SG-Coach Development Grant


The SG-Coach Development Grant provides financial support to National Sports Associations (NSAs) for the development/review of Singapore Coach Excellence (SG-Coach) Programme expertise and resources in the following areas:

  1. Development of coaching expertise (train-the-trainer)
  2. Development of coaching resources (SG-Coach technical material resources)

Each area is further elaborated in the next section.

What can be covered?

Type of SG-Coach Development Activity

Development of Coaching Expertise (Train-the-Trainer)

Development of Coaching Resources (SG-Coach Technical Material Resources)


To enable the NSA to better meet the needs of the coaching fraternity by providing a ready pool of coach development experts who are:

  • Equipped with the latest sports knowledge and technology; and
  • Abreast of international sports developments


To enable the NSA to provide the coaching fraternity with the latest resources by:

  • Publishing up-to-date curriculum for SG-Coach Technical courses
  • Setting up a library of coaching educational and training resources

Mode of Development

  • Attending training and development
  • Engaging an expert to conduct training and development for potential SG-Coach Technical Course Conductor(s)
  • Developing the SG-Coach Technical course curriculum and first set of manual
  • Setting up a library of coaching-related educational and training resources



  • NSA must have written agreement with the Course Conductor(s) to conduct SG-Coach Technical courses/modules
  • The expert engaged to conduct the course should possess credible qualification and experience
  • The proposed programme must be able to assist in the SG-Coach development and/or the delivery of capabilities and expertise


  • The NSA must have developed the SG-Coach Technical syllabus and accreditation policy. NSA is encouraged to refer to their International Federations or Regional Sports Federations for their coaching course manuals and materials
  • The NSA must have a publicity plan to outreach its availability and establish a library of coaching-related educational and training resources subsequently

Only the following items will be covered by the SG-Coach Development Grant:

  • Course conductor(s) fee and attendance fee
  • Return Economy class airfare (for course conductor(s))
  • Land transfer (airport-accommodation-airport and/or Hotel-Course Venue-Hotel only)
  • Maximum of 4-star hotel accommodation (for course conductor(s)) for the duration of the programme, additional nights will have to be paid for by the NSA; and
  • Course materials

Who can apply?

All NSAs

What needs to be submitted?

For application:

  • SG-Coach Development Grant application form
  • Course conductor(s), potential course conductor(s) and / or content developer(s) Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and professional certificates (e.g. sports coaching certificate(s));
  • Copy of official course brochure, Train-the-Trainer course write-up, or other relevant documents
  • Post-programme plans (sustainability and schedule)

For Post-Programme Report:

  • Post-programme summary report
  • Copy of Written Agreement with Course Conductor (where applicable)
  • Copy of SG-Coach Technical Manual (where applicable)
  • Statement of Accounts (SOA) (certified correct by the NSA’s authorised personnel)
  • Copies of receipts supporting the claims (certified correct by the NSA’s authorised personnel)
  • Summary of feedback from participants
  • A set of programme materials
  • Photographs from the event

When to apply?

1. For NSAs with allocated grant

  • Funds will be disbursed quarterly based on reimbursement. NSAs will need to submit the documents stated for the Post-Programme Report.

2. For NSAs without allocated grant:

  • NSAs which are not allocated with the grant are still eligible to apply, subject to availability of funds.
  • A complete application should be submitted to SportSG at least 1 month before the start of the programme. This is to allow time for processing for approval on the application. NSAs needing funds earlier should plan to submit their application earlier.
  • SportSG will not accept any application once the programme has started. NSAs will be notified either verbally or in writing on the outcome of their application.

How much?

NSAs are eligible to obtain 75% of the cost of approved items or a maximum cap of $5,000 whichever is lower (subject to adjustment based on net revenue received).


1. For NSAs with allocated grant:

The approval grant will be disbursed on a quarterly basis. NSAs need to submit the Post-Programme Report, Statement of Accounts, feedback from participants, copies of receipts and programme materials within 2 weeks upon conclusion of the programme. Failure to abide by the submission deadline would result in the return of the disbursed grant to SportSG.

2. For NSAs without allocated grant:

The approval grant will be disbursed on a quarterly basis upon submission of the Post-Programme Report, Statement of Accounts; feedback from participants, copies of receipts and programme materials within 2 weeks upon conclusion of the programme. Late submission could result in the forfeiture of the approval grant.

Terms and Conditions

The applicant shall refund SportSG the full disbursed grant amount should the applicant, without valid reasons and where applicable:

  1. Failure to fulfil all the necessary procedures and requirements;
  2. Failure to complete the development of the SG-Coach resource project;
  3. Failure to ensure that the eventual recipients of the training and development, serve the agreement by conducting SG-Coach modules/courses; or
  4. Failure to ensure that the foreign expert engaged holds the relevant approval from the authorities (e.g. professional visit pass) to conduct courses in Singapore

False declaration in any form may effect immediate disqualification from the grant.

The applicant can only apply for reimbursements (claims) on expenditure items approved in the initial SG-Coach Development Grant application.

All copyrights to the SG-Coach Technical Manuals developed by the NSA under this grant will be the property of both NSA and SportSG.

Developers/trainers engaged by the NSA should possess the necessary recognised qualifications and experience, and fulfil other selection criteria as identified by the NSA.

The above terms and conditions of the SG-Coach Development Grant is subject to periodical review and SportSG reserves the right to make amendments without prior notification. NSAs may contact SportSG for any latest updates.

Please download application form here. The Post-Programme Report template can be found here.

For more information, please contact:

Coach Development

Singapore Sports Institute

Sport Singapore

3 Stadium Drive

Singapore 397630


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