Launch of new YEP Goes Online (as of 20 July 2020)
NYC recognises the value of YEP and the impact it has created in the youth and the communities.
Learning from the experiences and impact of our local online programmes, NYC also pivoted to form YEP online to provide an alternative means, for youth to continue volunteering with the overseas communities. The new YEP Goes Online (YEP-GO), will provide a platform for youths to connect with overseas partner organisations, to develop programmes such as online classes, or trainings through virtual means.
YEP-GO will provide youth with opportunities to:
- Do Good for Overseas Communities. (Positive Impact)
- Forge Bonds with Youths from Overseas Host Countries. (Lasting Friendship)
- Join Online Dialogues with NGOs, Social Enterprises, Singaporeans Working & Living Overseas. (Continual Learning)
NYC will be funding 80% of total qualifying expenses*, capped at SGD$3,000 per team for YEP-GO.
Youth who join YEP-GO will still be eligible for funding to go on YEP trips when travel resumes. YEP-GO will continue as an alternative form of overseas volunteering after the pandemic. Teams can also adopt a blended approach for YEP when travel resume. The key criteria will be a minimum of 10 service-learning (SL) days with at least 7 SL days overseas.
For more information head over to the YCS website
With effect from 1st April 2020, NUS will no longer be a Programme Funding (PF) Partner.
All groups who are planning for YEP trips (i.e recce or actual) from May 2020 onwards will need to write in with their submission to National Youth Council (NYC) directly at GrantMgmt_Enquiries@nyc.gov.sg
For teams that have previously submitted to NUS, your team is required to send in the proposal and other required documents again to the email address stated above.
Please take note that for your project to be considered for funding, all applications should be submitted no later than 2 months before the start date of your YEP Overseas Project.
More information regarding the YEP funding can be found HERE.