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To be eligible for TBCHF, you must be one of the below organisations and institutions:

  • Co-operatives
  • Non-Profit Organisations (Companies Limited by Guarantee, Charity Trusts and Societies) / Social Service Agencies
  • Social Enterprises which are members of the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE)
  • Regional Healthcare Systems
  • Government Agencies
  • Public Healthcare Institutions
  • Grassroots Organisations
  • Private service providers that serve subsidised clients (e.g. private nursing homes on portable subsidy)

Three Key Priorities:

Care and Support
  • New care models to allow the senior to be better cared for within the community, and to focus on more client-centric care that is customised to the client’s needs
  • Support for niche groups of caregivers (e.g. senior caregivers to spouse/children with disabilities)
  • Community networks to support individual family units in their caregiving responsibilities
  • Secondary prevention (e.g. preventing/ delaying frailty)
Care Integration
  • Capability building for community providers to expand scope to provide social and health services
  • Setting up linkages and protocols between different community providers to manage clients across multiple services
Emerging Areas
  • Identify new priorities as sector evolves
To find out more about the TBCHF, please download the following documents:

Applications are accepted throughout the year and project can only commence two (2) months after approval from Evaluation Panel (EP) has been obtained.

The application closing and project commencement dates are as follows:  
​Application Closing Evaluation Panel (EP) meeting conducted in
​31 March​July
​31 July​November
​30 November​March of following year


Please email tbchf@aic.sg with the programme synopsis (below) and the TBCHF Secretariat will assess if the proposal is suitable for TBCHF funding.

 

  • What are the needs and gaps that the programme is trying to meet?
  • What is the desired value of the programme
  • Who are the targeted beneficiaries?
  • What is the funding request and duration?
  • What are the deliverables, outcome and KPIs?
  • Is the programme seeking other funding or currently funded by others?


Applications from Public Healthcare Institutions that relate to community interventions should receive support and endorsement from their Regional Health System-HQ.


Submit an electronic copy of the fully completed signed Application Form (MS Word format and PDF format), Proposed Budget Spreadsheet (MS Excel format and PDF format) and 3 years financial statements to tbchf@aic.sg before application closing date.


Any incomplete applications by the closing date will be considered for the subsequent grant call, unless otherwise stated.


Scanned copies of signed submissions shall be in high resolution, in color and not exceeding 3MB for each file.

​Please refer to the FAQs here for more information. If you have any queries, you may contact the TBCHF Secretariat at tbchf@aic.sg​.

Applicant: ​Bright Vision Hospital (implementation site at Sengkang Community Hospital)
Programme Name:BVH Integrated Primary Care for At Risk Elderly (iPCARE 2.0)
Programme Background: ​


In Singapore’s current healthcare system, General Practitioners (GPs) usually encounter multiple challenges caring for patients with complex needs and inevitably lands up referring them to public or tertiary institutions (e.g. polyclinics, specialist outpatient clinics) where there are abundant resources. Moreover, these patients or their caregivers find it difficult to navigate and coordinate their care services across different healthcare settings.

From 2017 to 2020, iPCARE has been established as a proof-of-concept, supporting an alternative model of integrating primary and community care services. It showed that:


  • Patients with complex needs were willing to be seen by their GP for medical care, with other care needs1 coordinated by the iPCARE team and supported by resources from the nearby community hospital;
  • GPs were willing to accept such patients, and were receptive towards the iPCARE team providing support to both GPs and patients outside of the GPs’ scope of work or working hours.

iPCARE 2.0 aims to further explore how to improve the integration between primary and community care; and evaluate the costs and barriers of anchoring such patients with the GPs (instead of acute hospitals and specialist outpatient clinics) and in the community by answering the following questions:


  • What are the patient archetypes that GPs are reluctant to manage today?
  • What are the services and resources that the GPs would require to better manage these patient archetypes?
  • What is the overall cost of such a service bundle?

The lessons learned from iPCARE 2.0 could also potentially help to develop the next phase of Primary Care Networks (PCN) so more GPs and patients could benefit from it.

Clinic-based and home-based care e.g. nursing, allied health and social care services provided by a community hospital’s outpatient clinic, major home and social providers.