Submission of applications closes on 25th of every month and results will only be known on 24th of the following month. In addition, project should only commence after the Letter of Offer is signed.

Example

If you submit your application on 27th January (after submission closing date), your application will fall under February’s batch of applications instead of January’s and hence, application results will only be known on 24th March and not on 24th February.

Yes, you will retain the IP rights to your project. However, if you intend to commercialise your project, you must observe a moratorium for one year after project completion before commercialisation.

The Lifelong Learning Council and its affiliated organisations reserve the right to use funded projects for educational and non-commercial purposes. We may showcase and publicise funded projects, and adopt them at the national level if deemed suitable.

Learning projects that meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for funding up to 90% of total qualifying costs. There is no minimum amount. We welcome big or small learning projects, as long as the project meets the eligibility criteria.

Yes, but the LearnSG Seed Fund can only be used for items that have not been funded (No Double Dipping Policy).

If your project is already funded by another organisation, you may still apply for funding if the portions related to learning are not funded. Please provide your current project funding details (funding organisation, cost items and funding amount) in your application.

The Evaluation Committee will assess applications on a case-by-case basis.

The amount we reimburse is based on the actual costs incurred, calculated at the end of project based on the relevant supporting documents submitted.

Refer to “What to Submit” for the full list of supporting documents.

Types of costs funded under the LearnSG Seed Fund:

  • Professional services e.g. trainer fees or speaker fees in the form of honorarium, facilitators, tokens of appreciation.
  • Fees & Materials e.g. event management fees, rental of equipment and venue, and other materials needed to conduct the learning.
  • Marketing & Publicity e.g. brochure design, social media marketing
  • Others e.g. refreshments, transportation (e.g. public transport)

These costs will not be funded under the LearnSG Seed Fund:

  • Fundraising effort or event (including but not limited to crowd funding)
  • Cash, vouchers, or prizes given to participants
  • Start-up costs or capital expenditure e.g. registration or licensing fees, property rental, and any expenditure on office equipment, utilities, computer infrastructure, transportation vehicles
  • Costs or expenses incurred for any form of religious and / or political activities
  • Any manpower-related costs e.g. project coordinator, admin personnel, ushers, flyer distributors, ambassadors
  • Any costs or expenses in foreign currency and overseas purchases

This list is non-exhaustive. The evaluation committee reserves the right to reject cost items that do not meet the objective and eligibility criteria of the fund.

For Closed Door Events/Activities
  1. Share photos and post event highlights on FB or Instagram.
  2. Tag @LearnSg on FB.
Example 1

Watch how the nature trail went on our actual day.

A project supported by LearnSG Seed Fund. If you are organising a learning event, visit www.learnnow.sg/seedfund to find out how the seed fund can help you.

Example 2

Cook, Bake and Learn by Dignity Kitchen.

A project supported by LearnSG Seed Fund. If you are organising a learning event, visit www.learnnow.sg/seedfund to find out how the seed fund can help you.

For Public Events/Activities

Pre Event
  1. Share about the event on FB 2 weeks before.
  2. Tag @LearnSg on FB. We will reshare interesting projects.
Post Event
  1. Share event highlights and photos on FB.
  2. Tag @LearnSg on FB.
  3. Encourage and ask other potential project owners to visit www.learnnow.sg/seedfund.
Example 1

150 budding entrepreneurs learnt how to start and build a pro table business from successful CEOs.

A project supported by LearnSG Seed Fund. If you are organising a learning event, visit www.learnnow.sg/seedfund to find out how the seed fund can help you.

Example 2

Here’s a recap of the dialogue session on 11 July. To jump or not to jump, What are some of the next steps that PMETs can take in their lives moving forward.

A project supported by LearnSG Seed Fund. If you are organising a learning event, visit www.learnnow.sg/seedfund to find out how the seed fund can help you.

No, projects supported by LearnSG Seed Fund have to be non-profit in nature. Any form of income generated from the project should be used solely for cost recovery purposes and applicant need to declare the income collected.

Applicant will need to write in officially to learnsg@ssg.gov.sg with a valid justification for any changes to the deliverables and this is subject to approval by the funding authority.

Applicants may only submit one project proposal at a time. Applicants who wish to apply for a new project to be supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund should complete the approved project successfully first with all the project deliverables submitting the application for a new project.

Repeat applicant need to increase the total number of participants by 30% from the last application.

No, funds will only cover expenditure that are incurred after the letter of offer is signed.

Enterprises can apply for the funding as long as

a. The project is not related to the applicant organisation’s business functions

b. The project promotes or creates awareness of lifelong learning mindset/culture e.g. a learning festival or learning journey for the employees