4ST Partnership Fund



The 4ST Partnership Fund aims to mobilise the sector to develop solutions that promote innovation, collaboration and empowerment, with the end outcome of improving the quality of life of service users - including Families, Children and Youth, Persons with Mental Health Conditions and Caregivers, amongst others.

Application Criteria for 4ST Partnership Fund

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The applicant must be a Social Service Agency (SSA)/ Social Enterprise (SE)/ Ground-up group that is in collaboration with another entity/ individual.
  2. Non-NCSS members, including SEs and ground-up groups without Institution of Public Character (IPC)/ Charity Status can also apply. Where possible, the project should be fronted by an organisation who is a NCSS member with IPC status. (Please refer to Seed vs Grow graphic below for eligible applicants for each category of funding.)
  3. Non-Charity status agencies (regardless of registration type) are required to make a declaration on the not-for-profit nature of the programme, and that the beneficiaries are local communities.

Application Criteria (see graphic below)

  1. Proposal must include innovation, collaboration and empowerment components.
  2. The applicant agency participates, contributes to, and promotes interagency collaboration with other organisations to provide needed services to the clients.
  3. Applications should support key service priority areas identified by NCSS:
    1. Support families to break out of cycle of intergenerational social disadvantage,
    2. Support caregivers to manage their caregiving responsibilities and care for themselves as well,
    3. Support persons with mental health conditions to attain empowerment and social inclusion; and
    4. Other emerging needs

4STPF Eligibility Criteria

Type of Funding

There are 2 types of funding available. Please see below for the parameters of each fund before application.

4STPF_Seed vs Grow


To help support you in your funding proposal, you can refer to the official 4ST Partnership Fund Resources on Innovation, Collaboration and Empowerment and other additional resources below that can guide you in building a stronger proposal and/or a more robust solution.

NCSS conducted a 4ST Partnership Fund Info Session on 8 May 2023. You may refer to the slides from the Info Session or watch the webinar recording.

How to Apply


There will be 2 application windows in a calendar year.

  • 1st Window Period: 27 April – 31 May 2023.
  • 2nd Window Period: 1 – 31 October 2023

The estimated application assessment period is between 1 to 3 months. Do note that applications that are incomplete and/or more complex will require more time to evaluate.

How to Apply

Submit your proposal by clicking on the button below.

What to Prepare

Download Signed Declaration Form

  • For Organisations: To be signed by CEO
  • For Individuals (Submission of Seed applications ONLY): To be signed by Team Leader

For more information, please email us at grants@majurity.sg.

Our Funders

In collaboration with

Community Chest


  1. My programme has been previously supported under the Tote Board Social Service Fund (TBSSF)/ ComChest, may I still apply?

    Agencies who have received or are receiving TBSSF/ ComChest funding for existing initiatives may only apply for the enhanced portions of the programme. These enhancements must not be currently receiving funding.

  2. There are multiple application windows for the 4ST Partnership Fund. Can my agency apply for more than one window?

    Your agency can apply for support during the various application windows. Please also note that the quantum of support provided per programme will be subject to the relevant funding caps for the different funding categories.

  3. Does the 4ST Partnership Fund support individuals?

    Individuals will need to collaborate with one another to submit an application for the 4ST Partnership Fund. Only one application is to be submitted on behalf of your team for the SEED category. However, individuals will need to collaborate with a Social Service Agency (SSA)/ Social Enterprise (SE)/ Ground-up group to submit an application for the 4ST Partnership Fund under the GROW category.

  4. Can I apply for the funding if my proposal supports other key service priority areas that are not identified by NCSS?

    NCSS is open to funding proposals that support emerging needs. We strongly encourage Agencies with proposals that support other emerging needs to initiate discussions with NCSS on their proposals.

  5. How is The Majurity Trust involved in the 4ST Partnership Fund?

    The collaboration with The Majurity Trust involves the co-administration of the Fund with NCSS. They will be assisting with the assessment and other administrative details, such as fund disbursements, outcome and financial reports management. With their expertise and network, we seek to reach out to more partners in the eco-system. As a funder, The Majurity Trust can also fund initiatives that meet their agenda.

For additional questions, you may download the 4ST Partnership Fund FAQs.