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Interested to kick-start a youth initiative that co-creates social change to benefit the community? If your answer is YES, check out our National Youth Fund (NYF)! The NYF supports ground-up youth initiatives to champion community and social causes through partnerships with Youth Sector Organisations (YSO) including youth social enterprises, schools, Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) and other community partners. We are looking for partners to better meet youth needs, co-curate and offer more opportunities for youths to be empowered and be the change in taking action.

The NYF supports:

  • Youth Programmes - Youth related programmes for youths or by youths, which contribute towards youth leadership development, engagement of young working adults and the growth of youth interest groups or social movements, or enhancement of current youth related programmes;

  • Capability Development- Projects that strengthen organisational internal capabilities and capacities. This includes the development of the respective organisation's internal capabilities in the areas of research, resource or programme development and manpower;

  • Youth Leadership Development- Outstanding youth leaders who wish to pursue training and development in reputable local and international platforms with the intent of leading community projects/initiatives or starting new positive social movements; and

  • Research- Projects that deepen the understanding of salient youth issues or trends.

If you're keen to find out more about NYF, look here for more details!



Interested youths/ organisations may submit your applications online via the OurSG Grants portal. Individuals can access the portal using your SingPass, while organisations can access using CorpPass. For a successful and smooth submission of application, please ensure that your SingPass/ CorpPass account is ready before applying.


From 30 August 2021, applications for the National Youth Fund (NYF) Youth Programmes/Capability Development (YPCD) grant will only be accepted during the thematic partnership/ grant call periods provided they fall within the specified themes and will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. You may refer to the factsheet for more information on the thematic partnership calls.


Applications for the NYF Youth Leadership Development and Research grants are open throughout the year.


Impact Assessment

From 30 August 2021, organisations applying for the National Youth Fund will be required to measure and report the impact of their programmes on NYC’s youth development outcomes. Applicants will be required to select relevant youth development outcomes and indicators using the Impact Assessment Toolkit (download link below), and submit it via the OurSG Grants portal with the grant application. You may refer to the guide in the downloads section for instructions on using the toolkit.

The Impact Assessment toolkit developed by the National Youth Council (NYC) is aimed to help grant recipients of the NYF measure the effectiveness of their programmes in achieving youth outcomes.




For enquiries, you may contact our friendly Partnership Managers at


We look forward to receiving your applications and working with you!



Documents for download

 For Application:

  1. Guide to Impact Assessment Toolkit
  2. Impact Assessment Toolkit (please use this to generate the outcomes and indicators to be tracked for NYF Submission)


For Closure/Claims

  1. NYF Youth Leadership Development (YLD) Report

  2. NYF Youth Programmes/Capability Development Progress Report

  3. NYF Youth Programmes/Capability Development Final Report

  4. Statement of Accounts

  5. NYF List of Youth Leaders and Volunteers


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