Since 15 April 2019, NAC has revised the grant cycles for the Capability Development (CD) Grant, to three cycles per year. 


CD Grants

Apply by

Notified by:

For projects taking place on or after

15 Apr 2020

30 Jun 2020

15 Aug 2020

14 Aug 2020

30 Oct 2020

15 Dec 2020

15 Dec 2020

26 Feb 2021

15 Apr 2021


Please submit your grant applications via email to Application and budget templates, as well as self-evaluation templates for completed projects can be downloaded from this page.


All applications must reach us by 23:59 (SGT) on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted. In the event that you are awaiting confirmation from partners/collaborators or acceptance/invitation to a programme, do still submit your application within the window and state what is pending. You will need to update the relevant NAC officers upon receiving confirmation. Applicants are encouraged to submit your grant applications early, in advance of the application windows.


In line with efforts to encourage greater governance over grant monies, the following will apply to all CD Grants awarded from 1 April 2020:

  • Grants $10,000 and above will require their Statement of Accounts to be certified by an accountant registered with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) or equivalent international body. 
  • As part of the submission during grant closure, the proof of the accountant's registration with ISCA or any equivalent international body (e.g. ISCA Membership ID) should be provided as well. 


Should you have any queries or need clarifications, please email us at and we will respond via email or assign an NAC officer to speak with you.