38 More Projects Awarded Funding under SG Eco Fund’s Sprout Category
Singapore, 23 November 2022 – A total of 38 more projects will obtain funding under the Sprout category of the SG Eco Fund. The applications were submitted by 31 August 2022, following the launch of SG Eco Fund’s third grant call on 1 May 2022.
2 The projects were selected from 55 applications and will receive funding of about S$283,500 in total. Please refer to the Annex for the full list of the awarded projects.
3 Image Mission’s “Sew Can I” is one of the 38 awarded projects under the Sprout category of the SG Eco Fund. The project builds on the non-profit’s mission to empower women from disadvantaged backgrounds by teaching them to upcycle clothing donations into useful items like bags and household items.
4 Another awarded project is an environmental education campaign to raise awareness amongst homeowners about the effects of excessive fast furniture. The project is run by a group of final-year undergraduates from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University.
5 Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and the Environment, said: “Building a green, liveable and climate-resilient Singapore requires the collective efforts of all stakeholders. I am encouraged that more individuals and community groups have come forward with their sustainability ideas through the SG Eco Fund. We hope to empower more people to take ownership of environmental projects while also encouraging them to think creatively about how they can contribute towards our Singapore Green Plan 2030.”
6 The S$50 million SG Eco Fund was launched in November 2020 by the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment. The Fund supports ground-up projects that involve the community and advance environmental sustainability in Singapore, including climate change mitigation, waste reduction, as well as the conservation of nature and biodiversity. To date, 105 projects across the private, public and people sectors have been awarded a total of over $6.6 million in funding.
7 The Sprout category was introduced last year to simplify and shorten the application and evaluation processes for projects seeking funding of up to S$10,000. Instead of a written proposal, applicants with Sprout projects only need to submit a pitch deck and present it to the evaluation committee if shortlisted.
8 Applications for the Sprout category of the SG Eco Fund are open year-round and will be evaluated in batches throughout the year. The next round of evaluation will be for all applications received by 31 Dec 2022.
9 Interested applicants can find out more about the SG Eco Fund at https://www.mse.gov.sg/sgecofund.
AWARDED PROJECTS UNDER SPROUT CATEGORY (BATCH 1) FOR SG ECO FUND’S THIRD GRANT CALL
|S/N||Recipient/Organisation||Project Title and Summary|
|1||Apeiron Bioenergy Pte Ltd||The Oil Cycle – School Used Cooking Oil Recycling Programme - Partner schools to set up a used cooking oil recycling programme and educate students about the benefits of oil recycling.|
|2||Audrey Chua Kia Khim, Vera Lee Hui Yi||Eggshell Treasures - Collect waste eggshells from residents and food vendors for upcycling. Conduct workshops to teach participants how to recycle waste eggshells into keychains and coasters by mixing them with a plant-based gelatin.|
|3||Bukit Batok Zone 6 Residents’ Network||Paper Jam (Upcycling Fun with Paper) - Conduct workshops and produce videos to encourage residents to reuse and upcycle waste paper into items like festive ornaments.|
|4||Bukit Gombak Citizens’ Consultative Committee||Increase Flowering Plants in Bukit Gombak Park - Increase the diversity of butterfly species in Bukit Gombak Park by engaging residents to plant flowering plants in allocated plots in Bukit Gombak Park. Set up signages and run walking tours to educate public on native butterfly population.|
|5||Catholic High School||Project B.I.G (Build.Initiate.Green) - Set up an urban farm in the school to educate students and residents, and involve them in growing edibles.|
|6||Daryl Goh Wei He||Maximising the Useful Life of Bottles Through Community Activation - Conduct a public education campaign and collection drives to collect and upcycle glass bottles. Pilot a circular bottle model with subscription beverage companies to reduce packaging waste.|
|7||EB Impact||Sustainability Exchange Season 3: Capacity Building Programme - Organise a series of capacity-building workshops for youths on sustainability topics and project management skills as part of a three-month long sustainability mentorship programme. Run networking sessions with sustainability professionals, past participants, and mentors to provide opportunities for participants to exchange ideas and drive sustainability innovation.|
|8||EcoEnzyme Earth||EcoEnzyme: From Fruit Peels to Eco-Detergent for a Safer and Healthier Home - Conduct eco-enzyme workshops to teach participants how to recycle fruit waste into eco-cleaners and plant stimulants. Partner F&B vendors, community groups and offices to set up a localised eco-enzyme system and run a pop-up eco-enzyme exhibition.|
|9||Ferticlay Pte Ltd||Educating Singaporeans on the Issue of Waste and Introducing Better Practices to Reduce Waste Through Explorative Creative Workshops - Run collection drives and conduct workshops to upcycle food scraps into an alternative clay which can be used for various purposes.|
|10||Gmaximus Pte Ltd||Synergisng a Sustainable Abundance Future - Implement a food waste recycling and composting programme in Zhenghua by running composting workshops, community events and food waste recycling drives.|
|11||Golden Cap Farm LLP||Using Spent Coffee Grounds to Grow Mushrooms, Reducing Food Waste and Promoting a Circular Economy - Start a pilot programme to collect and reuse used coffee grounds from cafes to grow mushrooms, and convert spent growth bags into compost. Organise community events such as mushroom farm tours and composting workshops.|
|12||Holocene Pte Ltd||Food Waste Upcycling and Community Education - Install food waste composters and run workshops at Kim Tian West to educate and support the local community to upcycle food waste into compost.|
|13||Ho Yong Rui, Randall, Dela CruzYsmael Achilles Villamayor, Jeevanandham Suhas, Law Bing Xuan Kynan, Kieron Quek Chon Hann||Banded Together - Engage student volunteers to collect food scraps from Temasek Polytechnic’s F&B vendors to breed crickets. Produce cricket flour as an alternative protein source for pet food and educate the school community on alternative proteins for pets.|
|14||Image Mission Ltd||Sew Can I - Reduce textile waste by teaching women from disadvantaged backgrounds to upcycle clothing donations into useful items like bags and household items.|
|15||Inez Alsagoff, Elliott James Ong||Yukan - Create a localised sustainable seafood guide as part of a campaign to promote sustainable seafood consumption. Applicants will also conduct ticketed tours to Jurong Fishery Port, a movie screening and a panel discussion on sustainable seafood as part of the campaign, in support of World Ocean Day.|
|16||Kymberly Goh, Law Li Zhe, Lim Quan Hui||Ecologue – Leveraging technology to democratise climate decisions - Create a digital platform to provide opportunities for individuals and corporates/ organisations to engage in discussions on sustainability topics and participate in green initiatives.|
|17||La Cantina Pte Ltd||Valorisation Of Brewers’ Spent Grain (BSG) Into BSG Flour - Partner local breweries to convert spent grain waste into BSG flour, an alternative to traditional wheat flour. Engage the community to use BSG flour through farmers’ markets and an online campaign, which will include video recipes and user feedback surveys to track usage|
|18||Lee Yan Kit||Community Farming/ Composting at Green Kiwi Backpackers Hostel - Set up a rooftop edible garden and community composting programme at Green Kiwi Backpackers Hostel. Engage nearby F&B businesses and HDB residents to donate food scraps and coffee grounds, which will be turned into compost for the rooftop garden.|
|19||Lim Xin Er, Liu Yuqi, Isabel, Xie Niyun||ToiletRollSG - Organise toilet roll collection drives in community centres and schools, and educate residents on recycling right and circular economy. Sell collected toilet rolls to a paper recycling company and donate the proceeds to charity.|
|20||Liu Tingzhi||Galaxsea - Partner local F&B vendors to collect mollusc shells (i.e. oyster, mussels) which will be repurposed into small dinnerware such as trivets and coasters. Educational materials and products will be displayed at F&B partner premises to educate diners. Conduct workshops to teach participants how to upcycle the mollusc shells into products.|
|21||Maggie Lee||Inspiring environmental stewardship through the “Tragedy of the Commons” - Create a storybook for children aged 3 to 12, to promote the importance of environmental stewardship based on the theme of Tragedy of the Commons. Conduct book reading sessions for children and donate the books to other reading programmes for children.|
|22||Malay Youth Literary Association||Youth Eco Action - Conduct sustainability activities such as cycling/kayaking and coastal clean-up, focus group discussions on climate change, workshops and farm tours to grow awareness on environmental issues in Singapore.|
|23||Nee Soon East Citizens’ Consultative Committee||Diverting Food Waste at Nee Soon East - Set up a food rescue programme in Nee Soon East by training and deploying food rescue volunteers to save and redistribute unsold food. Engage the community on food waste issues in their neighbourhood through an online forum and in-person event.|
|24||PARKROYAL on Beach Road||Diverting Food Waste at PARKROYAL on Beach Road - Set up a food rescue programme at the hotel by training and deploying food rescue volunteers to save and redistribute unsold food on their premises. Engage the Jalan Besar community on food waste issues in their neighbourhood through an online forum and in-person event.|
|25||Phoebe Zhou Huixin, Muhammad Nasry Bin Abdul Nasir, Goh Seng Chuen Elijah, Goh Tian Hui, Ang Bing Hong Shawn, Phua Shi Yu, Lee Jia Qi||NTreeU - Organise tree planting events to involve the NTU community in reforesting efforts on campus. Run public talks and educational booths to raise awareness on the benefits of restoring urban greenery.|
|26||Pro-Health Water Technologies Pte Ltd||Land-Based Aquaculture on Seabass Farming - Pilot land-based seabass farming at Republic Polytechnic, and produce a video and run events to educate and engage students about water treatment systems and land-based aquaculture.|
|27||Rachel Cheang Ling Lin, Yeo Rui Qi, Yang Pei Wei||Energy Colab - Run a series of energy-themed cohort-based workshops facilitated by experts and guest speakers to equip youths with the knowledge to engage on energy topics and start energy projects in their communities.|
|28||SMRT Corporation||SMRT Green Learning Trail - Design and curate a walking learning trail to bring across key messages on Green Commuting and inspire greener everyday habits in the community. The trail will spotlight green features in train stations and interchanges, and engaging activities with local green initiatives.|
|29||Soil Social||Waste to Wonder - Conduct monthly food waste collection drives at Jurong Spring CC and reward households who donate their food waste with compost or produce. Train volunteers to go door-to-door to educate households about food waste and run composting and gardening workshops for interested residents.|
|30||Sustain Credits (APAC) Pte Ltd||Outreach Programme for Migrant Workers - Partner SG Accident Help Centre and grassroots volunteers to organise sustainability-themed activities for migrant workers such as plastic bottle upcycling and composting workshops, and community clean-up events.|
|31||Tan Hwee Huat, Ernest||Hougang Ave 3 Community Garden - Set up a community garden and conduct composting workshops at Hougang Community Club.|
|32||Tan Yuan En, Gerald Tan Zheng Jie, Nicolette Wee Shing Ying||The Turntable Tribe - Run a campaign to raise awareness about the effects of excessive fast furniture, provide tips on how to upcycle furniture and encourage the purchase of pre-loved furniture among new and future homeowners. Partner sustainable furniture businesses and artists to run pop-up booths and/or photo spots to encourage pre-loved and upcycled furniture.|
|33||Techstorm Pte Ltd||STEMCares: Sustainability Education for the Underserved - Conduct STEM classes for underprivileged children using renewable energy kits to introduce renewable energy and energy efficiency concepts.|
|34||Teo Jun Hiang Abel, Teo Jia Yee, Johannes Brian Sunarko||Eco3DP - Create a PET bottle recycling machine that will turn plastic bottles into 3D printing filaments. Conduct 3D printing and recycling courses in schools to teach students how to recycle plastic bottles into a 3D printed item of their own design.|
|35||Two Glasses||Textile-Waste Prevention Community - Organise a year-long campaign consisting of a film screening, panel discussions and movement therapy sessions to engage individuals on how body image fuels consumption habits, to promote behavioural shifts towards reduced consumption of fast fashion. Start and manage a digital community that will track the number of new clothes purchased in a year and the number of wears of each item of clothing in their wardrobe using a wear counter.|
|36||Wermtech.Asia||Repurposing the Community’s Food Waste: Community Outreach - Conduct vermicomposting workshops and insect farm tours for residents, and provide vermicomposting kits to encourage them to recycle their food waste at home.|
|37||Westview Primary School||The Einstein Garden - Set up a solar powered vertical farming system in the school to teach students sustainability concepts including Food, Energy & Water and Composting. Engage the surrounding schools and community through farmers’ markets and garden tours organised by the students.|
|38||Woodlands Glen Zone 10 Residents’ Network||Collaborative (Re) Generation - Educate residents about sustainable farming and teach children the importance of the germination (seedling) stage. Set up an automated germination process and involve the community in hands-on activities to transplant seedlings onto the hydroponics system.|