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Got a great idea? There's money to be got

Funds galore for proposals in areas from tourism to heritage and arts

Published on Mar 31, 2014 8:11 AM
The audience watching a story-telling performance, that is rarely seen nowadays, during an event called Reliving Haw Par Villa in March 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: SINGAPORE TOURISM BOARD

The Government wants your ideas, and is willing to put its money where its mouth is by offering millions of dollars for proposals in areas from tourism to heritage and the arts.

Observers welcomed the trend, with one saying this shows a shift from a paternalistic model of governance to one where it encourages initiative among the people.

Indeed, various government bodies have started funds to back the move.

In January, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth called for Singaporeans to pitch ideas on how to best celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday. Under the SG50 initiative, funding support goes up to $50,000.

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