Frequently Asked Questions

General Funding Information

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1. Can we meet with Tote Board's staff prior to submitting the request for funding?

Meetings will not be required unless requested by Tote Board.

2. If my organisation is willing to provide Tote Board with a naming opportunity if it receives funding, will it strengthen our proposal?

Though Tote Board would like to be acknowledged for its funding, funder recognition will not be a factor in our decision.

3. What is the average funding amount from Tote Board?

Tote Board does not have a pre-determined range for funding. We will consider several factors in determining the amount, including previous funding to projects of similar nature, project budget and community impact. Generally, Tote Board considers funding between 10% to 50% of a project's total budget.

4. Will Tote Board still fund an event which is already over?

It is generally not our practice to do so.

5. Does my organisation need to have IPC status to be eligible for funding?

Although we prefer organisations with IPC status as it signals to Tote Board the level of official checks that beneficiaries subject themselves to, it is not a requirement.

6. Does Tote Board set a funding cycle within a year to allow applicants to put in their applications?

No. Tote Board accepts and considers applications throughout the year. 

7. How long before my programme start date should I apply to Tote Board?

You should submit your application with all relevant information at least 6 months before the start date of your programme, to allow sufficient processing time. Tote Board would like to give due attention/respect to your proposal. If you do not fulfil this 6-month advance period, we may need to reject your application or to prorate the funding. There would be no provision for retrospective funding.

8. Can I, as an individual, apply for funding from Tote Board?

No, the Board does not consider funding requests from individuals or requests that only benefit an individual.

9. Can I submit the same funding request to Tote Board, Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club separately for consideration?

No, an application sent to the Board will suffice as the donation function lies solely with the Board. All requests which are sent to Singapore Pools and/ or Singapore Turf Club will be forwarded to the Board for its consideration.

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