A review is being conducted on the grants made available, by the government, to national heroes who are vulnerable and are experiencing hard times.
This is being carried out to ensure the process remains transparent and efficient.
The update came from Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Donna Cox, while being interviewed before Tuesday’s sitting of the Standing Finance Committee.
Minister Cox said the persons who benefit from this grant are identified through nomination by interest groups and sporting organizations because they have fallen onto tough times and therefore need some assistance.
Minister Cox said there is a committee in place which will review each case and then make a decision as to determine what level of intervention can be provided.