Formerly the Temasek Foundation Inspire Fund, the renamed Athletes' Inspire Fund (AIF) is for athletes who represent Singapore in competitive sport and are not carded athletes, and not receiving support from an NSA funded directly by SportSG. Temasek Foundation remains a supporter of the AIF. 

"Athletes who represent Singapore at international competitions will get a boost with the Athletes' Inspire Fund. The fund sets no age limit or restriction on types of sport, so this will benefit a much wider base of aspiring athletes. I would like to encourage all eligible athletes to apply, and do your best on the international stage and make Singapore proud!”
Mr Edwin Tong
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth 

How do athletes qualify for the fund?


What are the application periods?

The application periods are listed in  the table below. Each application period corresponds to a specific competition period and applications will only be evaluated during the evaluation period. Applicants are advised to plan for their application according to the dates in the table below.

S/n Application opens Application closes Competition period
1 1 July 2023 31 July 2023 1 September 2023 to 31 December 2024
2 1 November 2023 30 November 2023 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024
3 1 March 2024 31 March 2024 1 May 2024 to 31 December 2024
4 1 July 2024 31 July 2024 1 September 2024 to 30 June 2025
5 1 November 2024 30 November 2024 1 January 2025 to 30 June 2025
6 1 February 2025 28 February 2025 1 April 2025 to 30 June 2025

    *SportSG/NYSI reserves the right to amend the timelines should there be further changes.


What are the qualifying costs?

  1. Airfare
  2. Accommodations 
  3. Travel Visa
  4. Travel Insurance
  5. Competition Registration Fees
  6. Equipment Fees
    -  The usage of the equipment is directly linked to the sport
    - Only allowed to claim once per year
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An assessment panel (comprising of SportSG and NYSI staff) will review applications based on the following considerations:

1) Applicant

  • For individual applicants, you must be a Singapore Citizen
  • For team applicants, a mixed team consisting of Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents can be considered
  • Not currently a carded athlete, and not receiving support from a National Sports Association funded directly by SportSG
  • Track record in the sport
  • Selection by the sport's National Sports Association to represent Singapore (if applicable)
  • Performance potential - The selection panel will take into consideration the performance potential of the applicant(s), their performance track record in the sport and commitment to prepare for competition. 

2) Competition

  • Sanctioned by the sport's International Federation or National Sports Association
  • Regional or international level
  • Quality or strength of the competitor field
  • Significance and prestige of the competition
  • To provide a confirmed competition date at the date of the application 


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Applications for 1 to 31 March window have closed. No late applications will be entertained.

The next application window will open from 1  to 31 July 2024.

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