tuition Grant aims to help school-going members cope with the rigors of academic work. The value of this grant is $3300 for one year. Members will be accessed based on the financial situation of the family.

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