YMCA Youth For Causes 2021 Proposal Submission

YFC 2021 Team Proposal Submission Form

YMCA Youth For Causes 2021 Programme: Rise Above!


The YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) 2021 programme is back! Up to 100 teams will be provided seeding funding of $1,600, mentorship and training so that the teams can effectively raise awareness and funds for the social cause of their choice.

YMCA of Singapore is the sole organiser and sponsor of the YFC 2021 programme. Tapping on the YMCA-Lim Kim San Fund, a fund that promotes volunteerism and volunteer capabilities, we aim to empower youth and help charities in their awareness and fundraising efforts during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Seed Funding Mechanism

  • $1,600 Seed Funding: The $1,600 seed funding will be issued to the social service agencies (SSAs), for teams to utilise as capital for their projects. Following previous YFC years, this seed funding is a donation to the SSAs, which will NOT need to be returned.

Project Scope: Online

  • Advocacy and Fundraising: To be conducted online, until further notice by government guidelines
  • Engagement of SSAs, mentors and volunteers: To take place online as much as possible
  • Scoring Guidelines: To factor in team’s creativity in fundraising during this COVID-19 pandemic, their contributions and impact on their respective SSA. The SSA will provide an evaluation of their teams’ projects and conduct.

YFC 2021 Timeline

  • Registration for SSAs & Teams: 26 April to 23 May
  • Selection Interview: Sat, 29 May
  • Official Launch: Fri, 4 Jun
  • Implementation Period: 4 Jun to 10 Oct
  • Training: TBC
  • Project Showcase (1st round of judging): Sat, 23 Oct
  • Awards Showcase (Final round of judging): Sat, 30 Oct
  • Awards Celebration: Fri, 19 Nov

Project Mechanics

  • Teams to switch to strictly online advocacy & fundraising: work with SSAs on approved online payment modes (e.g. Giving.sg, GIVE.asia, eNETS, PayLah/PayNow) and social media (e.g. Facebook, Instagram) platforms
  • Physical advocacy & fundraising to be resumed only if the situation allows
  • All initiatives must to be approved by SSAs before its implemented
  • SSAs to facilitate disbursement of seed funding in a prompt, timely manner
  • Uphold credibility and legitimacy by providing links to the YFC Programme & SSA, while practicing good online etiquette
  • Engage local courier companies (eg. Ninja Van, Lalamove, Singpost) to facilitate the delivery of merchandise

Online Project Ideas

  • Social media engagement (e.g. Facebook, Instagram)
  • Virtual events (e.g. Live auction, concerts, online pledging of volunteer hours/donations)
  • Engaging beneficiaries (e.g. homework support, teaching art, words of encouragement)
  • Creating publicity materials (e.g. videos, artwork, publications)
  • Building SSA’s organisation capabilities (e.g. online e-shop, applications)

Proposal Submissions

Deadline for team proposal submissions: Sunday, 23 May

Deadline for SSA approvals of proposals: Wednesday, 26 May

Here are the steps on how to do so:

Step 1: Form your team of four & Create your account!

  • Form your team of four, and create your team’s account!
  • Only youths between the ages of 15 to 25 years old are eligible to apply.

Step 2: Submit your Team’s Proposal to your SSA

  • Once you’ve logged in to your account, submit your proposal to your chosen SSA. Plan ahead and start early!
  • Select a cause you are passionate about by doing your research, visiting the organization or participating in their activities.

Scenario 1

 

APPROVED [√]

 

Your team is eligible to pitch your proposal at the Selection Interview

Scenario 2

 

AMENDMENTS REQUIRED

 

Submit the necessary amendments to your proposal based on your SSA’s feedback, before your proposal can be approved

Scenario 3

 

REJECTED [X]

 

Submit your proposal to another organization, under the approved list of SSAs

Step 3: Prepare for the YFC 2021 Selection Interview

YFC 2021 Selection Interview (Conducted online)

Through this Selection Interview, teams will be selected and empowered with S$1,600 seed funding, mentorship and training. Give your best shot as you pitch to the judges!

You are encouraged to continue your project with your school or SSA even if you are not selected.

Presentation format (10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A): As we are not able to meet physically, please first record and send your 10 minute presentation as part of your proposal. The 5 minute Q&A with the judges will take place live online on Saturday, 29 May.

Date
Saturday, 29 May
Time
9:00am to 1:00pm
Venue

Conducted Online

YFC 2021 Selection Interview: Presentation Format

  • Conduct and record your presentation via Zoom (https://zoom.us/), Microsoft Teams, etc.
  • Encouraged for 4 team members to be present in the video
  • Any supporting materials such as Powerpoint slides, should be included in the video
  • Time limit: Strictly within 10 minutes
  • Upload the video into your Google Drive account and make the video as a Shareable link (We will need to download your video). Attach the video link as part of your proposal
    • Video Setting: [On - Anyone with the link] Anyone who has the link can use your file, without signing in to their Google Account.
  • Ensure proper quality for audio and visuals
  • Start your presentation with this introduction: team name, names of team members, schools represented and chosen SSA
  • Label the video as: YFC 2021 Proposal_[Insert Team Name]

What to share

  • Scoring Guidelines: Under [Resources] tab via your online account
  • To factor in Covid-19 contingency restrictions, along with meaningful impact to SSAs

 


Step 1: Create your account

Team Details

YFC 2021 Team Name

Team Member 1 (Team Leader)

Full Name
Gender
School
Current Education Level
Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
Contact No (Mobile)
E-mail
Mailing Address
Mailing Address Postal Code
Name of Next-of-Kin
Relationship with Next-of-Kin
Contact Number of Next-of-Kin
Have you participated in YFC before?
State the Year(s) you have participated in

Team Member 2

Full Name
Gender
School
Current Education Level
Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
Contact No (Mobile)
E-mail
Mailing Address
Mailing Address Postal Code
Name of Next-of-Kin
Relationship with Next-of-Kin
Contact Number of Next-of-Kin
Have you participated in YFC before?
State the Year(s) you have participated in

Team Member 3

Full Name
Gender
School
Current Education Level
Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
Contact No (Mobile)
E-mail
Mailing Address
Mailing Address Postal Code
Name of Next-of-Kin
Relationship with Next-of-Kin
Contact Number of Next-of-Kin
Have you participated in YFC before?
State the Year(s) you have participated in

Team Member 4

Full Name
Gender
School
Current Education Level
Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
Contact No (Mobile)
E-mail
Mailing Address
Mailing Address Postal Code
Name of Next-of-Kin
Relationship with Next-of-Kin
Contact Number of Next-of-Kin
Have you participated in YFC before?
State the Year(s) you have participated in

Teacher Representative (Optional)

Name
School
E-mail
Contact No

Declarations

Our team hereby declares that:

  • Should we be selected for the YFC programme, our team will commit fully to champion our social cause to the best of our ability, attend the relevant YFC events, wisely steward the $1,600 seed funding and other resources, display positive behaviour in your engagement with the public and stakeholders, complete the necessary requirements and abide by the rules & regulations.
  • The information that we have given through this online submission is true and accurate.
  • We understand that the social service agency (SSA) that we select MUST AGREE to the YFC 2021 seed funding mechanics and the team’s proposal, for our team to be eligible to participate in the YFC Selection Interview.
  • We have read, understood and agree to abide by the terms and conditions, guidelines and criteria of the YMCA Youth For Causes 2021 programme as stipulated by the organisers on www.youthforcauses.com.

Personal Data Protection Act

We understand that the team is providing our personal information to the YMCA of Singapore for the YMCA Youth For Causes programme. We grant consent to the use of our personal data and information, solely for the purposes of the YMCA Youth For Causes programme. We understand and give consent to the organisers of the YMCA Youth For Causes programme to release our personal data only to the relevant third parties, such as participating SSAs and schools.

All information will be kept strictly confidential.

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NOTE: Once the team clicks <Submit>, your team account will be created. Please check your email for your username and password.
You can then log-in to submit your proposal to your chosen SSA.