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Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE)



Applications for YSE 2018 are now CLOSED. Thank you for your interest. For applicants who have sent in your applications, we will be in touch with you by Mid-Feb 2018 regarding the admittance results.

YSE 2019 applications will open in the last quarter of 2018. If you are interested in joining the programme, please indicate your interest in the form here and we will contact you once applications are open. For enquiries, please contact us at

The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen!

Through the YSE programme, participants will learn from and interact with leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their networks for potential collaborations for good. 

Admitted YSEs will attend a 4-day YSE Workshop held in Singapore, and pitch for a chance to be shortlisted into the YSE programme which includes a mentorship scheme; overseas study visit and an opportunity to pitch for funding. All admitted YSEs will be able to join our network, and engage in alumni activities throughout the year.

What we offer
• Ecosystem – Join an international ecosystem of changemakers including like-minded individuals, corporates, practitioners and successful entrepreneurs
• Mentorship – Gain access to industry experts and professionals for mentorship
• Overseas study visits – Embark on overseas study visit to gain insights
• Grants – Develop your social enterprise with up to SGD$ 20,000 in grants!

YSE 2018 Eligibility Criteria
We welcome passionate young changemakers and entrepreneurs of any nationality who have innovative business ideas that address a social need. Join now if you:

• Have a viable business proposition that addresses a social issue
• Are a committed individual or have a team (with up to 3 members who can join the programme)
• Are between 18 to 30 years old (open to all nationalities)

Please take some time to read through our FAQ page and the application requirements below before submitting your application. For further assistance, please contact us at

Application Details and Timeline


1. Online application

You and your team will need to submit your details through the online application form. Applicants would need to attach the following documents in the form:

  1. Business plan overview – click here to download the template
    1. Business Summary Guidelines
    2. Business Model Canvas Template
  2. Group/Individual photo
  3. SE logo (if available)
  4. Any supporting documents (optional)

Please note that SIF may contact you to conduct phone interviews for clarifications and/or updates where needed. We therefore strongly advise that you to submit your application as early as possible so that we have ample time to assist you where necessary.

Key Notes:
- Before filling up the online application form, do look through the requirements and read our FAQs. Submission is only completed if you have provided all required information.
- If you are applying as a team, please fill up the information for all team members before submission. You can only submit the application form once.
- Supporting documents should not exceed a total of 50MB in file size each.  
- In your correspondence with us, please appoint one main contact person while copying the rest of your members so that we can keep communication clear and timely.


8 August 2018
President’s Inaugural Visit to the Singapore International Foundation

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) warmly welcomed Madam Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, during her inaugural visit as Patron at the SIF’s premises on 18 July. More than 80 Citizen Ambassadors, SIF programme...

17 September 2018

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