Looking for a little extra dose of credibility to approach that next partnership opportunity with confidence? Join us as a member and take your groundup to the next level!
Greater credibility when forming partnerships
Unlock resources available only to members
Access our network of partners
Groundups that have already started executing their initiative in the community
Not involved in any litigation or regulatory infraction at the point of application
Based in Singapore and benefitting local causes
Invitations to limited-capacity programmes and events
First dibs on the many opportunities that come our way
Access to resources available only to members
Access to our network of partners
One year, renewable annually
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Indicate your interest by hitting the 'Apply now' button and filling in a short form
We'll schedule a chat to find out more about what you do
Take us to your next activity, because nothing says it better than experiencing it ourselves
Check out the FAQs below or get in touch with us!
Why is Groundup Central (and by extension, NVPC) running a membership for groundups?
In the years we've spent working with groundups and understanding their needs, one common problem was their perceived lack of credibility when approaching more established organisations to collaborate and partner. We want to bridge that gap, so that those who are passionate and capable of helping build a city of good together with us are empowered to live their mission to the fullest potential. And no, we're not here to police or dictate how groundups should be run, nor are we here to audit or govern them.
I'm still not sure whether my initiative is considered a groundup. How do I tell?
A groundup is a self-organised group that voluntarily carries out a non-profit initiative to positively impact society. If this sounds like you, then apply now to have a chat with us so that we can find out more!
What are my chances of success if I apply for my groundup to be a member?
Why is the validity period only one year?
We recognise that groundups are nimble and fluid, and directions can change very quickly. The one year timeframe ensures the information that we based our verification on remains relevant, as our network of partners rely on this assessment to determine access to their resources.
I run multiple groundups. Can my membership for one groundup be applied to another?
Firstly, thank you for being so active and amazing! Membership is specific to the context of the groundup and not the individual. Any successful applications are non-transferrable and you'll have to apply for each groundup to be verified separately.
What happens after the validity period expires?
One month before the validity expires, we'll be in touch to understand the changes that have occured within your groundup over the past year. That will kickstart the renewal process if your initiative has remained ground-up in nature. If it has moved on to other forms we will allow the validity to run its course and expire at the end of the one-year period.
Access to all these resources and it's free to join. What's the catch?
There isn't one! We're paid to support your journey of doing good, and that's all there is to it, really. Sounds like a dream job? Check out our career opportunities here.
I understand that it's free to be a member of Groundup Central. Are there any hidden fees involved?
Rest assured, there are no hidden fees involved! We're blessed to be largely funded by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), and we just want to do our best to assimilate a culture of giving and other-centeredness in Singapore. While it's completely free to join, do note though that some of our partners listed on the platform do levy nominal fees for their resource offerings.
I have a question that I can't find the answer to. Help!
Fret not! Get in touch with us and let's chat :)
The application process sounds really simple. What do I have to prepare?
We're committed to not bogging groundups down with paperwork and endless administrative tasks in order to get verified. After all, the essence and beauty of being a groundup is the informal, organic nature of it - and we accept that messiness is part of that package. So we've chosen to operate on a basis of trust, and all we ask is that you be transparent with us. And don't be too worried over the questions that we'll be asking - there shouldn't be anything that you don't already know like the back of your hand.