Call For Ideas Fund [Applications have closed]
Applications have closed.
Call for Ideas Fund
In 2020, Singapore generated around 665,000 tonnes of food waste, which is equivalent to each individual discarding 1.5 bowls of food per day. Singapore also generated 200,000 tonnes of disposable (domestic waste), comprising items such as carrier bags and takeaway containers/cutlery. These were enough to fill up about 400 Olympic-size swimming pools. Singapore's environmental challenge remains pressing. Each of us can play a part to adopt and champion a zero waste lifestyle.
The Call for Ideas Fund aims to help applicants kickstart projects that seek to resolve an environmental challenge in the local community. These projects should seek to encourage the community to make environmentally responsible choices through outreach and education efforts.
Each successful project may receive up to $20,000 or 80% of total supportable costs, whichever is lower.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a pitching session.
Your project must meet the following criteria:
- Engages the general public
- Includes educational and/or outreach efforts
- Must not generate net profits
- Addresses any one of these four Ideation Statements:
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Note: Project partners are not required but highly encouraged.
Consider these when formulating your project:
Does it nudge the community to adopt environmentally conscious behavior?Does it have educational value?Is it innovative?Does it facilitate collaboration?
Who can apply?
Note: Public agencies are not eligible to apply
- Singaporeans / PRs and Singapore-registered organisations
- Individuals, interest groups and organisations
1. Application [Applications have closed]
- Project proposal and KPIs
- Project cost breakdown
Submit your application online via the OurSG Grants portal.
Note: Projects that have started or are completed will not be considered.
2. Evaluation and Approval
NEA Grant officers will be in touch with you if clarifications are required.
3. Upfront and/or Mid-way Disbursement
Upon receipt of Letter of Offer, the following documents are required:
- Letter of Acceptance
- Disbursement Request Form
- Documentation of KPI achievement (Only for Mid-way Disbursement)
- Direct Credit Authorisation Form
4. Project Audit
- Statement of Accounts
- Original / scanned itemised invoices or receipts
- Documentation of KPI achievement
5. Final Disbursement
NEA Grant officers will be in touch with you to finalise the disbursement.
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- Consultancy fees (e.g. engagement of professionals and vendors — events company, web designers, facilitators, consultants, publishers, performers, trainers)
- Honorarium / Speaker’s fees
(Note: This is different from workshop facilitation fees, which is classified under consultancy fees.)
- Publicity and marketing materials
- Overseas or foreign visitor fees (e.g. accommodation, transport, food)
- Event logistics and transportation
- Collaterals for outreach purpose
- Commercialisation costs (e.g. for mobile applications)
- Volunteer recognition and appreciation (e.g. meals)
- Equipment and tools necessary for the outreach (capped at S$2,000)
- Application development (includes research and requirement study, design and conceptualisation, prototype development, testing and commissioning, and maintenance costs)
- Advertising and marketing costs (e.g. media buys)
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View some of our past grant recipients' projects below:
By: Sparkbox Pte Ltd (Secondsguru)
The Zero Waste Bootcamp (ZWB) is a 12- to 16-week programme where youths team up, create and execute sustainability projects. Not only are they equipped to craft meaningful projects with sustainable impacts, they also have the opportunity to be mentored by Secondsguru’s founders, as well as partner not-for-profit organisations.
By: Ms Tay Wee Leng
Upcircle is a mobile app platform that enables crowdsourcing through a kickstarter-like marketplace. Users can discover projects that reuse, repurpose, recycle and upcycle, contribute items required by these projects or publish projects of their own. Upcircle also helps businesses publish initiatives and engage their consumers through resource circularity.
By: National University of Singapore
Aspiring to become a zero-waste establishment by 2030, NUS seeks to make waste-sorting into various recycling streams a social norm for students, staff and visitors. It targets to raise campus recycling rates to near 60% and make the adoption of reusables for takeaways and sharing of pre-loved items a way of life.
treatsure is an app targeted at everyday consumers, encouraging them to reduce food wastage and adopt sustainable choices. Users can select and takeaway food from buffet lines of treatsure's hotel partners in the last 30-60 min of meal timings, or shop for surplus and sustainable grocery products on the app. treatsure also operates a surplus grocery concept store at Oxley Tower in the CBD for walk-ins and pickups.