The grant provides sustainability related social enterprises with funding to accelerate these start-ups in their journey towards integrating sustainable practices and business models.

Teams are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Clear Problem Definition
    • Teams have to provide a clear articulation of the problem or pain situation they are targeting
  2. Market Product Fit
    • Teams are required to state the target market-product fit and clearly articulate the input and data collected from potential customers/buyers and businesses
  3. Differentiation of Product, Service or Technology
    • Teams are required to illustrate and explain the differentiated features of their existing product, service or platform vis-à-vis competitor analysis
  4. Social Impact
    • A clear theory of change on how the business model delivers sustainability-related social impact is needed
  5. Scalability
  6. Well-Thought Business Model/Customer Acquisition Initiatives
  7. Quality of Founding Team
    • Founders should possess coachability, drive, integrity, community-orientation and grit
  8. Sustainable Business Model
    • The startup can be for profit or a non-profit but must be able to sustain itself

Grants are provided to organisations whose projects/programmes are targeted at either children and youth up to 35 years old from economically disadvantaged backgrounds or children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Projects/programmes should fulfil the following outcomes:

  1. Improved education and employment attainment
  2. Positive development of socio-emotional assets
  3. Acquirement of vocational and work-readiness skills
  4. Enabling stable and nurturing home environments

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Grantee partners can be non-profit organisations, social enterprises, or ground-up initiatives
  2. Projects must be implemented in Singapore
  3. Proposed projects should have a long-term horizon of about 3 years

BinjaiTree is a Singapore-based philanthropic organisation that serves and engages with local charities and social enterprises. Its role is to work with the community in bringing sustained contributions and it focuses primarily on:

  1. Improvement of mental health
  2. Development of the arts
  3. Social services


The grant funds projects that do not have a suitable partner fund, and fulfils one or more of the following strategic outcomes:

  1. Equitable opportunities for vulnerable groups
  2. Cohesive and caring community
  3. Vibrant and liveable home

The Enabling Lives Initiative (ELI) Grant is a renewed tranche of $20 million grant that will bring together the best ideas from the community of non-profit organisations, social enterprises and innovators to create scalable, impactful innovations for persons with disabilities. The Grant is funded by Tote Board and administered by SG Enable.

The grant funds projects, as well as, the scaling up of existing programmes that fall within the following categories:

  1. Innovative ideas
  2. Product or prototype development
  3. New service models or programmes
  4. Pilot programmes
  5. Localisation of overseas best practices
  6. Ready-to-scale projects and programmes

There is a focus on the following cross-cutting issues in the disability sector:

  1. Caregiver and Natural Support
  2. Data and Technology
  3. Transition Management

The CCF New Co-operative Grant is available to newly-registered co-operatives (i.e. grant application is within 24 months from the co-operative’s registration date). It is used to support the initial set-up costs and operating expenses for up to three years.

It can be used to offset expenses such as:

  1. Capital Expenditure
  2. Operating Expenses
  3. Other Support Areas

Funds are provied to co-operatives for the following schemes and projects:

  1. Legal Services
  2. Outsourced Internal Audit
  3. PDPA
  4. Minimum Competency Training

To help enhance co-operatives’ capabilities, governance and operational efficiency, the CCF Development Grant provides co-funding to co-operatives to cover various qualifying expenses. Funds are provided to co-operatives to cover various qualifying expenses:

  1. Productivity solutions (e.g software, hardware)
  2. Facilities enhancement
  3. Professional services (outsourced internal audit fee, consultancy services)
  4. Salary
  5. Digital, social media and other marketing expenses

The CCF Training Grant provides funding of courses, seminars and conferences to help co-operative officers improve their knowledge and learn relevant skills for the running of their co-operative. This grant covers:

  1. Short-term Courses, Seminars and Conferences (Local)
  2. Short-term Courses, Seminars and Conferences (Overseas)
  3. Long-term Courses (Finance, Banking, Accounting, Business or Marketing)
  4. Long-term Courses (Professional Studies)
  5. Long-term Courses (Other Courses)

Grants are provided to social entrepreneurs/enterprises with technological solution that meets the following criteria:

  1. Addresses one of the challenge statements or themes (changes on a yearly basis)
  2. Launched a product or service, and are looking to scale their impact
  3. Potential to solve real, social problems in a sizeable and addressable market