Government Grants

 

Children and Youth

Infant Care and Childcare Subsidies

​Helps defray preschool expenses for Singaporean children.

 

Eligibility

  • Singaporean child

  • Enrolled in an infant or child care centre licensed by ECDA

 

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/INFANT-CHILD-CARE/infant-care-child-care-subsidies

Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme
(KiFAS)

Provides subsidies for kindergarten programmes to ensure that it remains affordable and accessible for Singaporean children from low and middle-income families.

 

Eligibility

  • Singaporean child

  • Enrolled in an Anchor Operator or Ministry of Education Kindergarten

  • Monthly household income of up to $12,000 or monthly household income per capita of up to $3,000 for larger families

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/KIFAS/kindergarten-fee-assistance-scheme-kifas

MOE Financial Assistance Scheme
(MOE FAS)

​Eligibility

  • Singaporean students studying in Government and Government-Aided primary and secondary schools, junior colleges, and Millennia Institute

  • Monthly household income of up to $2,750 or monthly household income per capita of up to $690

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/MOE-FAS/moe-financial-assistance-scheme-moe-fas

MOE Financial Assistance Scheme
(MOE FAS)

​Eligibility

  • Singaporean students studying in Government and Government-Aided primary and secondary schools, junior colleges, and Millennia Institute

  • Monthly household income of up to $2,750 or monthly household income per capita of up to $690

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/MOE-FAS/moe-financial-assistance-scheme-moe-fas

 

Parenthood Relief

Baby Bonus Scheme

Baby Bonus Cash Gift and a Child Development Account – a special co-savings scheme for your child.

 

Baby Bonus Cash Gift

The Baby Bonus Cash Gift is given out in five instalments over 18 months, after your child’s birth.

 

Your child is eligible for the Baby Bonus Cash Gift if:

  1. He or she is a Singapore Citizen; and

  2. You are lawfully married to your spouse.

 

Child Development Account

The Child Development Account (CDA) is a special savings account for your child. The First Step Grant is deposited into the CDA without you having to save first, and your subsequent savings will be co-matched by the Government.

 

Child Development Account First Step Grant

If your child is eligible, he or she will receive a CDA First Step Grant of $3,000. This amount will be automatically deposited when you open the CDA for your child at any of the following banks: DBS/POSB, OCBC or UOB.

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^All Singapore Citizen children who are the second child, and whose date of birth or Estimated Date of Delivery is on or after 1 Jan 2021, will be eligible to receive the higher maximum amount of dollar-for-dollar matching.

 

*Applicable to a child born from Jan 2015.

 

Baby Bonus Cash Gift breakdown

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Preschool Subsidies

Parents with Singapore Citizen children enrolled in licensed childcare centres can receive a Basic Subsidy of up to $600 per month for full-day infant care, and up to $300 per month for full-day childcare.

 

If you are a working mother with a gross monthly household income of $12,000 and below, you are eligible for the Additional Subsidy, on top of the Basic Subsidy. Lower-income families will receive higher subsidies.

 

Monthly Subsidy for Full-Day Childcare Programmes

(For Singapore Citizen children aged 18 months to below seven years old)

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Monthly Subsidy for Full-Day Infant Care Programmes

(For Singapore Citizen children aged between two and 18 months)

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*Households with five or more family members (including three or more dependants) may wish to have their income assessed on a per capita basis, as they may qualify for higher Additional Subsidy or Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme.

^Subject to a minimum co-payment by parents. Please click here for more details on subsidy and minimum co-payment amounts for childcare (refer to Annex A) and infant care (refer to Annex B). You can also click here for details on KiFAS and minimum co-payment amounts for kindergarten (refer to Annex A). Parents only need to pay the net fees after subsidy.

 

https://www.madeforfamilies.gov.sg/support-measures/raising-your-child/preschool/subsidies-for-preschool

Free Childhood Vaccinations and Developmental Screenings

  • The National Childhood Immunization Schedule lists childhood vaccinations recommended for protection against common vaccine-preventable diseases in Singapore. Developmental screenings conducted at specific age touchpoints are part of preventive care for all children, and aim to identify children at risk of developmental delay for early interventions.

 

Seniors

 

Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme (PioneerDAS)

Honours what Singapore's Pioneers have done for the country and provides Pioneers with moderate or severe functional disabilities with cash assistance for everyday expenses.

 

Eligibility

  • Born on or before 31 December 1949

  • Obtained Singapore Citizenship on or before 31 December 1986

  • Lives in Singapore

  • Requires assistance with at least 3 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

The 6 ADLs are:

  • Eating

  • Bathing

  • Dressing

  • Transferring

  • Toileting

  • Walking or moving around

 

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/PIONEER-DAS/pioneer-generation-disability-assistance-scheme-pioneerdas

Merdeka Generation Package

​The package supports the aspirations of seniors in their silver years by helping them to stay active and healthy and providing them better peace of mind over future healthcare costs.

 

Eligibility

Singapore citizens who:

- Were born from 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1959, and

- Became a Singapore citizen on or before 31 December 1996.

 

or

 

- Were born on or before 31 December 1949, and

- Became a Singapore citizen on or before 31 December 1996, and

- Do not receive the Pioneer Generation Package.

 

https://www.moh.gov.sg/cost-financing/healthcare-schemes-subsidies/merdeka-generation-package

Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund

​Provides subsidies to seniors for mobility and assistive devices or home healthcare items.

 

Eligibility

  • 60 years old and above

  • Singapore Citizen

  • Monthly household income per capita of less than or equal to $2,000 (or property annual value of $13,000 or below for households with no income)

  • Pass a means-test for Intermediate and Long-Term Care (ILTC) services

Additional criteria for assistive devices:

  • Applying for the device category for the first time

  • Assessed by a qualified assessor to require the device

  • Must not reside in a nursing home or sheltered home

Additional criteria for motorised devices:

  • Applying for the device category for the first time

  • Must not have a full time caregiver, or the caregiver is frail and unable to support the care needs

  • Unable to use a manual wheelchair independently

  • Must be mentally and physically able to safely use the motorised device

Additional criteria for home healthcare items:

  • Must not be a current recipient of subsidies for the same items

  • Must be receiving home nursing, home medical, home palliative services or Integrated Home & Day Care (IHDC) packages.

 

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/SMF/seniors-mobility-enabling-fund

Caregivers Training Grant
(CTG)

The CTG supports caregivers of seniors and those with disability, including family members and Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs), to attend caregiver training courses so that they can equip themselves with the necessary skills in caring for the physical and emotional needs of their care recipients. 

 

Eligibility

a. Care recipient must be Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR); 

b. Care recipient must be aged 65 years old

 and above, or be certified to have a disability by a doctor; and 

c. Caregiver must be the main caregiver (immediate family member or FDW) looking after the care recipient and must complete any of the CTG-approved training courses.

 

https://www.moh.gov.sg/cost-financing/healthcare-schemes-subsidies/caregiver-grants-subsidies

Disability Support

Persons with Disabilities Concession Card

​Provides persons with disabilities with concessionary rates for travel on public transport.

 

Eligibility

  • Age between 7 and 60 years old

  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

  • Certified to have a permanent disability of one or more of the following:

    • A physical disability

    • A visual impairment

    • A hearing impairment

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder

    • Intellectual Disability

 

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/PWD-CONCESSION/persons-disabilities-concession-card

Special Needs Savings Scheme

Enables parents to set aside CPF savings for the long-term care of children with special needs.

 

Eligbility

The nominating applicant should be:

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • The parent or an appointed legal guardian of the child with special needs

The child with special needs should:

  • require assistance in at least one Activity of Daily Living (ADL), or

  • is attending or had attended a Special Education School

The 6 ADLs are:

  • Eating

  • Bathing

  • Dressing

  • Transferring

  • Toileting

  • Walking or moving around

 

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/SNSS/special-needs-savings-scheme

Health and Medical

MediFund

​​For Singaporeans who face difficulties with remaining medical bills after receiving government subsidies and other means of payment.

 

Eligibility

  • Singapore Citizen

  • Subsidised patient

  • Have received or require treatment from a Medifund-approved institution

  • Have difficulties paying for healthcare bills after Government subsidies and other means including MediShield Life, Medisave, and cash

 

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/MEDIFUND/medifund

MediSave

​MediSave is a national medical savings scheme that helps individuals set aside part of their income to pay for their personal or approved dependents’ hospitalisation, day surgery and certain outpatient expenses, as well as their healthcare needs in old age.

MediSave withdrawal limits have been carefully set to ensure that Singaporeans have sufficient savings in their MediSave Account for their basic healthcare needs in old age. The withdrawal limits are generally adequate to cover most of the charges incurred at subsidised inpatient wards and outpatient treatments.

 

Eligibility

​​Any CPF member who contributes to Medisave and has a positive Medisave balance.

 

https://www.moh.gov.sg/cost-financing/healthcare-schemes-subsidies/medisave#:~:text=MediSave%20Care,their%20long%2Dterm%20care%20needs.

Subsidies for Services and Drugs at Public Healthcare Settings

​The Ministry of Health provides subsidies for services and medication at our public hospitals, specialist outpatient clinics, and polyclinics, to ensure that patients have access to affordable care.

 

Eligibility

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who are:

- Accommodated in subsidised wards (B2+/B2/C)

- Subsidised patients at the specialist outpatient clinics

- Patients at the polyclinics

 

https://www.moh.gov.sg/cost-financing/healthcare-schemes-subsidies/subsidies-for-services-and-drugs-at-public-healthcare-settings

Enhanced Screen For Life

The Screen for Life (SFL) is the national screening programme that aims to encourage eligible Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) to go for regular screening and follow up, recommended based on age and gender.

 

Under the enhanced SFL programme, Singapore Citizens can access subsidised Cardiovascular Disease, Colorectal Cancer, and Cervical Cancer screening and one post-screening consultation (as needed) at CHAS GPs at a low fixed fee.

 

Eligibility

Singapore Citizens who have received a letter from HPB inviting them to go for SFL screening. Eligibility is based on HPB’s recommended screening tests by age, gender, last screening date.

https://www.moh.gov.sg/cost-financing/healthcare-schemes-subsidies/enhanced-screen-for-life

 
 

Housing and Shelter

 

Proximity Housing Grant
(PHG)

​If you are buying a resale flat to live with or near your parents/ child, you may apply for the following Proximity Housing Grant (PHG):

  • $30,000 to live with your parents/ child

  • $20,000 to live near your parents/ child (within 4 km)

Eligibility

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Work and Learning

Tech Immersion and Placement Programme

Immersive training bootcamp to prepare non-ICT professionals for ICT roles like web developers, user experience designers, and data analysts.

 

Eligibility

 

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/TIPP/tech-immersion-placement-programme-tipp

SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme-Company Attachments
(SGUP-CA)

​Full-time attachment opportunities of between 4 to 6 months to support mature mid-career jobseekers in widening their professional networks and gaining meaningful industry-relevant skills and experience.

 

Eligibility

  • All Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 40 and above

 

https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/schemes/SGUP-CA/sgunited-mid-career-pathways-programme-company-attachment-sgup-ca

 
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