The Coach Development Grant (CDG) provides financial assistance to individual sports coaches who wish to upgrade their coaching knowledge and skills via attending coaching attachments, conferences, short-term courses, workshops and seminars as well as obtaining a Degree or Diploma, both locally and overseas.
All learning activities covered by this grant will be known as ‘CDG Activity’ in subsequent sections.
SportSG will review the application and deliberate on the actual grant amount for each application. Please note that SportSG reserves the final right on the funding decision.
Through CDG, SportSG aims to build ongoing partnerships with individual CDG recipients. Through this partnership, CDG recipients will have the opportunity to:
a. Help develop other sports coaches professionally
b. Be invited to share their sports coaching stories, knowledge, experience, and insights at CoachSG’s selected platforms (e.g., CoachSG Conference)
CoachSG aims to support as many coaches as possible in their professional development journey through CDG. Hence, we encourage each applicant to submit a maximum of 2 applications per Financial Year (FY). If an applicant submits a 3rd application within the same FY, CoachSG will prioritize funding allocation for applicants with 2 or less applications within the same FY.
Co-Payment by SportSG
Singaporeans and PRs – Up to 75%
Foreigners – Up to 25%
Actively coaching athletes at community or school level(s) for at least 2 years (Singaporeans and PRs) or 4 years (foreigners)
NROC Coach Developers
Actively developing coaches for at least 2 years (Singaporeans and PRs) or 4 years (foreigners)
Funding Amount (Up to)
Provisional Coach – S$500
Coach – S$1,000
Senior Coach – S$3,000
Master Coach – S$5,000
NROC Coach Developers
Coach Developer – S$1,000
Senior Coach Developer – S$3,000
Master Coach Developer – S$5,000
Actively coaching athletes for national, regional, continental and / or international competitions for at least 2 years (Singaporeans and PRs) or 4 years (foreigners)
NROC Coach Developers
Actively developing coaches at national, regional, continental and / or international level(s) for at least 2 years (Singaporeans and PRs) or 4 years (foreigners)
Funding Amount (Up to)
Provisional Coach – S$1,500
Coach – S$3,000
Senior Coach – S$20,000
Master Coach – S$30,000
NROC Coach Developers
Coach Developer – S$3,000
Senior Coach Developer – S$20,000
Master Coach Developer – S$30,000
Additional Assessment Criteria for Large CDG Investments (Original Calculated CDG Approval Amount ≥ S$5,000)
This section only applies to applications with original calculated CDG approval amount equal or greater than (≥) S$5,000.
An original calculated CDG approval amount ≥ S$5,000 represents a significant investment from CoachSG. Hence, the applicant has to demonstrate, with appropriate supporting evidence (e.g. e-mails, letters, Certificates of Appreciation, photos, press articles), that he / she has been regularly contributing to all of the following categories within the past 3 years, in order to justify why he / she should receive the full amount entitled for his / her NROC Coach / Coach Developer level:
Weightage for each category is shown below. Applicants who do not meet a particular criterion will be awarded 0% for that criterion.
|Coaching||Regularly conducts coaching-related courses to develop coaches / athletes in the past 3 years
(Minimum 1 course per year)
|Coach Development||Regularly mentor coaches and / or coach athletes in the past 3 years (minimum once a week)||25%|
|Regularly conducts CCE workshops for other coaches in the past 3 years (minimum 1 workshop per year)||25%|
|General Contribution||General contribution to sports in past 3 years (e.g., competition management, technical officiating, volunteering) (minimum 1 role per year)||25%|
Hypothetical examples are given below to illustrate how final CDG approved amount is derived based on above assessment criteria:
|Applicant #1: NROC Master Coach, Singaporean||Applicant #2: NROC Senior Coach, PR|
|* Applied CDG for local coaching seminar
estimated cost = S$8,000
* Based on existing guidelines (up to 75% for Singaporeans), award amount = S$5,000 (maximum cap for NROC Master Coach)
* As award amount = S$5,000, After applying above criteria, applicant meets 3 out of 4 criteria (75%)
* Hence, final approved amount = S$5,000 x 75% = S$3,750
|* Applied CDG for overseas coaching course with coaching attachment
* Total estimated cost = S$50,000
* Based on existing guidelines (up to 75% for PRs), award amount = S$20,000 (maximum cap for NROC Senior Coach)
* As award amount = S$20,000 > S$5,000, After applying above criteria, and applicant meets 2 out of 4 criteria (50%)
* Hence, final approved amount = S$20,000 x 50% = S$10,000
CDG Post-Activity Deliverables
After the CDG Activity, the CDG recipient is required to complete all of the following:
Within 1 month post-activity:
Within 6 months post-activity:
The introduction of points system is to:
a. Motivate CDG recipients to give back to local coaching community through activities of their choice
b. Educate CDG recipients that the amount of responsibility to give back and the post-CDG learning activities scale with the amount of financial support provided
CDG recipients who fail to complete all their post-CDG Activity deliverables will have all their subsequent applications automatically rejected until they have cleared all outstanding deliverables.
CDG recipients can choose which coach development activities they want to fulfil from the following list (subjected to CoachSG’s approval), as long as the total points of selected activities meet the minimum requirement. In general, points are classified as follow:
When more than 1 CDG recipient collaborate on the same deliverable, each CDG recipient will have to produce part of the deliverable (i.e., if 2 coaches attended the same funded activity and delivers a workshop together, each coach should preferably lead 1 part of the workshop).
|Approval Amount, X||Mandatory||Points to fulfil within 6 months post-activity|
|X ≤ S$1k||Report||10|
|S$1k < X ≤ S$3k||Report||30|
|S$3k < X ≤ S$5k||Report + interview by CoachSG for CDG publicity||45|
|X > S$5k||Report + interview by CoachSG for CDG publicity||60|
Scope of Coverage and Exclusions
Only the following items may be covered by the CDG. SportSG will review the application and deliberate on the actual grant amount:
For local conference, Degree / Diploma or short-term courses / seminars / workshops, only the course or registration fees may be subsidised.
For overseas conference, Degree / Diploma or short-term courses / seminars / workshops, only the following expenses may be subsidised:
a. Conference, Degree / Diploma or short-term course / seminar / workshop registration or course fees
b. Return Economy Class airfare
c. Airport taxes
d. Land transport
f. Travel Insurance
CDG does not cover:
a. Standard First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) courses as they are deemed to be fundamental skills requirement for coaches;
b. Singapore Coach Excellence (SG-Coach) Programme or equivalent courses organised by SportSG and NSAs (e.g., SG-Coach Theory, Technical and Integrated courses); and
c. Continuing Coach Education (CCE) courses / workshops / seminars conducted by NSAs as these activities are subsidised by SportSG.
Please note that all disbursements will be made in Singapore Dollars (SGD). If any of the invoices / quotations / receipts of the cost items are purely in foreign currency (i.e., with no transaction record reflecting the corresponding amount in SGD), the corresponding amount of local currency (in SGD) disbursed will be calculated based on the date on which all Post-Activity Deliverables are officially approved by SportSG.
All CDG disbursements will be given to the applicant only. NSAs will not receive any disbursement.
For all CDG Activities, 100% of the approved funds will be disbursed to the applicant upon approval of the application.
The applicant shall refund SportSG the full disbursed grant amount should the applicant, without valid reasons and where applicable, fails to fulfil all the necessary procedures, requirement and Post-CDG Activity Deliverables.
False declaration in any form may effect immediate disqualification from the grant.
The CDG Terms and Conditions is subjected to periodic review.
With effect from 1 September 2020, individual sport coaches may apply for the Coach Development Grant (CDG) via OurSG Grant portal – a one-stop portal to apply for government grants that support arts, community, heritage, social good, sports and youth. If you have any further queries about CDG, you may contact us at Sport_Coaching@sport.gov.sg.