SkillsFuture Singapore Funding

SSG Funding Principle

The Social Service Institute is a CET (Continuing Education & Training) Centre that offers Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) and non-WSQ courses at subsidised rates. Both Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) are eligible for course subsidies. Employers can also tap on absentee payroll support funding for employer-sponsored training.

SkillsFuture Course Fee Funding

For more information on SSG Course Fee Funding, please click here.

For Volunteers

If you’re a volunteer, you can qualify for SSG course fee funding as long as you fulfil the eligibility criteria below. Volunteers who are not Singaporean/PR can apply directly to VCF for funding. 

SSG Funding Scheme for Training of Organisation-Sponsored Volunteers  

Volunteers and Organisations must fulfil all criteria below to be eligible for funding.
Party Eligibility Criteria
Volunteers Volunteers must:
  1. Be Singapore Citizens/OR
  2. Satisfy the minimum legal age for working in Singapore governed by the Employment Act and the Employment Regulations enforced by MOM;
  3. Be nominated by the Community and Social Services (CSS) Organisation he/she volunteers at
  4. Have been volunteering with an eligible CSS organisation for at least 3 months on a regular* basis or
  5. Have been accepted as a board member of a CSS organisation with commitment to serve at least one full term.
Community and Social Service Organisations Organisations must:
  1. Be National Council of Social Service member organisations; Registered Charities or IPCs; or MSF-funded agencies providing any of the following services:
    • Children, Youth and Family Services
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • Senior Services
    • Disability Services
    • Community Mental Health Services
  2. Participate in SSG's tracking and outcomes surveys; and
  3. Attain at least one CSS WSQ SOA.
* The definition of “regular” is subjective and differs accordingly to the organisation, depending on type of service and set-up. Volunteering commitment would be considered as regular if the volunteer serves for at least 4 hours a month for a minimum 3-month period.

Absentee Payroll

Employers sponsoring employees who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents can apply for Absentee Payroll Funding.

For more information on Absentee Payroll, please click here.


Workfare Training Support (WTS)

For more information on Workfare Training Support (WTS) for Individuals, please click here.

For more information on Workfare Training Support (WTS) for Employer-sponsored trainees, please click here.


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETS)

For more information on Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETS), please click here.


SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy

For more information on SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy, please click here.