Youth Empowerment & Aspiration Programme (YEAP)

The Youth Empowerment and Aspiration Programme (YEAP) supports less privileged full-time post-secondary students, not only in their educational expenses through the YEAP Grant but also encourages them to pursue their passion, provides them with exposure to real work environment, and develops their life skills through YEAP Inspire.

YEAP Grant

YEAP Grant offers financial support to defray educational expenses of needy and eligible students nominated by post-secondary education institutions.

CDAC will work with the following institutions to invite needy students to receive the CDAC YEAP Grant:

  • Junior Colleges
  • Centralised Institute
  • Integrated Programme (IP) Schools (Year 5 and 6)
  • Polytechnics
  • Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
  • Singapore Sports School (Year 5 and 6)
  • School of the Arts (Year 5 and 6)
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • LASALLE College of the Arts


Each nominated student will receive $720 of YEAP Grant per academic year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Student or one of the parents must be a Chinese Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Gross monthly household income not exceeding $1,900 or gross mper capita income not exceeding $650

YEAP Inspire

YEAP Inspire offers programmes and activities to encourage full-time post-secondary students to pursue their dreams and support them in life skills development.

Programmes include work experience programmes, company visits and life skills workshops to prepare youths for work.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Student or one of the parents must be a Chinese Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Aged between 17 to 25 years old
  • Gross monthly household income not exceeding $3,300 or gross per capita income not exceeding $900

Programmes in 2018

Date Programme Programme Type Event Flyer
17 Jan The Dream Composition Social  View
3 Mar “Empowering Youth to Create Change” by Eurasian Association Dialogue Session  View
31 Mar YEAP Inspire Workshop – Effective Project Management (Facebook post) Workshop  View
28 Apr YEAP Inspire Workshop – Personal Protection Programme by Kapap Academy Workshop  View
5 Jun YEAP Grant Briefing @ ITE College Central (Facebook post) Talk
11-21 Jun YEAP Inspire @ Barclays (Facebook post) Work Experience Programme  ">View
16 Jun “Framed, by Adolf” Play by The Finger Players Social
30 Jun YEAP Inspire Workshop – Effective Resume Writing Workshop  View
20 Jul YEAP Grant Briefing @ ITE College East Talk
21 Jul Be A SingaKorean – Teach Yourself Korean Workshop  View
27 Jul YEAP Grant Briefing @ ITE College West Talk
14 Aug “A sharing session on Race and Religion” by OnePeople.SG Dialogue Session  View
25 Aug “Building Resilience to Climate Change” by Eurasion Association Dialogue Session  View
3-4 Sep YEAP Inspire @Bank of China (Facebook post) Work Experience Programme  ">View
11 & 18 Sep YEAP Inspire Small Group Workshop – Resume Writing and Interview Skills Workshop  View
27 Oct YEAP Inspire Workshop – DIY Leather Pouch Making and String Art Workshop  View
8 Dec YEAP Inspire Workshop – Coffee Appreciation and Latte Art Workshop  View