Songpa-gu Youth to Receive ‘Coming-of-Age’ Support Grant of 200,000 Won
—Songpa-gu in Seoul unveiled on Sunday a new grant to support young adults born in 2004 as they enter the workforce.
Aptly named the Coming-of-Age Support Grant, the program aims to provide aid to those who meet the district’s specific criteria. Eligible applicants will receive vouchers for Songpa Sarang, a local mobile currency, valued at 200,000 won.
As the largest of Seoul’s 25 districts, Songpa-gu boasts a youth population of 190,000, ranking second highest in the city.
Recognized as a “young city,” Songpa-gu champions various youth-focused projects such as the Songpa Youth Network, Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Project, and Youth Festival “Tiki-Taka.” Each initiative aims to enrich the lives of young people and cultivate the future leaders of tomorrow.
The Coming-of-Age Grant is Songpa-gu’s premier youth program, and over two years from 2021, a staggering total of 8,967 young adults received Songpa Sarang vouchers totaling 1.79 billion won, a testament to the program’s immense success.
This year, on the auspicious day of the coming-of-age ceremony, each applicant will receive a congratulatory card bearing the message “20 years old, take a step forward.”
Moreover, each applicant will receive guidance in applying for the coming-of-age departure subsidy. Impressively, the number of applicants has surged to 5,400, an increase of approximately 10 percent from last year’s figures.
To be eligible for the grant, applicants must fulfill specific requirements. They must be residents of Songpa-gu born in 2004 (inclusive of those whose birthdays have not yet occurred) and must have continuously registered and resided in Songpa-gu for at least one year before April 30th, 2022.