Social Impact Programmes

Service in The City

Do you have a great idea or project that aims to tackling a social challenge in Singapore? Want to design and pursue your own independent project? Here’s how we can help you make it happen!

If you have any questions or need help with your application materials, please contact Yock Theng at

About the Service in the City (SiTC) grant

The Service in the City (SitC) encourages and supports students to engage with contemporary social problems and solutions in Singapore. SitC grants are intended for student initiatives with a focus on service and social impact that run during the course of a semester or longer. Students interested in engaging with similar issues for a shorter period over the summer break should consider the Social Impact Fellowship.

Many great ideas start with the first step. Regardless of where you are in your ideation process, we encourage you to apply for the grant. We accept applications at the start of every semester.

Timeline for AY2017/2018 Semester 2

1st January 2018: Application opens

17th February 2018: Application closes

Early March 2018: Results announced

*Students who are pursuing study abroad in Japan or Germany in Sem 2 should contact separately.


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Programme Manager, Leadership & Global Citizenship

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  • Application steps
  • Eligibility and Requirements
  • Benefits and Support
  • Resources

1. Getting started

Read this website to familiarise yourself with the details about Service in the City grant.

Complete and submit the Idea Introduction Form to tell us about your project.

A CIPE advisor will contact you shortly once you have submitted your form.


2. Project development

Once you have met with your advisor, complete and submit the following documents to

SiTC Proposal Template: SiTC_Proposal_Project Name_Year

SiTC Budget Template: SiTC_Budget_Project Name_Year

More information on the evaluation criteria can be accessed here.


3. Project proposal review

Attend a short interview to present your project and ideas to a review committee.


4. Commence project

Time to put all that planning into action.
Submit monthly progress reports during the duration of the project.


5. Wrapping up

Submit a final report upon completion of your project.