Please note that the Cultural Matching Fund (CMF) only matches qualifying cash donations. Attempting to submit fraudulent cash contributions is a serious offence and offenders will be prosecuted.
Read (or download pdf) about a recent case on attempted cheating of the CMF.
All CMF Matching Grants used for fundraising events expenses are subjected to the following:
Applicant is reminded to consider whether you can fulfil the above criteria before deciding whether to apply any part of the matching grant to be used for fundraising event. Please refer to our FAQ below for more details.
With effect from the CMF 2021 application, only non GST-registered organisations are allowed to use the CMF Matching Grant for the GST component of the approved use. For GST-registered organisations, CMF Matching Grants cannot be used for GST.
The CMF application window 2023 will be open from 1 April to 31 May 2023. Application closes on 31 May 2023 by 23:59 (SGT).
Applications should be submitted via OurSG (OSG) Grants Portal at https://oursggrants.gov.sg/.
Contact the CMF Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
View the guide to using the OSG Grants Portal to apply for CMF
We are sharing the slides to complement the presentation from the sessions for the benefit of those who could not attend.
Session on 22 March 2022
Session on 24 March 2021
Session on 16 March 2020
Session on 23 April 2019
Tote Board Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme Grant
Tote Board has enhanced its Fund-Raising Programme with effect from 17 April 2020 to support non-profit organisations adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
This fundraising programme started in 2006 to serve as a catalyst to encourage the community to better meet the needs of the underserved in the community. The fundraising gives VWOs and organisations a boost to initiate and achieve their fund-raising targets.
Arts and Heritage Organisations that are interested may visit the Tote Board website to find out more.
Important – Please note that i) sponsorship, grants and earned income, and ii) donations that have been matched by other government grants that allocate funds based on raised income are not eligible for matching by the Cultural Matching Fund.
Arts & Heritage charities/IPCs may refer to NAC website to download Donation and Sponsorship Agreement Templates for your use when engaging Arts philanthropy. The latest e-tax guide on tax treatment of donations with benefits can be found here.