Kidney We Care Movement
Be Part of The Kidney We Care Movement
Want to do something fulfilling by helping raise awareness about kidney failure or make life more manageable and hopeful for those who live with the condition? We have a seed funding programme that seeks to support meaningful ground up initiatives and raise awareness about kidney failure.
Together, we can catalyse positive change and meet the gaps in our community.
You can consider any of these three initiatives:
|Project 5.5||Project Hope||Project Impact|
When Kidney We Care movement was launched, there were 5.5 new kidney failure cases every day. Currently, about 6 people are diagnosed with kidney failure in Singapore every day*.
More than 300,000 people in Singapore suffer from chronic kidney disease, while many remain undiagnosed. This number continues to rise with no signs of slowing, given our ageing population and rising prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, the two leading causes of kidney failure.
How can you play your part to curtail this troubling trend?
*based on Singapore Renal Registry Annual Report 2020
Upon diagnosis, kidney failure patients and caregivers tend to feel a sense of hopelessness as it marks the beginning of a long journey of battling with a chronic illness.
Due to the stress of dealing with the illness and the need to undergo dialysis thrice weekly, many patients face emotional, economic, and psychosocial challenges.
Do you have an idea to help them improve their quality of life and integrate them back into society?
There are many in society who are under-resourced or often neglected, how can you fill that need?
We encourage you to seek ways to do good for the community by bringing people together and addressing a social need.
Also, weave in kidney health awareness into your project to encourage the community to care for their health.
We cannot change it all, but we can change some things.
Before you begin, here are 5 tips to get you started:
How Much Funding Can I Get?
This funding is open to Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) of all ages.
If an application is approved, successful applicants will receive an in-principle amount of up to $5,500 or up to 80% of the total allowable project cost.
Projects that demonstrate exceeding merits in terms of project scale and impact may be awarded more.
How Will Funding Be Disbursed?
Successful applicants will receive an email notification, and will be required to attend a briefing and sign the Form of Agreement to commence the project.
Funding will be disbursed in two tranches, 40% upon acceptance of the Form of Agreement and remaining 60% upon verification of project closure documents.
Teams are required to submit the Project Closure Report, Statement of Account, photos and videos within 2 months after the end of the project.