Committee of Supply 2024

Committee of Supply 2024

Here are MCCY’s key announcements from COS 2024:

Stronger support for artists and the Arts & Heritage sector

Invest an additional $100 million over the next four years for Our SG Arts Plan (2023 – 2027)

  • Grow vibrant arts and culture ecosystem and support the refreshed Our SG Arts Plan (2023 -2027) across 3 strategic thrusts:
    1. Connected Society
    2. Distinctive City and
    3. Creative Economy

Enhanced support to promote Arts for wellbeing of Singaporeans [NEW]

  • Collaborate with art practitioners and healthcare sector partners to improve personal wellbeing through arts-based programmes

Diverse arts spaces as touchpoints to experience and engage with the Arts

  • Unlock public and private spaces for the arts, for Singaporeans from all walks of life
  • Kampong Java will be ready in 2024, and 45 Armenian Street is planned to be completed in 2026

Enhanced support to diversify capability pathways for arts Self-Employed Persons [NEW]

  • Develop multiple training pathways and support diverse aspirations of arts Self-Employed Persons
  • Enhanced Arts Resource Hub with tailored content to strengthen career resilience and competitiveness

Launch of Heritage Activation Nodes 

  • Launch two Heritage Activation Nodes (HAN) in 2024 to introduce heritage programming in neighbourhoods
  1. Katong-Joo Chiat (HAN@K-JC), in April 2024
  2. Clementi (HAN@Clementi), 2H2024

NHB Youth Heritage Blueprint

  • Engaged over 1,000 youths to share perspectives, insights, and recommendations on strengthening youth interest in the museum and heritage sector
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Building a vibrant sporting culture

Major Sports Event Fund [New]

  • Set aside $165 million for Major Sports Event Fund over four years
  • More world-class sporting events to be hosted in Singapore, providing more opportunities to develop local capabilities

Top up, expansion, and extension of One Team Singapore Fund [New]

  • Additional $20 million on top of $50 million previously set aside
  • Further expanded to:
    • Support the Athletes’ Inspire Fund for promising athletes representing Singapore in emerging sports
    • Provide government dollar-for-dollar matching for donations to SportCares, philanthropic arm of SportSG
  • Extended till 2027

Disability Sports Master Plan

  • The Disability Sports Master Plan is being updated and recommendations will be announced later in 2024
  • ~20,000 persons with disabilities have participated in SportSG’s disability sport programmes since 2016
  • All ActiveSG gyms will be fully inclusive by 2026

Supporting our athletes at Major Games

  • Monitor athletes’ training and competition needs for upcoming Major Games
  • spexPotential programme, which strengthens support for youth-to-senior athlete transition, will be fully operational from April 2024

Sports Facilities Master Plan

  • Open 4 new facilities in 2024
    • Kallang Tennis Hub
    • Kallang Football Hub
    • New basketball courts at former Bedok Swimming Complex
    • Facility for softball and baseball at Jurong East
  • Refreshed sport facilities in Ang Mo Kio, Hougang and Queenstown
  • 4 Sport-in-Precinct projects in Keat Hong, Pasir Ris East, Tampines North and Whampoa are undergoing construction

Rejuvenating the Kallang Alive Project

  • Construct new indoor arena to be among the best-in-class globally
  • Current Singapore Indoor Stadium to continue operations until new indoor arena is complete
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Strengthening partnerships between citizens and the Government

Launch of the Singapore Government Partnerships Office

  • “First-stop” for individuals and interest groups keen to partner government, to help turn ideas into action
  • Facilitate collaborations with relevant government agencies and share resources to empower citizens
  • Find out more about SGPO here
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Empowering youths to achieve their aspirations

Youth Panels

  • Involve youths in developing policy recommendations with the Government
  • ~140 youths have formed four youth panels (#JobHacks, #LifeHacks, #TechHacks, #GreenHacks) which are in progress and will engage their peers on their draft recommendations in 2H2024
  • Details of the youth panels' progress can be found here

SG Mental Well-Being Network

  • Expand peer support networks in the community through Well-Being Circles
  • 12 Well-Being Circles island-wide have reached over 3,000 residents and youths

Mentoring SG

  • Support youths to make better-informed choices in key transitions, e.g education, career pathways
  • Engaged over 5,000 youths and ~100 corporates

Youth Action Challenge

  • Provide opportunities for youths to champion initiatives on issues that are of interest to them
  • Supported over 1,000 youths and funded more than 280 projects
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Strengthening the culture of care in Singapore

Set up of Collective for a Stronger Society

  • Bring philanthropic donors, charities, and other stakeholders together
  • Harnesses their expertise and resources
  • To support, enable and uplift lower-income families
  • Established by Community Foundation of Singapore in partnership with MSF and the Community Chest

Strengthening the Philanthropy & Volunteerism ecosystem

  • SG Cares Volunteer Centres (VCs) have engaged ~100,000 volunteers and served more than 600,000 beneficiaries
  • Work with partners to build capabilities of SG Cares VCs and community partners to better outreach, train, deploy and sustain volunteers
  • Encourage more professional bodies to drive skills-based volunteerism
  • Support corporate action through programmes by Singapore Business Federation and National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, and tax incentives under the Corporate Volunteer Scheme
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Factsheet and speeches

• MCCY COS Factsheet 2024

• Speech by Minister Edwin Tong: A vibrant and cohesive home where diverse dreams thrive

• Speech by MOS Low Yen Ling: Building on our success to bring arts and heritage sector to new heights

• Speech by MOS Alvin Tan: Partnering Singaporeans to shape a better Singapore

• Speech by SPS Eric Chua: Enabling more Singaporeans to participate in sports, be inspired to excel and fulfil their diverse aspirations