HPB launches grant to promote workplace health programmes

SINGAPORE - Employers who plan to organise activities and programmes that promote healthy living for workers can now tap on a Health Promotion Board (HPB) grant.

The Workplace Health Promotion Cluster Grant will fund ongoing sessions in obesity control, chronic disease management and mental well-being for 12 months. These programmes have to be conducted in a cluster of at least 10 nearby organisations, such as firms located within a business park, and with at least 500 employees.

The clusters will work with the HPB to assess the needs of employees, before proposing suitable activities.

The size of the grant will vary with the number of people in a cluster, with up to $35,000 a year provided for a small cluster of between 500 to 2,000 workers, and up to $200,000 for a large cluster of more than 15,000.