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$1.4 million awarded to 'ground-up' heritage projects under new NHB grant scheme

Published on Feb 2, 2014 7:37 PM

A total of 41 groups and individuals have become the first to receive funding from the National Heritage Board under a new scheme introduced last year to encourage Singaporeans to be more active in researching and documenting the country's heritage.

Close to $1.4 million was awarded to the projects under the Heritage Grant Scheme.

These include one seeking to document the country's school uniforms through photography, and another aiming to revive interest in traditional games such as 'five stones'.

Students, interest groups and companies were among the recipients. For example, the Singapore Council of Women obtained funds for a website and a book to honour the contributions of pioneering women here. A clothing company, AnRawkz, will also be producing a book in association with the Singapore Scout Association to showcase the evolution of Scout badges here.

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