A total of 37 projects will obtain funding under the first SG Eco Fund grant call. This was announced by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, at the Global Compact Network Singapore’s Virtual Youth Forum.

 

The S$50 million SG Eco Fund was launched in November 2020 by the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment to support the co-creation of solutions for a sustainable Singapore. The first grant call was opened from 25 November 2020 to 31 January 2021. Over 200 applications were received from both individuals and organisations.

 

Projects were evaluated on their environmental outcomes, and community engagement and implementation plan, among several factors. The 37 awarded projects will receive S$3.7 million funding in total. Of these, 25 projects will receive up to S$50,000 in funding, while the remaining 12 will receive between $50,000 and $700,000 in funding. They address a broad spectrum of environmental issues, ranging from waste management and recycling, to public cleanliness and low-carbon solutions. They are a mix of public, private and people (3P) sector applicants (please refer to the Annex for the full list of awarded projects).

 

The SG Eco Fund supports the Singapore Green Plan 2030, which is a national roadmap to advance the Singapore sustainability agenda. Building an active Green Citizenry, where individuals, communities and businesses play an active role for sustainability, is a key enabler in successfully implementing the strategies and meeting our targets under the Green Plan. The SG Eco Fund aims to empower everyone across the 3P sectors to take ownership of the environment and do their part to ensure Singapore remains a green and liveable home for our future generations.

 

Interested parties can find out more about the SG Eco Fund at www.sgeco.gov.sg. More details on the SG Eco Fund’s second grant call will be released at a later date.

 

 

 

For media queries, please contact:

 

Ho Ying Jie
Strategic Communications & Media Operations
Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
Tel: 9765 7161
Email: [email protected]

 

About the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment

 The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) is committed to providing Singaporeans with a clean and sustainable environment, and resilient supplies of safe food and water.

 MSE works alongside its three statutory boards – the National Environment Agency (NEA), PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) – to achieve this mission through innovation, technology, and vibrant partnerships with the private, public, and people (3P) sectors.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.mse.gov.sg/

 

 

Annex

Awarded Projects

 

S/N

Recipient/Organisation

Project Title and Summary

1

Bedok Citizens’ Consultative Committee

East Coast GRC Green Ambassadors Training Programme

Implement a programme to train green ambassadors who would help to raise awareness on sustainability issues and lead projects within the community.

2

Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi Foundation (Singapore)

Creation of Self-Help Recycling Zones

Set up self-help recycling zones at collection points to encourage sorting of recyclables and teach the community to recycle right.

3

Céline Delacharlerie, Chew Li Hong, Aurélie Chameau, Liyana Mahirah

Survive The Collapse

Organise an environment-themed scavenger hunt that takes participants to green locations and educates them on sustainability.

4

CitySprouts Pte Ltd

The Living Sprout

Build a living lab and living classroom with green features to engage citizens on sustainability.

5

Ernest Goh

Ayer Ayer Upcycled Plastic Building Materials

Collect plastic waste from the community and convert it into construction tiles, as well as conduct upcycling workshops.

6

Engineering Good Ltd

ReMakeIT

Conduct laptop repair and upcycling workshops, and redistribute refurbished laptops to Family Service Centres and MOE beneficiaries.

7

Eddie Chen, Beatrice Tan, Wilson Law

Mykílio – Growing better materials for tomorrow

Collect waste byproducts from businesses and the community, and recycle the waste into mycelium-based materials for packaging and furniture.

8

Farmily

F.Ar.M

Convert an under-utilised space into a temporary community urban farm with tours, agritech workshops and community composting activities.

9

Fortitude Culina Pte Ltd

Food Circularity Hub @ Jurong Launchpad

Create a food circularity hub by collecting and recycling food waste, and conducting workshops to educate the public on food circularity and gut health.

10

Gardens by the Bay

Blue carbon capture through Novel Mangrove Wetlands

Develop and study a novel freshwater mangrove wetland ecosystem at Gardens by the Bay with the community, and raise public awareness on blue carbon through lectures and citizen-sciencemonitoring sessions.

11

Ground-up Innovation Pte Ltd

Grow In The Community: 3D-Printed Floating Chinampas from Recycled Plastics

Conduct workshops to educate the public on environmental issues and how to turn waste plastic into 3D printed planters.

12

Ho Sow Yun

Gobz – The Community Composter

Develop an IoT-based composter with integrated raised-bed gardening system and conduct events to guide the community on composting.

13

Jayden Ong, N. Nithiya

Community Edible Seed Bank

Prototype a seed-exchange machine and conduct seed-saving and edible plants workshop to raise awareness of local edible plants.

14

Keith Loo Zhi En

AI-enhanced precision growing system for Singapore’s Urban Food Security Showcase

Install an AI-enhanced precision growing showcase at a community farm to educate the public on new technologies.

15

Little Tree House

Hydroponics 101

Implement hydroponics systems to teach pre-school children about food security and local produce.

16

Low Zhen Kun, Lian Peng Cheng, Chong Shu Chen, Ho Hwee En, Lim Yu Lin

The Hungry Worms

Collect food waste from businesses and the community, and recycle them through black soldier fly (BSF) larvae and earthworms composting.

17

Li Xingyi, Eden Teoh, Bertrand Seah

The Green Swan Initiative (GSI)

To conduct research on sustainable finance landscape in Singapore and engage the public on their findings.

18

Lyfestyle Group Pte Ltd

Green Drumming

Collect and upcycle household waste to drums, which can be used for performances, to educate the community on upcycling.

19

Marymount Community Club

Food Waste Management: Marymount CC Youth Network, in Collaboration with Eunoia Junior College

Implement a programme to segregate, collect and compost food waste at Marymount Community Club and Eunoia Junior College.

20

National University of Singapore

Towards Zero-Waste Precincts @ NUS

Reduce and recycle general and food waste by installing food waste digestors, piloting smart IoT chutes, and implementing behavioural nudges at NUS.

21

Ng Hui Ying

Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities

Educate students on food resilience by conducting interactive workshops on soil health farming.

22

Otolith Enrichment

[email protected] Park

Scale up community recycling of food waste using Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae, conduct research to improve the production of BSF eggs and larvae, as well as the quality of end products, and enhance food waste collection and BSF composting processes.

23

One With Earth Pte Ltd

Little Green Warriors

Conduct eco-camps to educate children aged 4-6 on sustainability and climate change.

24

Ocean Purpose Project Pte Ltd

Project White Sands

Set up a physical learning space at Pasir Ris Beach to educate the community on plastic pollution and keeping beaches clean, and conduct workshops and provide tools for the public to do beach clean-ups.

25

Rachel Lee

Our Eco Neighbourhood

Recruit volunteers and engage store owners to set up collection points for reusable bags and contact lens blisters.

26

Revolv Pte Ltd

Muuse Reuse & Return System

Implement a reusable rental system and conduct engagement programmes in the neighbourhood to encourage greater community adoption of reusables.

27

Singapore Food Agency

Engaging the community on the use of an improved compost made from local waste streams

Work with Town Councils and the community to develop an improved compost, to increase the offtake of compost from poultry farms.

28

Singapore Management University

Creating Community Awareness of Food Sustainability through Insects

Educate students on how insects can convert food waste into useful products, and study the public perception of insect-based food.

29

SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Biodiversity Medicine (BD-MED)

Aquaponics Farming on SGH Campus Rooftop

Implement a community-based rooftop aquaponics farming project, introduce horticultural therapy and conduct sustainability programmes at Singapore General Hospital.

30

Social Innovation Park Ltd

L.E.A.D. with Nature

Conduct an urban farming programme in schools, with senior citizens as partners on the farm.

31

Singapore Institute of Building Limited

Green Living Through App-based Education and Gamification

Raise awareness on environmental issues and encourage more residents to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle, through community education programmes, sustainable markets, and an app with interactive games.

32

Stanley Tan, Lim Lecarl, Jeongjun Yun

The Green Pins

Consult the community and develop an application for consumers to locate F&B businesses that have customer-oriented sustainable policies.

33

theVoice Productions

Beyond Just Food

Raise awareness on climate change among upper primary and secondary school students through skits.

34

Thryft Private Limited

Project Earth Convention

Organise a sustainability fair to engage the public and encourage them to take action, through trade-in of second-hand books and showcasing sustainable products and green groups.

35

Woo Qiyun, Goh Fang Min, Stacey Yip, Darren Leong, Shawn Chew

Climate Commons

Develop a website and work with NGOs to educate the public on climate change in immersive and practical ways, such as visual essays.

36

Wong Jun Hao, Chan Wan Ting, Zhang Chenxin, Pang Tien Feng, Alexis Goh

Bioevolution Game

Produce a board game and conduct game sessions for schools and nature groups to educate the public on biodiversity.

37

Yuhua Citizens’ Consultative Committee

Yuhua Agri-tech – Solar (YAS) Living Lab

Convert a multi-storey carpark rooftop into a living lab for urban farming that integrates high-tech soil-less vegetables growing and solar power.

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