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Partnership Funding

SDN Partnership Funding

The Partnership Fund by SDN supports ideas and initiatives that you are passionate about to create opportunities to bring singles together.

Who can apply?

  • Application for funding is open all Singapore-registered organisations; not-for-profit organisations, public agencies, non- government organisations, grassroots organisations, professional bodies, and companies registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA). Proof of status must accompany application.
  • School organisations and clubs

What kind of ideas can be funded?

SDN is looking for projects that meet the following desired outcomes:

  • Conducive environment to meet new friends of the opposite gender
  • Assist in encouraging relationships;
  • Serves as an outreach platform to engage singles

Applications will be considered based on the merits of the proposal, which have to fit at least one of the guidelines below:

  • Innovative and interesting programmes/events that promote interaction among singles
  • Effective workshops that impart relationship building and social skills

How much funding?

SDN can provide co-funding of up to 80% depending on how strong and creative the proposal is in meeting the desired outcomes.

Funding cap:

  • For 10 - 100 participants, the funding shall be capped at $50/pax, up to a maximum of $5,000 in total
  • For more than 100 participants, the funding shall be capped at $100/pax, up to a maximum of $20,000 in total
  • Applications by student organisations will be capped at $5,000 per programme/event

SDN may consider commissioning special projects and partnerships that are deemed to be strategic and effective in meeting SDN objectives (for example, large-scale events that have strong traction with the singles, high visibility, etc.) and provide a higher funding quantum.

What are the funding criteria?

Depending on the format of the proposed event/programme/workshop, there would be different funding criteria. For more details on the funding criteria, please email SDN at SDN_Partnership@msf.gov.sg.

For all applications:

  • Applicant must follow the stipulated funding criteria unless agreed otherwise with SDN. 
  • Applicant shall share with SDN the data of participants who have consented to be added to SDN's mailing list. 
  • Applicant must administer two feedback forms for all participants to complete, that is, the first feedback form is to be administered immediately after the event and the second one 3 months later. 

Terms & Conditions 

SDN reserves the right to withdraw or suspend funding in full or in part, or recover the disbursed funding in the event of the following: 

  1. Wrong and/or misleading information is provided in the application form and/or supporting documents; 
  2. Illegal or negligent acts that occur during any point of the funded programme or social interaction event, which have the potential to adversely affect the reputation of the Social Development Network, Ministry of Social and Family Development, any government bodies, public institutions, national leaders or any organisation/person; 
  3. Failure to meet the funding criteria;
  4. Proposed programme or social interaction event is changed significantly without prior written approval from MSF (SDN), incompletion of project and/or funding is used for purposes other than the approved events or activities; and 
  5. Funding is used for purposes other than the approved programme or social interaction event.

How to apply?

All applications should be submitted to SDN_Partnership@msf.gov.sg at least 6 weeks before the commencement of the event/programme.

  • For first time applicants, please create a CorpPass User account and set up Vendors@Gov e-service. Upon receiving the email notification on the successful creation of the vendor record, please send a screenshot to SDN_Partnership@msf.gov.sg.
  • Application processing time is about 4 weeks from the receipt of the completed funding application form.
  • SDN’s decision is final and we reserve the right not to disclose reasons for approving or rejecting an application.

How will the funding be reimbursed?

  • Funding is on a reimbursement basis. Reimbursement will generally be based on the actual number of attendees with the provision of a signed attendance list, if any.
  • Applicant shall maintain proper financial records for the funded event and submit the necessary documents within 8 weeks of the completion of the event.
  • Funds will be reimbursed in two tranches after the event, upon submission of the necessary documents and fulfilment of funding guidelines, unless agreed otherwise with SDN. More details are available in the funding guidelines attached below.  

SDN reserves the right to not fund the event/programme if the above-mentioned documents are not provided within this period.


Download the SDN Partnership Funding Guidelines.