Does anyone know of any grants or fellowships (provided by the government, local companies, nonprofits, etc., + available to Singaporean citizens) that would provide funding to carry out service / community development work overseas?
You may want to try approaching Lee Foundation.
Lee Foundation is Singapore’s Largest Private Charitable foundation, created to aid “the advancement of education, medicine and cultural activities; helping the poor; and assisting victims of fire, flood and famine”, It also funded other philanthropic work. It was founded in 1952 by philanthropist and businessman, Lee Kong Chian. It is a family run foundation, notable board members include Lee Seng Gee (Chairman of Both Lee foundation and Lee Group of Companies), Lee Seng Tee (well respected philanthropist) Lee Seng Wee (former Chairman of OCBC), Lee Han Shih (notably outspoke former journalist for the Business Times), Lee Ti Shih (Researcher and Professor at National University Singapore).
You can try Touch Community Services? Their website is http://www.touch.org.sg/
I’ve personally volunteered with them as a motivator during SG National Day. They are a team of dynamic people who does various voluntary work locally and internationally like going to old folks’ homes, teaching and conservation work. I haven’t tried joining them for overseas projects though (due to work commitments)…
I know IE Singapore offers a grant for the local students to pursue internship overseas by giving them monthly allowance. They call it the ‘Young Talent Programme’. Find out more at http://www.iesingapore.gov.sg/Assistance/Global-Company-Partnership/Manpower-Development/Young-Talent-Programme-for-Students
Thank you for this reference! Unfortunately it looks like I’m not eligible, as I’m not studying at a Singapore educational institution. But hopefully this is helpful information for others :)
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