In October, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth announced the roll-out of the $50 million Sport Resilience Package (SRP), which includes $25 million for existing measures, as well as an additional $25 million for new and enhanced measures. The new measures under the SRP aim to support critical players in our sports ecosystem, to preserve core capabilities in athlete pathway and pipeline development, as well as to catalyse industry to provide innovative sports formats for Singaporeans to continue to stay active during these times.
Following the Multi-Ministry Taskforce’s announcement of the stricter safe management measures from 8 – 30 May, Sport Singapore has set aside support of up to S$18 million under the SRP for eligible businesses and Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) impacted by the latest guidelines. The new measures are intended to help defray operating costs for the affected businesses and support the affected SEPs during this period, preserve core capabilities, as well as catalyse the industry to encourage Singaporeans to continue to stay active.
Following the Ministry of Finance’s announcement on 28 May that eligible sport and fitness entities will be supported via the Job Support Scheme and rental relief from 16 May onwards, please see updates to the Sport and Fitness Operating Grant and SEP Support Fund in respective sections below.
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This initiative aims to support the development of blended events and programmes* which will enable more Singaporeans to participate in sports.
*programmes that combine in-person and virtual modes
**Eligible for Sport Event Organisers, Event Management Companies and Private Academies and Clubs.
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This grant aims to encourage businesses in the sport sector to adopt digital solutions by deepening their digital capabilities and seizing growth opportunities.
*Eligible for Gym/Fitness/Health & Wellness Studios, Sport Event Organisers, Event Management Companies, Sport Facility Operators, Private Academies and Clubs or other sport-related enterprises.
Coaches and Fitness Instructors are integral to the development of high-performance sports, broad-based community sports participation and to our sports and fitness ecosystem.
The new Sport Resilience Package measures will support three forms of assistance:
Following the Ministry of Finance’s announcement on 28 May, the Sport and Fitness SEP Support Fund will be subsumed under the COVID-19 Recovery Grant (Temporary) scheme. We encourage sport and fitness SEPs to submit their applications for the COVID-19 Recovery Grant (Temporary) scheme.
Eligible individuals placed on involuntary no-pay leave for at least a month between the Heightened Alert period of 16 May to 30 June may receive a one-off payout of up to $700. Workers who experience significant income loss during the same period of at least 50 per cent for at least a month may receive a one-off payout of up to $500.
More details will be released by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
As part of SportSG’s ongoing efforts to provide individuals and sport businesses opportunities to seek clarifications on the available support, individuals and businesses can sign up for a Zoom call with our Sport SG staff.
If you are interested to join the Zoom call with SportSG, book your session via the link(s) below. We will confirm your slot and send you the Zoom meeting invite.