The Uplift Fund

About the Uplift Fund:

The Uplift Fund is an emergency relief fund established under YMCA of Singapore’s Financial Assistance and Capability Employment Scheme (FACES). The Fund is supported through the philanthropy of the Park Hotel Group.

The Uplift Fund helps individuals who have lost their jobs or faced a personal income loss due to COVID-19 through disbursement of a one-time cash amount.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or holders of a valid employment pass or work permit.
  • Individuals who have lost their jobs or faced a personal income loss of 30% or more due to COVID-19
  • Individuals who have a household (at least 3 family members) income of ≤ $8000 or per capita household income of ≤ $3500
  • Priority is given to the following groups:

a)       Individuals from the Hospitality and Food and Beverages (F&B) sectors
b)      Main caregivers with extended family and/or special needs family members as well as those with chronic health conditions
c)       Those who have not benefited from other COVID-19 national relief schemes

Assistance Provided:

Successful applicants will receive a one-time relief amount of between $500 to $1000. There is also a potential one-time renewal of $500 after 3 months.

Application Process:

Apply here

Processing time for fund disbursement:

7-10 working days, upon successful submission of all supporting documents.  Applications that do not fit the priority criteria may require a longer assessment of their cases.