Young ChangeMakers (YCM) aims to build platforms where young people can congregate, connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals to make a difference to the community. Youths who are looking at organising community projects or starting ground-up initiatives can come down for our monthly YCM Open Mic sessions to kickstart their ideas and work on solutions for community needs. Successful applicants can receive YCM seed-funding of $3,000 or up to 80% of total allowable project cost, whichever is lower. Projects that demonstrate exceeding merits in terms of project scale and impact will be awarded up to $5,000 or up to 80% of total allowable project cost, whichever is lower.
If you are interested to attend the YCM Open Mic Sessions, you may refer to the scheduled dates here and simply fill up the registration form and send it to Rena_Wati_Nadi@nyc.gov.sg and Cheryl_TAN@nyc.gov.sg and we will be in touch with you to give you more details about the session.
For more information about the YCM Grant Application, please click here.
Young ChangeMakers Network
YCM is a network of Project Curators and Project Catalysts who come together to work on common solutions to address community needs and create a collective impact. Project Catalysts initiate community projects and take part in projects with other like-minded youths.
Project Curators facilitate the monthly YCM Open Mic sessions and help Project Catalysts in their project ideation, formulation and execution. They are also resource persons who can give mentorship and guidance to the Project Catalysts to improve their community projects. As a Project Curator, youths get valuable experience and hone their leadership skills by being mentors and leaders.
Youths interested to be a YCM Project Curator have to fulfil the following criteria:
- Singaporean citizens or Permanent Residents (PR)s between 17 – 35 years old;
- Initiated and spearheaded local community projects and have a keen interest in youth development; and
- Outstanding youth who is currently volunteering in an association/organisation in community work.
The network of Project Curators is led by 3 Chief Curators and you can read more about their profiles here.
For more information, please email us at NYC_Enquiries@nyc.gov.sg
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