Apply for Our Singapore Fund now
Have an idea for projects that bring communities together, that promotes Singapore's national identity and shared values? Find out if you are eligible to apply for Our Singapore Fund.
- You must be a Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident, who is 18 years old and above
- You must be residing in Singapore
The organisation must be
- A company that is registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA); or
- A not-for-Profit organisation that is a Public Company Limited by guarantee registered with
- Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA);or
- Society registered with Registry of Societies (ROS); or
- Charitable Trust registered with the Commissioner of Charities (COC); or
- Co-Operative registered with the Registry of Co-operative Societies;
- or Trade Union registered with Registry of Trade Unions;
If your application is approved, you may receive funding of up to 80% of supported costs, subject to a maximum of $20,000 a year, per project. Your project must be completed within 12 months from the date of acceptance of the Form of Agreement.
On average, projects are funded at 50% of qualified cost (capped at $20,000) a year. Although funding for projects is capped at $20,000, your awarded grant may be lesser than $20,000, subject to project merit, assessed qualifying cost etc.
How do I apply for Our Singapore Fund?
You can submit your Our Singapore Fund application via the MCCY Grants Portal at mccygrants.gov.sg.
When can I apply for Our Singapore Fund?
Our Singapore Fund is open for application throughout the year and you must submit your application at least eight weeks before the project start date.
What is the processing time for Our Singapore Fund application?
The processing time for Our Singapore Fund application is eight (8) weeks from the submission of your application.
When will I know the result of my application?
You can check your application status via the MCCY Grants Portal at mccygrants.gov.sg. An email notification will also be sent to you when the application result is finalised.
Does Our Singapore Fund provide sponsorship?
Our Singapore Fund is not a sponsorship but it is a grant based on co-funding basis.
How much funding can I expect from if my project is supported?
If your application is approved, you may receive funding of up to 80% of supported costs, capped at $20,000 per year, whichever is lower.
What expenses can be supported under Our Singapore Fund?
Our Singapore Fund can support the following expenditures:
- Venue costs
- Marketing and publicity costs
- Production, material, and logistics costs
- Licensing and legal fees
- Professional service fees
- Insurance costs (where applicable)
- Volunteer meal and transport costs
Activities supported can include, but are not limited to:
- Exhibitions, performances, publications
- Workshops, classes, seminars
- Community activities and events
- Technology initiatives for the community
Our Singapore Fund generally does not support expenditures beyond the abovementioned categories. In particular, Our Singapore Fund will not support:
- Company registration and start-up costs
- Capital expenditures and purchase of assets (including property, machinery, IT equipment, office furniture, office renovations, etc.)
- Internal costs*, operating costs, and other out of office expenditures that are incurred on an ongoing basis by the applicant (e.g. office rental, utilities, staff salaries)
- Cash prizes;
- Travel costs and local accommodation costs
- Costs that have been incurred before the signing of the Form of Agreement
*Internal costs refer to expenditures incurred for services rendered by the applicants themselves (e.g. manpower costs), or through engaging vendors that they have direct interests in.
Can I generate profit for my project?
Our Singapore Fund allows projects to receive funding from other sources but the project should not be profit generating. The Form of Agreement requires that the funding recipient notify us of the amount and the terms and conditions of such other funding, with the supporting documents. We reserve the right to reduce the Approved Amount by the amount the Recipient receives.
Can my project receive other sources of funding in addition to Our Singapore Fund?
Our Singapore Fund does not prohibit supported projects from seeking other sources of funding. However, applicants must submit a declaration on the other fund and/or grant(s) applied for or received in the application form. For transparency and property accountability, projects involving online fundraising elements must adhere to the Code of Practice for Charitable Online Fund-Raising Appeals. Platforms that subscribe to the Code of Practice are: Giving.sg; Give.Asia; Simply Giving; Ray of Hope Initiative Limited.
How will the funds be disbursed?
The funds will be disbursed in two tranches, i.e., 40% of approved funding will be disbursed upon acceptance of the Form of Agreement and the remaining 60% of approved funding will be disbursed after the project is completed.
You will have to submit an e-invoice via Vendors@Gov for funding disbursements.
Your claim for the final reimbursement must be submitted within three (3) months from the project completion date. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reimburse claims that are submitted later.
What are the documents that I need to submit to receive my final reimbursement?
You will need to submit the softcopy of the following documents via the MCCY Grants Portal:
(i) Claim form;
(ii) Supporting receipts;
(iii) Project Completion Report;
(iv) Events photographs; and
(v) Any other supporting document.
Upon verification of the documents, we will inform you of the approved reimbursement amount and you will need to submit an e-invoice via Vendors@Gov.
Can I apply for Our Singapore Fund more than once?
You may only submit one project proposal at a time, as resources and the ability to undertake multiple projects are important considerations to ensure the successful completion of the project. If you wish to apply for a new project to be supported by Our Singapore Fund, you should complete the approved project successfully before submitting the application for a new project.
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