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, per project. Your project must be completed within 12 months from the date of acceptance of the Letter of Award.
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 Our SG Grants Portal at oursggrants.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.
How will I know the result of my application?
You can check your application status via the Our SG Grants Portal at oursggrants.gov.sg. An email notification will also be sent to you when the application result is finalised.
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
Expenditures should be relevant to the project.
Our Singapore Fund generally does not support expenditures beyond the abovementioned categories. In particular, Our Singapore Fund does not support:
(a) any expenditure committed or made before the effective date of the Agreement;
(b) any start-up costs or capital expenditure (including but not limited to registration or licensing fees, property rental, and any expenditure on office equipment, computer infrastructure and transportation vehicles);
(c) any cash prizes;
(d) any local and overseas accommodation costs;
(e) any overseas travel costs (including any relevant costs for travelling to and/or from Singapore);
(f) any costs funded by any other sources;
(g) any financial benefit of whatever nature that accrues to the Recipient;
(h) any notional costs, including but not limited to opportunity costs, depreciation and potential income loss;
(i) any costs associated with the employment of staff under a contract of service;
(j) such other costs or expenses as the Agency may determine from time to time, by notice in writing to the Recipient.
What kind of projects can the OSF support?
Activities supported can include, but are not limited to:
- Exhibitions, performances, publications
- Workshops, classes, seminars
- Community activities and events
- Technology initiatives for the community
Supported projects would have been assessed to meet the OSF criteria.
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.
If my project is approved, how can I receive the funds from OSF?
You will have to submit e-invoices via Vendors@Gov to claim the funds from us.
You may claim the OSF funds in two tranches, i.e 40% of approved funding upon acceptance of the Letter of Award and the remaining 60% of approved funding after the project is completed.
Your claim for the final reimbursement should be submitted within three (3) months from the project completion date. Please note that it can take up to 1 month to disburse the first tranche, and up to 3 months to disburse the second tranche upon verification of submitted documents.
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) Project Completion Report;
(ii) Claim forms;
(iii) Supporting receipts; and
(iv) Any other supporting document including event photographs.
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.
Does our Singapore Fund provide sponsorship?
Our Singapore Fund is not a sponsorship, but it is a grant based on a co-funding basis.
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