Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme

CTPCLP Activities Grant

CTPCLP recognizes the importance to support its fellows, especially those that are looking for more opportunities to grow themselves as community leaders and change makers beyond fulfilling the formal programme requirements.

To empower and enable fellows to be tomorrow’s change makers, the CTPCLP Activities Grant is established as a helping hand to motivate, support, and provide assistance to fellows in the programme to initiate and materialize their social innovation ideas to address social issues of their interest.

Specifically, via the establishment of this grant, CTPCLP aims to support the initiation and development of interest hubs and student-initiated projects, and also providing traveling allowance for fellows taking on attachments with social service organizations that are unable to provide stipends. Assessment of grant proposals lies essentially on the potential of the interest hub or student-initiated project to achieve sustainable and meaningful social impact on the focused community, the ability to engage fellows to grow, learn and be empowered through the interest hubs and/or student-initiated projects.

Student attachment transport allowance are provided to fellows who are taking on attachments with social service organizations that are unable to provide stipends during your period of service. Application for transport must be made only after the attachment has been officially approved by A/P Albert Teo, Director of Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme (CTPCLP) and the attachment has been accepted by the organization.

Successful applicants would receive a maximum of $50 transport allowance per month per attachment, for the duration of the attachment. Disbursed amount is calculated based on 4 weeks, and would be pro-rated according to the period of attachment. Please ensure that your bank account details are updated and accurate to avoid delay in funds disbursement.

Successful applicants must be committed to produce proof of attachment by submitting the post-attachment evaluation report within one (1) week after the completion of attachment, together with other supporting documents.

Post-attachment evaluation report includes:

1) Final report submitted to the VWO

2) Personal reflections of the attachment

Eligibility

1. Only applicable for NUS full-time matriculated students enrolled in the CTPCLP.

2. Only attachments approved by the Director of CTPCLP may apply

3. Students must live at least 1.6km away from the charitable organizations, VWOs or the venue of attachment.

4. Only applicable for attachments to organizations or VWOs that do not offer stipend or any form of compensation.

5. Students with physical disabilities may receive funding from another scheme. Please contact Ms Liana Yeo at 6516 8737 or email her at lianayeo@nus.edu.sg for more details.

Interested fellows may download the application form below, and submit it to ctpclp@nus.edu.sg.

Enquiries

For further information on grant opportunities, you may contact:

Ms Liana Yeo / Mr Jason Ng

Tel: 6516 8737 / 6516 4073

Email: lianayeo@nus.edu.sg / jasonng@nus.edu.sg

Student-Initiated Projects are additional yet paramount developmental platform for fellows to exercise community leadership. Student-initiated projects can be classified into 3 main categories:

  1. Community Projects – where an event, programme, activity etc. may be executed to address a specific social issue identified (eg. Tuition programme for children living at interim housing rental flats)
  2. Advocacy Projects – projects tend towards raising awareness of a specific social issue, or advocating change for a cause. Activities, discussions, conferences, movie-screening, exhibitions are some of the things that may be executed for such projects.
  3. Social Research Projects – to identify, analyse and surface a social issue in the community. Surveys and interviews are usually conducted for further data analysis and evaluation, and recommendations to address the social issue are often proposed and may even be executed in such projects. (eg. Community mapping projects)

Align with the vision of the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme (CTPCLP), this grant is established to support such initiatives, to give fellows the opportunity and support to pursue and address social issues of their interest, and achieve meaningful and sustainable social impact for the beneficiaries.

CTPCLP invites fellows to initiate and kick-start project(s) based on your interests towards a topical social issue or communities. Approval on the project by A/P Albert Teo must be obtained prior to application. Please downloadapplication package, and attach approval from A/P Albert Teo as supporting document upon submission of application form.

Funding Components

Funding of up to SGD$1,000 will be provided per project depending on the project category and execution plan. Components that can be funded are as shown in the table below:

Budget Component Remarks
Activities Activity-specific expenses refer to the setting up of a particular activity, which may be a combination of the other components below
This is applicable to projects that involve multiple activities
General Constitutes operating expenses of the project team that are not attributed to any activities under the project
This is applicable to projects that involve multiple activities
Rental and Maintenance Space rental to hold activity etc.
Manpower and Services Such as moving services if big bulky items or exhibits are involved
Material Printing Printing of publicity materials (such as brochures, pamphlets, posters), teaching materials, publications etc. that are necessary for the project
Supplies Such as stationery, or other materials needed for the project
Travel and Transportation Transport claims by project team (for official project purposes only), but not more than 5% of the overall expenses incurred
Tokens of Appreciation For invited speakers, volunteers and/or beneficiaries
Other Miscellaneous Items Other proposed components have to be itemised, and are subjected to approval based on necessity
Total Up to SGD$1,000 per year

NOTE:

As this application is only valid within financial year 2015/2016 (1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016),

  • All unused funds will lapse with the financial year
  • Payment will be made on a reimbursement basis

 

Deliverables

Project teams that are receiving this grant are required to submit the following, in both hard and soft copies:

 

Post-project evaluation report using the template provided in this application package

  • Documenting and evaluating project execution, and the social impact created
  • Provide at least 5 photographs to showcase the project
  • If other reports are developed as deliverables for the project (eg. Research reports, presentation slides), both hard and soft copies have to be submitted together as supporting documents
  • Post-project evaluation report is due ONE (1) monthafter the completion of the project

 

Assessment Criteria

  1. Initiated project must be centred on a social issue or a local community
  2. Project activities and plans have to constitute notable outreach to beneficiaries
  3. Project plan should take into consideration the following aspects:
  • Social Innovation – a new initiative or idea beneficial to the community
  • Participation – refers to the number of CTPCLP fellows and other NUS students working on the project as a team
  • Community Involvement – involving the public, volunteers, social workers and other relevant stakeholders (beneficiaries’ caregivers, VWOs, etc.)
  • Social Impact:
    1. Outreach – estimated scale of beneficiaries in the identified community that project is able to reach and benefit
    2. Practicality – feasibility to execute project
    3. Materiality – whether project is relevant to the target beneficiaries and/or community
    4. Scalability of project – the potential of project to be extended to the other communities, and/or expand in size
  1. Fill in and submit application form

Eligibility

Applicant should meet the following criteria:

  1. NUS full-time matriculated student
  2. Enrolled in the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme (CTPCLP)
  3. Project team has to be headed by a CTPCLP fellow, but team members can include non-CTPCLP NUS students

Interest fellows may download the application package below, and submit to ctpclp@nus.edu.sg.

Enquiries

For further information on grant opportunities, you may contact:
Ms Liana Yeo / Mr Jason Ng
Tel: 6516 8737 / 6516 4073
Email: lianayeo@nus.edu.sg / jasonng@nus.edu.sg

Interest Hubs are additional yet paramount developmental platform for fellows to exercise community leadership. Interest hub is a focus point for fellows to regularly meet up to discuss social issues, design solutions, and organise community development projects. It is an excellent platform to develop and sharpen skills such as resourcefulness, project design and management, oratory and negotiation, and critical thinking. Interest hubs are formed based on fellows’ interest in topical social issues. Activities in the hubs are wide‐ranging. They can include, but not limited to, reading group, speaker’s night, movie screening, community trail, debate, and visit.

Align with the vision of the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme (CTPCLP), this grant is established to support such initiatives, to give fellows the opportunity and support to pursue and address social issues of their interest, and achieve meaningful and sustainable social impact for the beneficiaries.

CTPCLP invites fellows to set up interest hubs based on your interests towards a topical social issue or communities. Approval by A/P Albert Teo on the establishment of interest hub must be obtained prior to application. Please downloadapplication package, and attach approval from A/P Albert Teo as supporting document upon submission of application form.

Funding Components

Funding of up to SGD$3,000 will be provided for interest hub activities that include but not limited to the following objectives:

  1. Deliver meaningful community development projects that benefit at least one community in Singapore
  2. Conduct applied social research projects that yield useful and useable results
  3. Create developmental platforms to learn and apply relevant skills and knowledge
  4. Contribute to sustainability and growth of the CTPCLP

Components that can be funded is as shown in the table below:

Budget Component Remarks
Activities Activities include but not limited to outreach events, research projects, educational classes, sharing sessions etc.
Activity-specific expenses refer to the setting up of a particular activity, which may be a combination of the other components below
General Constitutes operating expenses of the interest hub that are not attributed to any interest hub activities
Rental and Maintenance Space rental to hold interest hub activities etc.
Manpower and Services Such as moving services if big bulky items or exhibits are involved
Material Printing Printing of publicity materials (such as brochures, pamphlets, posters), teaching materials, publications etc. that are necessary for interest hub activities
Supplies Such as stationery, or other materials needed for interest hub activities
Travel and Transportation Transport claims by project team (for official interest hub activities only), but not more than 5% of the overall interest hub expenses incurred
Tokens of Appreciation For invited speakers, volunteers and/or beneficiaries
Other Miscellaneous Items Other proposed components have to be itemised, and are subjected to approval based on necessity
Total Up to SGD$3,000 per year

NOTE:

As this application is only valid within financial year 2015/2016 (1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016),

  • All unused funds will lapse with the financial year
  • A fresh application has to be submitted if continuous funding is required for the next financial year
  • Payment will be made on a reimbursement basis
  • Fresh application by interest hub, at least ONE (1) month before the start of the next financial year, if continuous funding is required

Deliverables

Interest hubs that are receiving this grant are required to submit the following, in both hard and soft copies:

Quarterly progress reports using the template provided in this application package

  • Documenting and evaluating projects and events conducted, and the social impact created
  • Provide at least 5 photographs from each project and event conducted
  • Each quarterly report is due on the first week of the following quarter

Assessment Criteria

  1. Proposed interest hub must be centred on a social issue or a local community
  2. Interest hub’s activities and plans have to constitute notable outreach to beneficiaries
  3. Interest hub’s plan of activities should take into consideration the following aspects:
  • Social Innovation – a new initiative or idea beneficial to the community
  • Participation – refers to the number of CTPCLP fellows and other NUS students working on the project as a team
  • Community Involvement – involving the public, volunteers, social workers and other relevant stakeholders (beneficiaries’ caregivers, VWOs, etc.)
  • Social Impact:
    1. Outreach – estimated scale of beneficiaries in the identified community that project is able to reach and benefit
    2. Practicality – feasibility to execute project
    3. Materiality – whether project is relevant to the target beneficiaries and/or community
    4. Scalability of project – the potential of project to be extended to the other communities, and/or expand in size
  1. Fill in and submit application form. Application should include information on:
  • Plans for interest hub’s development (activities and/or projects) and expansion (recruitment)
  • Plans for fellows’ personal development towards acquiring new skills and knowledge relevant to a community leader and change maker
  • 1-year financial budget and projection (from April to March of next year)

Eligibility

Applicant should meet the following criteria:

  1. NUS full-time matriculated student
  2. Enrolled in the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme (CTPCLP)
  3. Interest hub team has to comprise of at least 5 members (1 Hub Leader and 4 members)

Interest fellows may download the application package below, and submit to ctpclp@nus.edu.sg.

Enquiries

For further information on grant opportunities, you may contact:
Ms Liana Yeo / Mr Jason Ng
Tel: 6516 8737 / 6516 4073
Email: lianayeo@nus.edu.sg / jasonng@nus.edu.sg

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