National Heritage Board (NHB)

The National Heritage Board (NHB) has announced call for applications for its Heritage Project Grant Program which aims to provide a higher level of support for projects with the potential to make a significant and lasting contribution to Singapore’s heritage scene.

This grant also encourages a stronger and more sustained ground ownership of heritage projects.

What does the Grant Support?

NHB will review submitted applications on a case-by-case basis and applicants are encouraged to find the most innovative and effective ways to preserve and present their community heritage.

Examples of projects that are eligible for funding include but are not limited to permanent/long term exhibitions, publications and heritage festivals.

Funding Information

Total funding will be capped at S$150,000 per financial year for each successful applicant.

The Heritage Project Grant will fund up to 50% of total qualifying project cost (30% for profit-making applicants).

Eligibility Criteria

Projects funded by HP are expected to be of greater scale and complexity and applicants should have a strong and relevant track record that demonstrates commitment to the long-term development of the heritage scene in Singapore.

Applicants are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:

Applicants are an individual (Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident), interest group, registered society under the Societies Act or registered charity under the Charities Act looking to start a heritage project that would involve the community-at-large and promote heritage and culture to the community.

For-profit entities registered under the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA) applying for the development of a heritage project, as part of their corporate social responsibility and/or carried out in partnership with educational institutions, registered societies or non-profit organisations.

Non-profit educational institutions and educational institutions under the purview of the Ministry of Education (MOE).

Priority will be given to social projects that promote the cause of heritage and are not for the purpose of commercial gain.

Applicants who have failed to submit project completion/evaluation reports on the use of any previous grants received from NHB will not be eligible to apply for a new grant.

Selection and Assessment Criteria

Applications will be assessed based on:

The strength of applicants proposed project, including the potential to make a significant and lasting impact and address a gap in Singapore’s heritage scene.

The potential impact of applicants work on the community.

applicants track record and demonstrated ability and commitment to realise their ideas from production to market.

A realistic estimate of applicants project budget.

For shortlisted applications, the applicant may be called for an interview with the External Assessment Panel.

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