Organisation: DBS Foundation

Details: Since 2012, DBS supported over 100 social enterprises in Asia with grant funding. DBS Foundation actively supports social enterprises with its annually administered Social Enterprise Grant Programme. DBS Foundation are pleased to encourage Asian innovation by social enterprises to meet complex social needs, such as access to health and health education, employment generation for marginalised, environment protection and waste management solutions, responsible education and literacy, creating rural livelihoods, innovative technologies for social impact and much more.

This grant programme enables social enterprises to develop a prototype of their idea, improve existing processes or add critical capabilities to achieve sustainability, or scale up their existing business that leads to greater social impact. Grant partners include NUS Enterprise, Village Capital and Tata Institute of Social Sciences in India, SE Insights in Taiwan, YouChange Foundation in China, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) etc.

Grant Type:

  • Prototype grants of up to SGD 50,000 – For newly registered social enterprises with innovative and scalable ideas that address relevant social problems. Entities should be registered for less than 2 years as of 1st Jan 2018.
  • Organisational grants of up to SGD 250,000 – Targeted at revenue generating social enterprises that have been registered and in operations for between 2 to 4 years as of 1st Jan 2018. This grant is aimed to support these more established social enterprises scale up business capacity, innovation capabilities, extend geographical reach and/or expand social impact.


Fill up the application form and email it to [email protected] . Applications must only be filed in .doc or .pdf and total email file size should be less than 3MB. Each entity may only submit one entry for either grant type. (Please click here for details)

Deadline of Application: Mar 31, 2018 (Sat), 23:59hrs (Singapore time)

Localities: Hong Kong / India/ Indonesia/ Singapore/ Taiwan

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Source of Information: DBS Foundation