The Community Integration Fund (CIF) Workplace Integration Resource (WIRe) is an initiative by the National Integration Council (NIC) in support of OneWorkplace.sg to encourage companies to initiate workplace integration efforts. Interested companies can tap on CIF WIRe funding by selecting and carrying out the programme options available under the themes of:
Companies interested in implementing other types of programmes which can also achieve integration outcomes can consider submitting an application based on the general CIF guidelines.
To help companies meet their workplace integration needs, CIF WIRe provides funding as well as programme options which can be easily adopted.
With these integration activities, companies can better provide employees opportunities for meaningful interactions with colleagues from different nationalities and backgrounds, and support them in developing open mindsets and greater inter-personal trust. All in all, these can contribute to more engaged employees, better teamwork and more positive business outcomes.
The OneWorkplace.sg initiative is led by the National Integration Working Group for Workplaces (NIWG-W), which supports the NIC in fostering inclusive and harmonious workplaces in Singapore. Comprising members from the government, industry and the unions, NIWG-W engages industry partners to raise awareness of the importance of pro-active management of employees from different cultures and nationalities.
The initiative augments on-going efforts by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) to help employers in Singapore respond effectively to the increasing diversity of our workforce.
CIF WIRe is open to companies in Singapore registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). To get started, companies need to register a point of contact with TAFEP/SNEF to join OneWorkplace.sg and tap on CIF WIRe.
Please ensure that you have at least 20 participants* in the proposed programme, with a good mix of local and non-local staff across different management levels.
*This could be a company's staff or business partners who work closely with the company, but should exclude the staff's family members and beneficiaries.
Companies can tap on CIF funding by selecting and carrying out the programme options available under these themes:
Type 1: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Projects
These are service-to-community activities. Companies that take up this option can be reimbursed up to 80% of the project costs, capped at $100 per head (whichever is lower).
|Type 1 (CSR) Programme Options|
Programmes from Giving.sg
Programmes from RSVP's Corporate Partnership
In response to MOH's advisory on COVID-19, RSVP will be postponing CSR events until further notice.
Type 2: Interactive or Bonding Projects
These projects aim to promote positive interactions and trust between local and non-local employees. Companies that take up this option can be reimbursed up to 60% of the project costs, capped at $100 per head (whichever is lower).
Type 2 (Bonding and Interaction) Programme Options - currently not available.
Please note that the maximum cap for WIRe funding is $30,000 per project. All funding will only be provided on reimbursement basis.
Before submitting an application, you will need to identify the CIF WIRe programme option you wish to apply for. Please refer to the following diagram to understand the process from application to reimbursement:
Qualifying and Non-Qualifying Costs
CIF WIRe is subject to the same Qualifying and Non-Qualifying costs as CIF.
The grant is given on a reimbursement basis. Should you be successful in your application, you will need to submit all required documents for reimbursement within three months of the end of the project.
Reimbursement will then be computed based on actual income and qualifying expenditure. For CIF WIRe, the final amount you will receive will be capped at i) $100 per participant or ii) $30,000 per project, whichever is lower.
Funds will be disbursed within a month after the satisfactory submission of all required documents for reimbursement and clarification.