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Animal Advocacy Grant Registration

What is the Animal Advocacy Grant?

The Animal Advocacy Grant is a seed funding initiative to encourage and empower youth interested in implementing impactful animal welfare projects. In this inaugural cycle, up to 10 successful groups will each receive up to $1,000. This grant aims to:

  • Encourage youths to take ownership of animal welfare issues, fostering a sense of responsibility and commitment to making a positive difference.
  • Promote advocacy and raise awareness about animal welfare, inspiring a broader community involvement and understanding of the importance of animal protection.
  • Provide financial support to help bring innovative, research-based, or project-oriented ideas to life, ensuring they benefit and add significant value to animals.
  • Offer essential resources, mentorship, and guidance to equip grant recipients with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully execute their projects.
  • Encourage youth to engage with their communities, building networks and collaborations that can foster a more connected and inclusive society and amplify the impact of their projects.
Grantees will receive
  • Up to $1,000 of seed funding provided on a reimbursement basis for approved 3rd party costs.
  • Access to relevant mentorship support with industry leaders.
  • Opportunities to showcase their project at the SPCA’s flagship events and publicity platforms.
  • Networking and partnership opportunities with future funders/sponsors.
Criteria and Funding Details

Interested applicants are encouraged to form pairs or groups of up to eight individuals to develop innovative ideas aimed at benefiting animals and raising awareness about animal welfare.

Participants must be between the ages of 15 and 35 years old. 

Projects must be completed within 12 months of the date the grant is awarded. 

Funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis for approved 3rd party costs. Grantees are required to submit original copies of all 3rd party cost receipts to the SPCA within 30 days of completing the project.

Projects may receive co-funding from additional sources, provided the total funding does not exceed $8,000. All co-funders and in-kind sponsorships must be declared to the SPCA at the time of application. Any future funding sources and sponsorships within two years of the grant award must also be disclosed. Support may be withdrawn if funding or in-kind sponsorships are obtained from sources associated with practices harmful to animals.

Examples of projects that can be funded
Ideas should be relevant to animal welfare and/or benefit animals in Singapore and can include project-based initiatives, fieldwork, or research. Examples of suitable projects include, but are not limited to:
  • Improving welfare for community animals (e.g. feeding, trap-neuter-release/rehome manage programmes, humane treatment of community animals)
  • Promoting responsible pet ownership (e.g. pet care and humane training, spay and neuter, promoting adoption over buying)
  • Raising awareness about factory farming (e.g. impact and ethical issues related to factory farming)
  • Protecting wildlife and marine life (e.g. conservation and protection efforts, co-existence)
  • Supporting animal welfare services (e.g. addressing compassion fatigue, resources for animal care, volunteer training)
  • Conducting research and advocacy to advance animal welfare (e.g. policy change, effectiveness studies, comparative analyses)
  • Implementing educational and awareness programs to promote animal welfare (e.g. school programmes, grassroots engagement and community events)
  • Addressing animal cruelty and welfare issues (e.g. forensic science and techniques, law enforcement and legislative review)
  • Promoting humane lifestyles (e.g. plant-based diets, cruelty-free products)
  • Innovating in veterinary and rehabilitative sciences (e.g. veterinary training, new rehabilitation programmes)
Examples of projects that cannot be funded
  • Projects or initiatives under a registered company
  • Projects containing content deemed objectionable by the public or potentially affecting social cohesion in Singapore
  • Projects related to organisations that do not prioritise animal welfare
  • Projects with a religious or socio-political agenda
  • Projects lacking relevance to animal welfare
Important Dates
  • Each group must have at least one representative attend a mandatory briefing held via Zoom on 10 June 2024, 6.00pm. During the briefing, you will be informed of the judging criteria and other administrative details.
  • All pitch decks must be submitted to the SPCA by 19th June 2024, 12.00pm. Submission instructions will be provided during the briefing.
  • The Animal Advocacy Grant Pitch will be held on 22 June 2024, 10.00am at Matchbox by Mothership, 30A Kallang Place, S339213.
  • Final results will be announced at the VOICE Wrap-Up Party at 6.00pm at Matchbox by Mothership, 30A Kallang Place, S339213.