About the Programme
The Vibrant Hawker Culture Programme aims to encourage ground-up initiatives by individuals, community groups and organisations to organise projects to promote hawker culture and/or vibrancy at markets and hawker centres. NEA will provide funding support for the projects.
Any individual (Singaporean/Permanent Resident), group, organisation, association, registered society or institution in Singapore can apply for funding under the Vibrant Hawker Culture Programme if they are not receiving similar funding from another public agency.
a. The project should help to promote hawker culture (people, food etc) or hawker centre vibrancy;
b. Project should be open to participation from general members of public (where applicable); and
c. Funding is only for non-commercial / non-revenue generating project.
 Written support from the respective Hawkers’ Association / Merchants’ Association will be required for projects to be held within markets and hawker centres.
Projects must NOT have commenced at the time of application. The following projects will NOT be supported:
· Activities that promote religious/political causes
· Busking for monetary returns
· Commercial activities e.g. sale of goods / services
· Activities that that cause disamenities (e.g. smell, obstruction, noise) to the public or stallholders.
This above list is not exhaustive. NEA reserves the right to select projects to be awarded. For the avoidance of doubt, NEA also reserve the right not to award funding to any projects.
The funding is capped at $5,000 per project and $10,000 per financial year (1 Apr to 31 Mar) for the same individual/group/organisation on reimbursement basis.
For projects involving physical events/activities, only items required for the activity day (e.g. art workshops, music performances, carnival games, interactive exhibitions and performances etc) will be supported by the funding. Some examples of supportable and non-supportable cost items are as follows:
Purchase of equipment (e.g. sound systems, musical instruments etc)
Rental of equipment
Publicity cost for the project
Costs incurred due to pre/post project activities (e.g. rehearsals etc)
*The supportable and non-supportable items listed above are not exhaustive. NEA reserves the right to accept or reject any supportable/non-supportable items.
Disbursement of funds
Disbursement of funds is on a reimbursement basis, for supportable cost items, and must be accompanied by corresponding original/certified true copies of receipts/invoices for supported items within two months of the project’s completion. Applicants would also need to submit an e-invoice on AGD's website, Vendors@Gov.