The fund was developed to encourage more people to play and enjoy competitive sport, especially for promising athletes who are not supported by the High Performance Sports system.

"Athletes who represent Singapore at international competitions will get a leg up with the new Temasek Foundation Inspire Fund for Athletes. The fund sets no age limit or restriction on types of sport, so this will benefit a wider base of aspiring athletes. I would like to encourage all eligible athletes to apply and make Singapore proud!”
Mr Edwin Tong
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth 
"The Temasek Foundation Inspire Fund extends support to athletes who require financial backing and we would like to encourage youth athletes to apply for this fund. With NYSI’s focus on the development of youth athletes in high performance sports, we look forward to supporting more youth athletes in their sporting aspirations to further build the Singapore youth sports ecosystem."

Dr Su Chun Wei
National Youth Sports Institute
“Success is paved by passion and resources. Some of our promising athletes aspire to fly the Singapore flag in the highest arenas of their sport. They will need all the support they can get. The Temasek Foundation Inspire Fund supports these athletes, regardless of age and type of sports, including emerging ones. This is a step forward to enable them to pursue their sporting aspirations, maximise their potential, and do Singapore proud.”
Mr Lim Hock Chuan 
Head of Programmes, Temasek Foundation 

How Do Athletes Qualify For The Fund?

19th Asia Masters Athletics

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 
  • Track record in the sport
  • Sport must not be supported by the High-Performance Sports system
  • Performance potential
  • Selection by the sport's National Sports Association to represent Singapore (if one exists)

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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