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With the fast-changing economic landscapes, various organizations and institutions including exempt and registered Charities and Institutions of a Public Characters (IPCs) that are non-NCSS (National Council of Social Service) members need to keep up with the technological advancements sweeping across the globe. Various assistance in the form of digital infrastructure grants and a lot more are provided by the government of Singapore.
One such grant is exclusive to eligible social services providers. This grant scheme is divided into three categories namely, Charities Capability Fund-Information and Communications Technology (CCF-ICT) Category A, B, and Go Digital Charities. The first two categories focus on infrastructure components and digital solutions upgrades while the third category is specific big and specialized IT solutions needs of the grantees.
Let’s take a look at each category:
CCF-ICT Category A
As mentioned earlier, this category covers the cost of the basic infrastructure components needed in the operation of small and medium-sized charities. The following infrastructure components covered are: 4 computers (desktop or laptop), 2 Printers, 1 broadband account, website development costs to facilitate publishing of charity’s information for transparency, subscription charges of video and audio-conferencing tools, and firewall devices.
All of these infrastructure components have respective budget allocations. Successful implementation and completion of the project awards eligible grantees with 100% reimbursement.
To know more about this category, visit this website.
CCF-ICT Category B
Category B funds digital solutions of charities seeking to augment their operations and overall efficiency. Specifically, this category grants financial assistance through pre-scoped and green lane digital solutions.
Charities that previously enjoyed VWOs-Charities Capability Fund (VCF) funding may no longer be eligible for this grant unless it falls into the category of enhancement of the granted digital solutions.
Detailed information about this category is provided on this website.
Go Digital Charities
Lastly, this grant provides financial support to charities needing advanced or highly specialized IT solutions. This funding scheme entitles eligible grantees reimbursement into two phases: upon signing of funding agreement and upon project completion.
More information is provided on this website.
A well-maintained and supported social services are an integral part of every society. Hence, it is imperative that financial support and grants are made available to social services providers in Singapore to help them thrive in the fast technological advancements world.
For more information about this grant, kindly visit this website.