Banner - Second tranche of The Invictus Fund

Introduction

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.
 

Eligibility 

The Fund is open to all NCSS full and associate members.


Supported Areas

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.


Transformation of service delivery and operations

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).
For more details, please contact hpf@aic.sg 

 
2Pre-scoped IT solutions include but are not limited to:
  1. Corporate functions and others like Accounting Management, Human Resource, Inventory Tracking, Document Management, Learning Management, Cyber Security etc.; and
  2. Client-facing solutions including Centre Management, Tele-consultation, Rehabilitation Equipment and Activities of Daily Living Solutions etc.
Start Digital’s vendor quotation must be based on the IMDA pre-scoped IT solutions listed on the GovAssist website. Please ask your preferred vendor to use this   Pre-scoped Quotation Template  as a guide.

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:
  • Implement safe management system
  • Reduce physical interaction, ensure safe distancing
  • Support contact tracing
  • Implement health checks and protocols to manage potential cases
Consumables such as masks or disinfection services will not be supported under BCP. For temperature screening solutions, please apply under Tech-and-GO!.

Support will only be extended to agencies with total reserves ratio[1] of below one year.

[1] Reserves ratio = Agency’s total reserves (sum of Agency's restricted and unrestricted reserves) divided by Agency’s annual total operating expenditure

Service Continuity

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 ratiois below one year and they have experienced a loss of income of at least 30% over the past 6 months.


How to Apply

To apply for funding for:
  1. Business Continuity Plans incorporating safe management measures and/or Service Continuity - please access the FormSG application form using your SingPass (linked to CorpPass). Applications have re-opened in May 2021.
  2. Tech-and-GO! - please access the FormSG application form using your SingPass (linked to CorpPass). This application window will run through from now - 30 July 2021.

Agencies are advised to prepare the following information before filling the FormSG application form.

  • Name and Contact details of Board Chairman and Head of Agency (or equivalent)
  • Latest Financial Statements
  • Bank account details
  • Detailed Business Continuity Plan (for BCP applications only)
  • 1 vendor quotation based on pre-scoped IT solutions (for Start Digital applications only)


For More Information

Please refer to the FAQs here.

For general enquiries on the Invictus Fund, Business Continuity Plan and Service Continuity, please contact us at NCSS_FundAllocation@ncss.gov.sg.
For more information on IT solutions, please visit: www.go.gov.sg/tng
For enquiries on IT solutions, please contact Tech-and-GO@ncss.gov.sg