The Invictus Fund was established by NCSS to marshal private donations to support Social Service Agencies (SSAs) in maintaining service delivery and serving clients safely and effectively during the pandemic. The Community Chest has raised over $10m for the first tranche of The Invictus Fund.
As part of the Fortitude Budget announced in June 2020, the Government provided a top-up of $18.3 million to the Fund to drive transformative efforts for effective service delivery in the new normal.
The Fund is open to all NCSS full and associate members.
The Invictus Fund will support SSAs in their transformation of service delivery and operations through IT solutions and business continuity plans incorporating safe management measures to ensure service continuity.
IT Solutions (under Tech-and-GO!)
The Fund will support SSAs1 in adopting technology to improve work processes, enhance service delivery and leverage data for better planning and management. SSAs can also choose project consultancy modules to help with change management in digital adoption.
Here is an overview of Tech-and-GO!:
1SSAs running MOH-funded programmes should tap on Healthcare Productivity Fund (HPF) and Community Silver Trust (CST) instead. These are capability grants ringfenced for Healthcare SSAs, administered by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
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2Pre-scoped IT solutions include but are not limited to:
Business Continuity Plan incorporating safe management measures
The Fund will support SSAs to adopt business continuity plans incorporating safe management measures to operate safely and effectively in the 'new normal'. Support of up to $100,000 per agency may be provided to support the following areas of your agency's business continuity plan:
Support will only be extended to agencies with total reserves ratio of below one year.
 Reserves ratio = Agency’s total reserves (sum of Agency's restricted and unrestricted reserves) divided by Agency’s annual total operating expenditure
The Fund will provide funding support to SSAs delivering direct services to help maintain their operations. Agencies will be eligible for support if the agency's total reserves ratio1 is below one year and they have experienced a loss of income of at least 30% over the past 6 months.
Applications will close on 30 July 2021.
Agencies are advised to prepare the following information before filling the FormSG application form.