From end November 2020, the Harmony Fund scheme will extend the eligibility criteria to include individuals and for-profit organisations.
Please submit all applications through MCCY’s new grants application portal.
For queries related to the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our National Pledge asks that we stand together
"as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion". In the same spirit, the Harmony Fund will support creative projects that promote racial and religious harmony in Singapore. Individuals, for-profit and non-profit organisations can submit proposals to the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY). If your application is successful, you can receive a grant of up to $100,000 to put your idea to work.
Individuals, for-profit and non-profit organisations registered in Singapore
Projects that promote racial and religious harmony
Up to 80% of qualifying costs, up to a limit of $100,000, on a reimbursement basis
A Tapestry of Sacred Music
by The Esplanade Co Ltd.
Photo courtesy of Esplanade Singapore
A Tapestry of Sacred Music is the only festival in Singapore that offers the public the rare chance to experience a diverse selection of sacred music and cultural practices from various communities that is usually encountered in places of worship. Featuring both local and international performers, the annual festival celebrates sacred expressions to highlight how we as humans experience and relate to one another, such that even the seemingly unusual will be seen and understood in the light of a shared humanity. Find out more about A Tapestry of Sacred Music.
Regardless of Race Dialogues
Photo courtesy of OnePeople.sg
Organised by OnePeople.sg (OPSG), Regardless of Race provides a platform for robust yet respectful conversations exploring ground sentiments, sensitive issues, and social norms pertaining to race.
Each session sees guest speakers comprising Singaporeans of various backgrounds sharing their views on a certain theme. This is followed by a dialogue that covers a range of issues including historical perspectives, changing social norms and aspirations, and the way forward in dealing with difficult and sensitive issues. Through this platform, OPSG seeks to build a ground-up approach to advance the way we think about race, culture and identity, contextualised to Singapore. Find out more about OPSG and its programmes.
Ask Me Anything series
by HYFY Ltd.
Photo courtesy of HYFY Ltd.
Organised by HYFY Ltd. (also known as The Whitehatters), Ask Me Anything is a series of dialogues meant to educate and address questions on the beliefs and commonly observed practices of different faiths. The series seeks to foster deeper understanding, mutual respect, and appreciation of various faiths through frank conversations facilitated in ‘safe spaces’ where participants are encouraged to ask questions related to the different faiths that they might not usually ask, for fear that they might be deemed too sensitive or politically incorrect etc. Find out more about Ask Me Anything.
The Harmony Fund is also open to all primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges, ITEs, polytechnics and universities.
Note: "communities" refers to the various ethnic, racial or religious groups in Singapore
Please submit your application through OurSG Grants Portal.
Yes. Individuals can apply for the Harmony Fund.
The funding will be on a reimbursement basis. We will reimburse the funds to you after receiving your statement of accounts, supporting documents and project evaluation report, all of which are due six months after the end of your project.
Yes. There is no limit to the number of proposals that an organisation can submit.
No. If the project is undertaken by more than one organisation, MCCY will only consider one application for funding.
We will consider projects such as:
Non-supportable projects would include:
The relevant documents can be viewed here.
Yes, MCCY and the Harmony Fund should be acknowledged in all publicity materials, but you will have to seek written approval from us before you may proceed to use the MCCY logo.