Community Integration Fund

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About the Community Integration Fund (CIF)

The Community Integration Fund (CIF) was launched by the National Integration Council (NIC) in September 2009 to support organisations in implementing ground-up integration initiatives. 

What does the CIF support?

Projects should satisfy at least one of the following objectives to be considered for CIF funding:

  • Provide information and resources on Singapore
  • Encourage social interaction between locals, immigrants and foreigners
  • Encourage emotional attachment to and involvement in Singapore
  • Promote a positive mindset towards integration

Who can apply?

Funding applications are open to:

  • Singapore Registered Organisations
  • Companies registered with Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA),
  • Trade unions registered with the Registry of Trade Unions (RTU)

 

Individuals should apply through a registered organisation, company or trade union if they wish to apply for the CIF.

What type of projects can be funded?

The CIF supports a wide variety of projects:

  • Festivals and celebrations
  • Interest-based activities (sports, volunteerism, arts & culture)
  • Learning journeys
  • Forums, workshops or conferences
  • Videos and publications

 

These examples are not exhaustive. We encourage applicants to come up with new ideas and consider innovative ways to promote integration. As a guide, we support projects where integration of locals and foreigners is a major objective. Projects such as annual dinner and dances or corporate family days where integration outcomes are marginal, are less likely to receive funding or supported only at a low level.

Funding Amount

The amount of funding granted depends on how well each project is assessed to meet the CIF’s objectives. The CIF can provide co-funding of up to 80% of the total qualifying costs or the net qualifying costs of approved projects, whichever is lower. The maximum funding for a project is up to S$200,000.

For more information and downloadable forms, please visit https://www.nationalintegrationcouncil.org.sg/funding/community-integration-fund

 

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