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Tote Board Non Profit Sector Transformation Initiative: Organisation Development Programme  (TB-NTI:OD)

Tote Board is establishing a $10 million grant to drive the transformation of Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) over the next five years, with NCSS being appointed as the Strategic Partner.

The Tote Board Non-Profit Sector Transformation Initiative (TB-NTI) - Organisation Development (OD) Programme aims to help up to 10 NPOs from the Community, Social Services, Sports, Arts and Health sectors on their organisational transformation journey, by offering support and expertise to develop and strengthen their organisation capability, for a period of 3 years.  

The NPOs to be selected should be highly committed to pursue excellence and continuous improvement, and aspire towards organisational transformation through a holistic approach towards Organisational Development (OD). 

The transformation journey would include the following phases:

  1. Selected NPOs to undergo a diagnosis of the current organisational state, based on Enterprise Singapore’s Business Excellence (BE) framework;
  2. Using the results of the diagnosis, selected NPOs to develop a clear strategic plan and transformation roadmap for up to the next 3 years;
  3. Post-implementation diagnosis of the NPOs’ organisational state, again using Enterprise Singapore’s BE framework.


Funding Support

We estimate each NPO will require a total transformation budget of $1m over 3 years. Of which, Tote Board would fund up to 90% of the expenditure for each NPO, at up to $0.9m; while the NPO co-funds the remaining 10% (estimated at $0.1m)[1].


Eligibility & Selection Criteria

NPOs applying for this programme would be evaluated based on these key selection criteria, namely:

  • Transformation Plans – Aspirations and future plans for transformation in the area of OD;
  • Current Use – Existing initiatives embarked upon by the organisation to transform itself;
  • Leadership Commitment – Buy-in of Key Management and Board in the transformation process and journey; and
  • Criticality and Impact of Services – Criticality and impact of the NPO’s services and programmes to the wider sector and society.

Tote Board hopes to select 10 organisations for this programme over a period of 5 years. The organisations shall be selected on a rolling enrolment basis, with the first grant call to be opened from 8 Nov 2018 to 7 Jan 2019 (2 months).


How to Apply

To apply, you must download and complete the Application Form. Scanned versions of the completed and signed forms with supporting documents should be emailed to Physical hard-copies should be posted to:

The TB-NTI:OD Secretariat
Ms. Sidrah Ahmad
Manager, Organisation Capability
Sector Manpower & Organisation Development
Human Capital & Organisation Development Group
298 Tiong Bahru Road
#09-01 Central Plaza Singapore
Singapore 168730



Applications are open from 8 Nov 2018 to 7 January 2019. Shortlisted NPOs would be notified for an interview with the selection committee


Factsheet and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For a list of commonly asked questions on the programme and details, please refer to our Factsheet.



For enquiries, please contact:

Ms Sidrah Ahmad
Manager, Organisation Capability
Sector Manpower & Organisation Development
Human Capital & Organisation Development Group
National Council of Social Service
Tel:         6589 5507

Mr Oliver Loke
Manager, Development & Partnerships (Social)
Grant Management Division
Singapore Totalisator Board
Tel:        6216 8941


[1] Tote Board will allow NPOs to tap on other sources of funding (e.g. Care and Share Matching Grant) to cover the balance 10% share as long as the NPO reports the sources of funding used.