Singapore allocates $15M for restoration of national monuments

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Source: Yahoo News 20191015

via Yahoo News, 15 October 2019: Singapore announces funding grant for the restoration of national monuments, eligible for 31 monuments in Singapore.

An additional $15 million will be set aside for eligible monument owners to support restoration projects over the next five years, said Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu on Tuesday (15 October).

The monies, which will go into the National Heritage Board (NHB)’s National Monuments Fund, is the third and largest tranche by the government since the grant’s introduction in 2008. The first round of funding in the same year amounted to $5 million, followed by $11.7 million in 2015.

Eligible owners of 31 non-profit or religious national monuments – including St Andrew’s Cathedral, Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, and Sri Mariamman Temple – have till the end of the month to apply for the co-funding scheme.

28 organisations, including “many repeat recipients”, have previously benefited from the grant, said Fu.

The announcement was made at the collective gazetting of the trio of Singapore River Bridges – Cavenagh, Anderson and Elgin bridges – as Singapore’s 73rd national monument.

Source: Additional $15M set aside for restoration of national monuments: Grace Fu