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Support For Operators With A Social Mission

17 Jul 2019


[For non-anchor operators registered/licensed with ECDA] ​

Non-anchor operators who wish to embark on projects that promote the holistic development of less advantaged children in their centres may apply for the Pre-school Opportunity Fund. Projects can include targeted programmes, partnerships with stakeholders, or customised in-house projects that develop children in one or more of the following areas: cognitive, aesthetic, moral, physical and social & emotional development. The funding cap is $1,300 per qualifying child for each project.

Interested applicants are required to submit a project proposal to:  

Sector Funding

Early Childhood Development Agency 51 Cuppage Road, #08-01 Singapore 229469

The respective project application dates and funding periods are as follows:  

Project application datesFunding period
1 Sep to 31 Oct 2015Jan to Dec 2016
1 Sep to 30 Sep 2016Jan to Dec 2017
1 Sep to 30 Sep 2017Jan to Dec 2018
Closing by 31 Aug 2018Jan to Dec 2019


Please refer below for further details:


For further enquiries, please contact us at​​ or call our hotline at 67359213.​



[For non-anchor operator child care centres in HDB void deck premises operated by VWOs]


With effect from 14 August 2013, VWOs who are allocated HDB premises through the open selection process will qualify for the enhanced development grant support. The higher level of funding and norm cost will enable VWOs to receive greater support for  infrastructure development of their new centres.​ For further enquiries, please contact us at​ or call our hotline at 67359213.

Development Cost Support (Enhanced)Furniture & Fittings (F&E) grant
Development Grant: Equivalent to 50% of $665 per m2 (based on floor area); OR the actual cost incurred,whichever is lower.F&E Grant: The licensed capacity of the  entre, up to $27,000 for the first 30 places and $300 for each additional place; OR the total sum of the approved invoices submitted, whichever is lower.​

Upcoming OSP Sites

VWOs may refer to details on the upcoming sites, the open selection process and evaluation criteria at the following links:

  • Click here to view the list of sites available. 
  • Click here to view the Open Selection Process & evaluation criteria.​
    Interested VWOs  are to submit proposals through the Open Selection Process to demonstrate the quality and afordability of their child care services.    ​​​​