Professional Capability Grant (PCG) - Professional Development Sponsorships

The grant is under the purview of the Professional Capability Grant.

The Professional Development Sponsorships provides funding for in-service social service agency's staff to acquire their first recognised social work and psychology qualifications to become registered Social Workers and Psychologist. It also provides training subsidy for other social service-related graduate and post-graduate studies.

Staff (NCSS Member VWO), Staff (MSF funded VWOs), Singaporean or Singapore PRsBoth
Application Criteria & Eligibility
  1. All permanent staff (Singaporeans/PRs only) of NCSS member social service agencies and/or MSF-funded social service agencies, who:
    • Are not receiving other government funding (except for the subsidy from Ministry of Education) for Graduate Diploma/Degree studies, unless specifically allowed
    • Do not qualify for other schemes such as Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for social workers.
    • Have been accepted into an approved Bachelor/Graduate Diploma/ Masters programme
  1. Funding will not be extended to courses that have already commenced.
  2. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  3. Please note that approval of the applications is on a first come, first served basis, subject to budget availability.
  4. Please refer to the list of approved programmes for Masters in Psychology .
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Application Deadline
The application must be submitted to NCSS at least 2 months before the panel evaluation date.
Application Procedures

All funding applications must be submitted through the Fund Application System (FAS) before the commencement of the course. SSA can login to NCSS e-services using Agency CorpPass and password to access the FAS.

Please submit the following supporting documents in FAS:

  1. Official Letter of Offer by the University
  2. Course Brochure
  3. Course Fee Details
  4. Course Schedule

For Graduate Diploma / Degree in Social Work and Masters in Psychology
Please email Ms Ang Hui Zhen at

For Other Social Service Related Graduate and Post-Graduate studies
Please email Ms Leong Mei Chin at