The SG Eco Fund is open to the following applicants:
- Individuals: Must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident, above 18 years old, and residing in Singapore;
- Groups of Individuals: All individuals must be above 18 years old and residing in Singapore, and the group must have at least one Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident;
- Organisations: Singapore-registered organisations, including companies, charities, government and non-government organisations
- Improve the environment or advance environmental sustainability in Singapore;
- Engage and/or involve the community; and
- Not have obtained funding from other government sources.
Projects should address at least one area of environmental sustainability, including but not limited to the following: climate change; energy; waste; water; food; nature and biodiversity; environmental pollution; or environmental public health.
Examples (does not meet criteria)
Examples (meets criteria)
|1) Project must improve the environment or advance environmental sustainability in Singapore||- Conduct nature walks without educating participants or involving them in environmental action
- Provide fresh produce to low-income households without any engagement on the environmental impact of food
|- Implement a programme that mobilises residents to reduce/recycle/upcycle household waste
- Organise an event for the community to plant native plants
- Implement innovative green technologies in public spaces for the community to learn, use and take action
|2) Project must engage and/or involve the community||- Install equipment such as solar panels or food waste digesters, without a plan for the community to participate
- Sell eco-friendly products and services to potential customers
|3) Project must not have obtained funding from other government sources||- Obtained additional funding for the same project from government agencies||- Obtained additional funding for the same project from private sector or NGOs|
Download list of SG Eco Fund’s supported projects.
Eligible applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
1) Implementation and Innovation
- Applicant has the appropriate knowledge and skills to implement the project
- Applicant has a clear and feasible implementation plan
- Applicant adopts an innovative approach
2) Environmental Benefit
- Project produces tangible environmental outcomes
- Project has measurable environmental targets
- Project results in sustained environmental benefit
3) Community Engagement
- Project involves partnerships and community action
- Project has measurable community engagement targets
- Project generates resources that the public can tap on to advance environmental sustainability
4) Cost Effectiveness
- Project costs items are reasonable
- Project budget is commensurate with the level of impact achieved through the project
The SG Eco Fund works on a co-funding basis. If the application is approved, the applicant may receive funding of up to 80% of the supportable cost items, subject to a maximum of S$1 million. Funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis for no more than three years from the Project start date. Only expenses incurred after the agreed Project start date in the Letter of Offer can be reimbursed.
The SG Eco Fund supports the following cost items:
- Professional services (e.g. events management, workshop facilitation, behavioural study, audit);
- Venue rental;
- Educational materials (e.g. brochures, publications, books);
- Marketing and publicity (e.g. production of posters, EDMs, photography);
- Logistics and transportation; and
- Equipment and tools necessary for project implementation.
The SG Eco Fund does not support the following cost items:
- Overhead costs (e.g. manpower, payment to team members, office space rental, production space rental, land rental, utilities);
- International shipping fees, vehicle fuel, and long-term vehicle rental;
- Construction costs for buildings and enclosed structures;
- Food and beverage;
- Gifts and prizes (e.g. tokens of appreciation, cash prizes, vouchers, medals);
- Overseas or foreign visitor's expenses and fees (e.g. air ticket, accommodation);
- Media space rental (e.g. newspaper, TV, radio, MRT and bus advertisements);
- Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Reimbursement for project costs will only take place after each project milestone and its associated deliverables are met. These milestones will be set and agreed upon by both grant recipient and the Trust before the commencement of the project.
Upon achieving each project milestone, grant recipients are required to submit the following documents:
- Project progress and/or completion reports.
- Soft copies of original receipts, invoices, and/or payment records.
- For projects with an approved grant quantum of more than S$30,000 – A report of factual findings on their claims, prepared by an external auditor. The cost of engaging the auditor should be included in the project budget submitted with the application.
The claim for the final reimbursement should be submitted within three months of the project completion date.
The grant recipient and the SG Eco Fund’s Board of Trustees will co-own all intellectual property rights (IPRs) arising from or created in relation to the Project. The SG Eco Fund retains the rights to utilise the IPRs for charitable purposes.