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$1.5 million fund launched for voluntary welfare organisations to run arts projects

Published on May 20, 2014 3:16 PM

Voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) which run arts projects for its beneficiaries can now tap on a $1.5 million fund to support such programmes.

The WeCare Arts Fund, a partnership between the National Arts Council and the five Community Development Councils, was launched on Tuesday by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong at the Thye Hua Kwan Seniors Activity Centre @ Boon Lay.

To be disbursed over three years, the fund is open to applications from the over 400 VWOs recognised by the Ministry of Social and Family Development or the National Council of Social Service.

It will give a grant of up to $5,000 per project. Each organisation can apply for up to $10,000 to use each year. The fund can be used to cover artist fees, materials and other project costs.

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