The Lively Places Fund encourages residents and stakeholders to initiate community-driven place-making projects that will help develop stronger place identity in their neighbourhood. Find out more about the fund below!
For further enquiries, please email Mr Ian Pay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can apply?
Existing projects which are receiving other forms of funding from other agencies are not eligible for the Fund. For new projects, co-funding can be considered if the project meets the objectives of all agencies
What projects can be supported?
Projects that activate public spaces and streets to bring residents and stakeholders together, foster stronger bonds and promote a stronger sense of community.
This is for smaller, short-term action plans or activities to bond neighbours in HDB neighbourhoods.
Some examples include block parties, anti littering campaign and community recycling day.
Up to $5,000
This is for projects that will involve a physical transformation of existing public spaces, with an implementation period of 6 months or less.
Some examples include community arts projects and short term pop-up installations to activate spaces.
Up to $20,000
This is for projects that will involve a physical transformation of existing public spaces, with an implementation period of more than 6 months.
Some examples include the conversion of void decks into community living room and community cafes as well as longer term pop-up installations to activate spaces.
This is for short term projects that transform streets into active public spaces for the community.
The support provided will only be for road closure essentials consisting of safety barriers, signage and security personnel.
Arts with the community in the Hougang neighbourhood
Playing of a life-sized “Good Neighbours” Snakes & Ladders game with residents
Setting up of support groups in the Punggol community
Wall mural painted by Siglap residents
Growing a community through gardening in the Yuhua estate
Co-creation of community mural with Adora Green’s residents
Conversion of void deck into community cafes, workshop area or living room
How can I qualify for the funding?
All proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
What are the eligible expenses?
Check out what others have done.
The Lively Places Challenge (previously named “HDB Build-a-thon”) aims to empower the community in creating friendly and lively neighbourhoods. As a participant, you will be guided by a Learn, Engage and Co-create process to develop ideas for your preferred project sites.
This year, we are seeking proposals that encourage community bonding and/or enhance the vibrancy of HDB neighbourhoods in the following towns:
b) Bukit Panjang
c) Choa Chu Kang
g) Toa Payoh
Participants will get to refine their proposals with relevant stakeholders and implement their ideas using the Lively Places Fund!
Check out the journey as a participant!
Learn more about how the projects will be evaluated.
Projects that are fully implemented by 31 Mar 2021 will qualify to be evaluated for the winning prizes.
Qualifying projects will be assessed based on the following criteria:
a) Demonstration of efforts to engage residents and stakeholders, and incorporate their feedback into the project (30%);
b) Quality and quantity of contributions from the team in terms of volunteering hours and resources (30%);
c) Benefits to the community and the potential for them to be sustained over time (30%); and
d) Appeal and clarity of the materials presented for judging (10%)
Projects will be judged in either of the following two categories
(i) Category A - Projects that involve physical improvement works; and
(ii) Category B - Projects that are event-based.
Find out the attractive prizes to be won!
The top three winning teams from Category A will receive $2,500 per team. Three other teams from Group A will also stand to win a Merit Prize of $1,500 per team.
The top three winning teams from Category B will receive $2,000 per team. Three other teams from Group B will also stand to win a Merit Prize of $1,000 per team.
There are also five People’s Choice Awards, valued at $500 each. Teams will be evaluated based on their social media engagement for this award.
All other participating teams will be awarded $200 per team and a certificate of achievement. Additionally, all projects will be showcased at the HDB Community Week.
Read on to find out how you can join the Lively Places Challenge 2020.
Registration for the Lively Places Challenge 2020 is now closed.
For further enquiries, please email Ms Melissa Sim at email@example.com
Find out more about past challenges.
Read up about the community project on 2019 run.