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Education Trust Fund (ETF)


The ETF is used to provide financial assistance for educational purposes to Malay/ Muslims in cases where existing financial assistance schemes are unable to provide. It will also be used to provide additional funding to augment the amount provided by existing schemes which may not be sufficient.  It is a scheme for students from pre-school to secondary school (i.e. ETF Pre-school subsidy, ETF School Assistance Scheme, ETF Bursary - Vocational/Niche).

ETF has two main schemes which are as follows:

  1. Pre-school subsidies assistance to encourage parents to send their children to childcare centres and kindergartens.
  2. School Assistance Scheme in the form of book vouchers to assist in the purchase of school textbooks, assessment books, and stationeries.

Collaboration with External Agencies

This scheme was introduced in 2009 to ensure Muslim students from needy families can have access to tuition/enrichment programmes.  Subsidies in the form of cash vouchers are made available for these students.  Agencies such community centres or resident committees are some of the partners that support this initiative.

Target Participants

-    Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident
-    Family with net household income of $1,800 or PCI $450  

 Pre-school Subsidies – Nursery to Kindergarten 2  
 School Assistance Scheme – Primary 1 to Secondary 5     

Application Timeline

Pre-school Subsidies - January 2019 to August 2019
School Assistance Scheme - November 2018 to January 2019

To download childcare subsidy form, click here.
To download kindergarten subsidy form, click here.

Please contact 6245 5743 / 6245 5772 or email for further enquiries.

How to Donate

Cheques are to be made payable to "EDUCATION TRUST FUND". Please complete the attached form and fill in your particulars. Click here to download form.

Please send the cheque to:
51 Kee Sun Avenue
Singapore 457056 

Click here to download Giro Form. 

Donate online here

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All donations (except via NETS static QR Code) are tax-exempt. By providing your IC number to us, we will provide the details to Inland Revenue of Singapore.