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Grants

Minor Project Grant

The Minor Project Grant (supporting up to 50% of relevant total project costs, subject to a cap of $50,000) supports a wide range of community heritage projects; these include programmes, events and exhibitions.

 

What does the Grant Support?

The grant supports community heritage projects that fall within any of the categories below. The list below is not exhaustive.

Note that projects related to the performing arts with performance as a primary component do not fall under the list of acceptable project categories. Applicant may consider applying for the grants schemes under the National Arts Council (NAC).

Project Categories Examples
Exhibition

  • Static or Interactive displays (can be permanent or temporary and/or in physical or digital format)
Publication
  • Documentation of community related stories (can also be in digital format)
Programmes
  • Cultural workshops, oral history recording, guided tours of heritage buildings and public talks
Events
  • Community events that are based on themes of heritage
Documentary
  • Podcasts, video stories, etc
Gallery/Corner
  • Permanent heritage corner, gallery, wall and/or stairways
 

 

Who is the grant for?

The grant is open to the following individuals and groups:

  • Individuals must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents aged 18 years old and above and must be residing in Singapore;
  • Local interest groups, clans/associations and non-profit organisations must be registered with:
    1. Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA); or
    2. Society registered with Registry of Societies (ROS); or
    3. Charitable Trust registered with the Commissioner of Charities (COC); or
    4. Co-Operative registered with the Registry of Co-operative Societies; or
    5. Trade Union registered with Registry of Trade Unions.
  • Informal groups of individuals must nominate either an individual (who is a Singapore Citizen or Singapore PR) or a locally legally constituted organization to undertake legal and financial responsibility for the application and administer the grant should any be awarded;
  • Non-profit educational institutions and educational institutions under the purview of the Ministry of Education (MOE).

Please refer to the table below for the Minor Project Grant criteria.

Criteria Minor Project Grant
Total Project Costs

Projects with total costs of S$100,000 and below
Type of Applicants

- First time applying for heritage grants, and/or with little/no experience in heritage project management

- Schools under MOE purview

- Community groups and/or Societies

Type of Project

- Starter projects to promote awareness of the various aspects of Singapore’s history and heritage, and elements of cross-cultural understanding or intergenerational engagement

- Recurring heritage themes, such as projects to document school or community or organisation history, personal family lineage or ethnic heritage cuisine, etc

- Small scale projects involving basic research methodologies, less complex techniques and approaches to present heritage findings

- Projects can be one-time occurrence or in multiple runs

For more information, please download the Heritage Grants Scheme Guidelines here.

 

How and when to apply?

To apply, please visit OurSG Grants Portal and ensure that you have a valid SingPass/CorpPass.

  • Click here if you wish to register for Singpass.
  • Click here if you wish to register for CorpPass.

As we are in the midst of updating the information on the OurSG Grants Portal, for the 15 April 2021 deadline, applicants are required to use the Heritage Participation Grants Form to apply for the Minor Project Grant. Please refer to the instruction guidelines for more details.

The grant is open for application two times a year. All applications must reach us on the closing date by 2359h. Late applications will not be accepted. The table below lists the key dates and windows that you will need to keep in mind as you are preparing for your application.

Application Closing Dates Expected Notification of Results For Projects Launching After
15 April 2021 End July 2021 September 2021
15 September 2021 End December 2021 February 2022
 
Successful applicants must sign and return the Acceptance of Offer to NHB within two (2) weeks from date of Letter of Offer. All results are final.

 

Who may I speak to for assistance?

If you have any questions, or require more information, you are welcome to contact our NHB officers at nhb_heritagegrants@nhb.gov.sg.