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Youth Scene in Singapore

Those between 15 and 35 years old are considered youth by the National Youth Council.

Youth workers are those who have direct outreach with youths. These include those working in the youth sector organisations and youth wings in organisations.

Youth day falls on the first Sunday of July every year. The youth month in Singapore is in July.

Youth sector organisations serve the needs or interests of youth via activities, programmes, funding schemes and other support services. This includes organisations with youth wings or chapters that have direct outreach to youths.

About NYC

NYC is the national body for holistic youth development in Singapore. Through programmes and initiatives such as Youth Corps Singapore, Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) and Youth Expedition Project, NYC develops young Singaporeans to become positive contributors to our society.

The NYC also initiates, funds, facilitates, develops and co-ordinates national programmes in support of youth sector organisations to create a vibrant, highly-connected and self-sustaining youth sector.

NYC provides the following resources:

  • NYC Resource Portal - A one-stop resource and communication platform, users in the community can swop youth-related resources and information and connect with other youths and youth developers.
  • YouthSCOPE - An annual compilation of abridged youth studies supported by the Youth Research Grant;
  • Y+ E-Newsletter - an e-newsletter capturing snippets of youth trends and issues from around the world and keeps you up to date on what’s the flavour of the month.
  • Youth Statistics in Brief - A compilation of youth statistics in Singapore
  • Youth.sg - The State of Youth in Singapore - publication that highlights the important social and human aspects of young Singaporeans and peers into the minds of our youths.

NYC Grant Schemes

For local community service projects, you can apply for the Young ChangeMakers grant. If you are from the youth sector and looking for resources to support initiatives and projects, you can apply for the National Youth Fund.

If you are interested in doing projects that promote ASEAN youth interaction, you can apply for the Singapore - ASEAN Youth Fund. The Youth Expedition Project also supports youth from schools and registered organisations embarking on community service-learning projects in ASEAN, China and India.

The National Youth Fund also supports research projects that concern youths in Singapore and enhance current understanding of youth issues.

NYC Programmes

For programmes like the Youth Expedition Project, any Singaporean youth can participate as long as they meet the respective programme criteria. eg. involvement in the community. For other initiatives such as the Prime Minister's Dialogue, they are nominated from organisations, including those from the youth sector.

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Partnering NYC

Please feel free to drop us an email at nyc_enquiries@nyc.gov.sg with more information on your organisation, your area of interest or idea for the proposed collaboration. We encourage organisations to leverage on existing programmes such as the Youth Corps SingaporeYouth Expedition Project, Young ChangeMakers and resources that NYC offers.

NYC’s Grant schemes aid the development of the youth and youth sector. For more information and to download the application form, please visit the NYC Resource Portal. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please email your request to nyc_enquiries@nyc.gov.sg at least four weeks before your event / project.