Funding Programme

What is the Singapore Global Network Funding Programme?

The Singapore Global Network Funding Programme (SGNFP)* supports efforts to engage communities of overseas Singaporeans and Non-Singaporeans – we like to call them friends of Singapore here – helping to grow and strengthen our network of connections all around the world.

Whether this is a physical event promoting networking between Singaporeans and friends of Singapore, or a virtual forum sharing insights and opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia, we’re happy to receive applications and work out how we can support you in bridging connections with Singapore. We’re open to ideas and look forward to receiving your proposals!

*SGNFP also previously known as the Overseas Singaporean Funding Programme (OSFP) administered by the Overseas Singaporean Unit.

Funding details

In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, please ensure that you have understood and complied to the prevailing local guidelines regarding the safe distancing measures when organising your events/initiatives in that location.

How do you apply?

  • Sign up with SGN here to facilitate the processing of your application.
  • Read through the funding programme details and the things to take note before you begin proper.
  • Take a look at the stage-by-stage breakdown of the whole application process below.
  • Now you’re ready to start!
Stage-by-stage breakdown of the whole application process
(*The processing timeline required may be longer for complex cases or cases with incomplete information)

How are applications assessed?

We assess applications based on how well they meet the following criteria, favouring proposals which:

a) Has a large outreach
b) Encourages connections between Singaporeans and friends of Singapore
c) Meets more than one of the eligibility criteria stated above
d) Focuses on technology and/or ASEAN developments

Don’t be daunted – we’re always happy to discuss your event and work out how we may support it.

How do we determine the funding quantum?

The funding quantum granted depends on how well each project is assessed to meet the SGNFP’s criteria. Then, reimbursement will be calculated by taking total actual income (e.g. taking into account revenue earned from activities such as selling tickets, and other sponsorships you may have received) and deducting expenditure from it.

The final amount you will receive will be either:
a) Approved quantum of costs; or
b) Net costs (i.e. actual costs less the actual total income), whichever is lower

Successful applicants can expect an approved quantum of costs up to 80% of qualifying costs. (Examples of non-qualifying costs include: Daily operational costs and purchasing of hardware)
Do note that non-qualifying costs will be excluded from total expenditure when calculating of funding quantum at both application and reporting stage.

When will the funds be transferred to you?

The funds will be disbursed after you’ve submitted the post-event report with supporting documents; this has to be done within 2 months of the event(s)’ conclusion. Funds will be disbursed via wire bank transfer within a month, after the satisfactory submission of the above required documents by successful applicants.

What are the required information needed from you to process the funds?

a) Registration Data Template
We’ve created a registration template on google form here to help with gathering the necessary data required for the post-event report. If you’d like to adapt this form for your own use, drop us a note at with your gmail address and we’ll add you as a collaborator.

b) Walk-in Attendee Data (for physical events only, as per registration data template)

c) Digital documentation (provide link to post-event publicity) of event/project

d) Statement of Accounts (final expenditure and income earned*) *Receipts to be kept for one year for random audit checks by SGN

e) Bank Details Form Template

If you’ve successfully applied for multiple events within 1 application, you may choose to submit the post-event report after each event or submit all reports at one go after your last event ends. Just remember, the funds will only be disbursed once you’ve submitted the corresponding post-event report**.

**We advise that non-compliance with the T&Cs or late submission of post-event documents, may negatively affect your current and future funding requests. For example, your application may be voided, you may face a reduction of the disbursement amount, face delays in disbursement of funds, and/or be issued warnings that may affect future SGNFP applications. So please read the T&Cs carefully.

If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or write in to us at for a chat!