Raise defines Social Enterprises (SEs) as business entities set up with clear social goals; and where there is clear management intent and resources allocated to fulfil their social objectives.

Social entrepreneurship in Singapore is still in its early days.Social enterprises provide business solutions to address unmet and emerging social needs and gaps. They have the potential to make a difference, create value and solve social challenges in sustainable ways. SEs have grown to become part of a broader system to address social needs. In an emerging trend, they also fulfil the aspirations of a new generation of Singaporeans who are passionate to do good through means other than charities, and as a part of their daily lives.

Check out our resources page for useful publications, toolkits and links to get you started on your social enterprise journey!

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Guidelines & Criteria

VentureForGood (Youth) is open to youths aged 18 – 35 years.

Key applicant must be Singaporean or Permanent Resident of Singapore

The social enterprise must a member of raiSE

VentureForGood (Youth) is open to new/existing social enterprises addressing one or more of the following outcome areas for an intended beneficiary group:

  • Provision of employment opportunities
  • Provision of education
  • Provision of skill development
  • Provision of basic human needs (e.g. housing, transport, food)
  • Provision of economic tools and services (e.g. financial access, crowdfunding, eCommerce)
  • Provision of health care/social care products and services (include disease/illness prevention and mitigation)
  • Provision of products and services to improve the mental health & well-being (e.g. address social exclusion)
  • Capacity building for organisations in the social sector

VentureForGood (Youth) is open to all new and existing locally based social enterprises that are registered/ intend to register under the Companies Act or Co-operative Societies Act. For applicants who have not incorporated their business at point of application and are in the process of prototyping, a partnership with a relevant Social Service Agency (SSA) and/or validations with intended beneficiary groups should be illustrated. However, we will require the business to be incorporated prior to the first tranche of disbursement.

Interested to apply for the VentureForGood (Youth) Grant?

Interested to apply for the
VentureForGood (Youth) Grant?

Contact us to submit your completed VentureForGood (Youth) application
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