Our National Pledge asks that we stand together
"as one united people, regardless of race, language and religion". In the same spirit, the Harmony Fund will support creative projects that promote racial and religious harmony in Singapore. 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.
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
Rafusical 2016 by Onepeople.sg
The name Rafusicul is a combination of “Racial”, “Fusion” and “Culture”. As its namesake implies – the event seeks to promote racial and religious harmony through an innovative music and arts showcase and competition. Drawing a diverse crowd of 40 performers and 700 audience members, the result was a fusion of art, music, dance performances and cultural activities that embodied the richness of Singapore’s diversity and heritage.
Stage games and exhibition panels were also set up on the side to raise awareness on the importance of racial and religious harmony. Through performing, rehearsing and group preparations – participants bonded within their teams and interacted with fellow performers, with ‘friendship’ as one of the judging criteria. Rafusicul 2016 provided an innovative showcase and platform for multi-racial engagement amongst youths.
Youth Unconvention 2016 by Association of Muslim Professionals
Youth Unconvention 2016 was a conference to create awareness, deepen understanding, and promote youth activism on issues underpinning the state of social cohesion in Singapore. A key emphasis of the conference was a “no holds barred” discussion on sensitive topics such as national identity, racism, terrorism and socio-economic differences. The event reached out to more than 500 participants from a diverse background.
Apart from facilitated small group discussions and sharings, participants also had the opportunity to link up with social enterprises, non-profit organisations and interest groups through information sessions. Youth Unconvention was notable for engaging participants on issues through fresh and innovative methods. These included a mass privilege walk, a dramatised play that explored self-radicalisation, and a sharing from popular local stand-up comedians about their experiences growing up in multi-racial Singapore.
Sikh Heritage Exhibition, Inter Community Dialogue & Free Community Kitchen 2016 (Naam Ras Kirtan Dabar) by Naam Ras Singapore
This four-day showcase allowed visitors a more in-depth understanding of the Sikh community, its beliefs, and practices. Non-Sikh visitors were given a special tour of the exhibition. Parts of the exhibition drew attention to Sikh beliefs which emphasised multiracial appreciation, respect and tolerance. This was embodied by one of the exhibition’s key highlights – a replica of the famous Sikh Golden Temple – whose history and philosophy symbolised universal inclusiveness, equality and openness to all peoples and religions. A community dialogue session also provided participants the opportunity to engage in open discussion with leaders of the Sikh community. Another highlight of the project was the free community kitchen, which welcomed all participants regardless of their race, religion or social standing to dine together and share a common meal. The free community kitchen was not without significance –originating as a custom of the Golden Temple, and echoing its non-discriminatory hospitality and provision to all people.
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
The Harmony Fund Secretariat
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, #01-01A
You can download the form here.
Individuals should apply through a non-profit organisation if they wish to apply for the Harmony Fund. If individuals are unable to apply through anon-profit organisation, they still can approach MCCY with their project proposal. MCCY will assist if it is a good proposal.
The funding will be on a reimbursement basis. We will reimburse the funds to you within one month of receiving your statement of accounts, supporting documents and project evaluation report.
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.