VCF ODG Clinical Supervision


The grant is under the purview of VCF Organisational Development Grant. For more information on VCF Grants, please visit their website.

[UPDATE: There are new changes to the Claim Submission process of VCF Grants. Details can be found under Disbursement Procedures below.]

The Clinical Supervision grant supports social service agencies in engaging external consultants for clinical supervision for staff to enhance their professional skills, usually in the areas of casework and counselling.

The grant supports the capability building of professional staff such as social workers, case workers, counsellors and psychologists over two years.

The clinical supervision usually includes individual supervision and group supervision to improve professional skills of staff, plus a Supervision of Supervisors (SOS) component to develop the supervisory competencies of the social service agency’s internal clinical supervisors.

To fully benefit from the Clinical Supervision grant, the below deliverables (A to F) are set for applicants to meet by the end of their projects. These deliverables may be subject to changes within the context of each application submitted, upon assessment and review by NCSS.
 Utilisation of Clinical SupervisionSupporting documents
A.All supervisees will attend and complete at least 70% of the approved supervision sessions.Attendance sheets
Improvement in staff capabilitiesSupporting documents
At least 80% supervisees indicate improvement in staff capabilities:
B.Report an improvement in assessment skills to manage their assigned cases.Pre- and post- supervision questionnaires and/or assessment by the supervisor
C.Report greater confidence in applying the skills learnt on assigned cases.
D.Show professional competence on assigned cases.
Internal clinical supervision capacitySupporting documents
E.To have an internal clinical supervision structure in place.Internal clinical supervision SOP
F.To consolidate the learning points on the theories, frameworks and a list of recommended training courses, and resources  shared by the clinical supervisor into a toolkit, which will be used as a guide for the supervisees and reference for internal supervision.Clinical Supervision Toolkit
Please click here for past approved Clinical Supervision projects.
Application Criteria & Eligibility
  1. All NCSS member social service agencies or MSF-funded social service agencies can apply for the VCF grants.
  2. The projects must be one-off and non-recurring in nature.
  3. Funding will not be extended to projects that:
    • have already commenced, or
    • are receiving other sources of government funding, unless specifically allowed
  4. Projects can only commence upon VCF approval.
  5. Staff under supervision should be permanent staff of the social service agency, are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents, and have at least one year of direct work experience in the social service sector.
  6. The appointed Clinical Supervisor is required to:
  7. Late applications will NOT be processed and also NOT be automatically moved to the next window.
  8. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
  9. Please note that approval of applications is on a first come, first served basis, subject to budget availability.
  • Effective 1 Apr 2017, new applications for Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP) who require additional hours for supervised practice will need to clock supervision hours with a SRP with Supervisor status or equivalent (e.g. Australia/UK/US). 
  • Effective 1 Jun 2018, new applications for Clinical Membership for Counsellors (including categories Provisional Clinical Members, Clinical Members and Master Clinical Members) will need to clock supervision hours with Registered Clinical Supervisors, or SAC Pre-registered Clinical Supervisors.
Funding Quantum
Funding Level Capped at
Up to 80% of the approved project cost or actual expenditure, whichever is lower, over two years project $100,000
Disbursement Procedure


Disbursement MilestonesDeliverables % of Funding to be Disbursed
 Upon signing of agreementA copy of signed agreement in soft copy50% of approved quantum
 Submission within two months after project completion
  • Project Evaluation Report which includes an evaluation of the project to-date in relation to the objectives and the achievement of the KPIs.
  • Attendance Sheets
  • Pre- and Post- Supervision Questionnaires and/or assessment by the supervisor
  • Internal Clinical Supervision Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Clinical Supervision Toolkit
  • Claim form and invoices from the vendor
  • Any other required materials
50% of the approved amount/actual expenditure upon the satisfactory assessment of the submission

These disbursement milestones and deliverables may be subjected to changes within the context of each application submitted, upon assessment and review by the VCF Evaluation Panel and the VCF Secretariat.

We have made changes to the claim submission process and will no longer accept hard copy submissions. Please use the claim form provided for all claims, and email the completed form and supporting documents to the relevant processing officer shown at the bottom of this page. You can obtain a copy of the claim form from the processing officer if you do not have one.

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Application Deadline
Click here to see application submission closing dates and VCF Evaluation Panel Meeting dates.
Application Procedures
  1. The VCF Evaluation Panel meets once every two months. Please click on the VCF Evaluation Panel meetings for the submission deadlines.
  2. All applications should be submitted through the Funds Application System (FAS).
    • Login to e-services (“Login as Corporate” on the left using your CorpPass to access FAS).
    • Click on Funding Application.
    • Click on New Application and select Funding Application Type: ODG - Clinical Supervision Consultancy Grant FY17-FY21
    • Fill up the Online application form
    • Upload the Supplementary Forms and other required documents
    • Three comparable quotations/proposals (i.e. quotations/proposals should cover the same work scope) and the CVs of the External Supervisor must be uploaded for projects that are above $6,000. Wherever possible, the social service agency should choose the choice that has the best value, and provide justification if it is not the lowest.
  3. Applicant organisations are required to present their proposals to the VCF Evaluation Panel, unless informed otherwise by NCSS.
In view of the current COVID-19 situation, please access our e-services to minimise your time spent in public places. If you need to submit grant-related documents, please login to e-services (refer to Application Procedures above) or email/mail to the respective grant's contact person. Rest assured you will continue to receive quality service through our e-services.

Ms Elaine Chung