Social Assistance Benefits Under Review

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 - 1:01pm

Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon Penn has welcomed the commencement of a review of social assistance benefits and grants administration systems in the Virgin Islands.

Registration For Public Assistance Programme Begins Today

Monday, 18 July 2022 - 4:44pm

Today marks the beginning of the Social Development Department’s registration process for persons transitioning from the House of Assembly Grants to the Public Assistance Programme. 

Statement By Chief Social Development Officer - June 27, 2022

Monday, 27 June 2022 - 12:08pm

Thank you, Hon. Minister and Good Morning to you Madam moderator, PS Davies, the viewing and listening audience, other Government officials, and the media. This morning I have the privilege to outline the transitional grant process for the next three months from July – September 2022. I will further provide information on other support services available to needy households through the Social Development Department.

Statement by Honourable Penn on Social Assistance Grants - June 27, 2022

Monday, 27 June 2022 - 11:48am

A pleasant good morning to everyone.

Today, I would like to update you on the progress we are making to streamline the disbursement of social assistance grants to persons in need.

Income Support Programme Deadline Extended To July 16

Friday, 9 July 2021 - 11:15am

The public is advised that the deadline for the COVID-19 Income Support Programme is extended to Friday, July 16.

Registration Contact Info - COVID-19 Income Support Programme

Friday, 2 July 2021 - 7:49pm

The public is advised that persons eligible to participate in the COVID-19 Cash Assistance Programme should register via online submissions or by telephone.

Tenders Invited For Construction Of New Social Home In Greenland

Friday, 22 January 2021 - 2:44pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands invites tenders for the Construction of a New Social Home in Greenland on Tortola.

Peter Haycraft Honoured With Order Of The British Empire

Friday, 20 November 2020 - 2:43pm

Businessman and Philanthropist Mr. Peter Haycraft was awarded the Order of the British Empire from Her Majesty the Queen for his services to the British Virgin Islands at an Investiture Ceremony today.

BVI Disabilities Unit Continues To Support Clients During Covid-19

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 - 2:39pm

The Disabilities Unit within the Social Development Department continues to support their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Bags Distributed To Help Prepare Families In The BVI

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 5:59pm

Social workers continue to assist families in preparing for emergencies by distributing emergency starter bags filled with supplies for children.

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