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SPHERE+ is a community programme initiated by HDB, with support from the Ministry of Education and Singapore Pools. ‘SPHERE’ stands for Students, Singapore Pools, and HDB Enriching and Reaching out to the Elderly. Through SPHERE+, schools, students, and volunteers from Singapore Pools play a big part in bringing more cheer to vulnerable seniors living in HDB flats, showing their care, commitment, and compassion for others.
SPHERE+ aims to:
• Promote the spirit of volunteerism among youth and foster a mindset of care for seniors
• Encourage community bonding and facilitate interaction between the youth and seniors through social activities that promote better understanding and the sharing of experiences
Online Sing-Along Session in celebration of National Day 2022
Craft/ Education Workshops
Photo Frame Painting workshop at void deck
Mass Exercise Workshop/ Performance
Dance performance at Void Deck near Senior Activity Centre
Q: What eligibility requirement must applicants meet?
A: Applicant must be a school and proposed project should not be a duplicate of any existing programmes. HDB will match the nearest Senior Activity Centre (SAC) to the school so that the students can collaborate and work on a customised programme for the elderly.
Q: Can I hold the project within the school?
A: Yes, but the project/programme must be a collaboration between the school/students and the SAC. Most projects are usually held at the SAC and/or void deck. They could also be held in the HDB Pavilions or HDB Town Plazas.
Q: Can I use the fund for overseas project?
A: No, HDB does not fund any overseas project.
Q: I am not a first-time applicant of the Fund. Can I apply again?
A: Yes! You may re-apply for the fund again if the new proposal meets the goal of strengthening bonds between students and elderly.
Q: I want to use the void deck. How do I go about to apply for use of space?
A: Schools/students can apply directly to the local Town Council in the area.