ACI Live Aid
Financial Markets Give Back 2020

Keep Doing Good in Unprecedented Times

We are living in unprecedented times. It started with a coronavirus and it has led to widespread economic and social suffering. Indeed, the COVID-19 outbreak has changed the way we go about our daily lives and how we work.

 

For the past 26 years, ACI Singapore has hosted the annual ACI Singapore Charity Golf and Gala Dinner and raised a total of $12million from the financial markets community. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily lives and brought about economic and social ramifications. Be part of history by participating in ACIS’ first ever online/offline fundraiser: ACI Live Aid — Financial Markets Give Back.

About The Fund

ACI Trampoline Fund

All funds raised in the ACI Live Aid event will go to the ACI Trampoline Fund which supports programmes and initiatives that are addressing the longer-term needs of vulnerable people in Singapore, beyond the current COVID-19 crisis.

 

The name of this fund was inspired by Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and we want to provide a trampoline for people to bounce back.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on lives and livelihoods.
  • It is imperative that we look ahead to support vulnerable and the disadvantaged in society beyond the crisis.
  • The ACI Trampoline Fund is structured to support initiatives that creates sustainable and lasting change in society to allow the disadvantaged *bounce back and emerge stronger* out of this crisis.

Post Event Video Highlights from Main Event on 29 May 2020

Message from Mr Andrew Ng, President of ACI Singapore

Message from Mr Leng Hoe Lon, Chairman of ACI Live Aid

Message from Women in ACI Singapore Executive Committee

Financial Markets Sings "Together"

ACI Singapore is proud to present its rendiWon of Ken Lim’s “Together” during its inaugural online/offline virtual fundraising event held on 29 May 2020 : ACI Live Aid – Financial Markets Give Back 2020.

Credits Source: ACI Live Aid “Together” Virtual Music Video © Government of the Republic of Singapore.

Permission required for reproduction

 

Music & Lyrics: Ken Lim

Special thanks to MCCY & Hype Records for the permission to use this song.

Music Produced, Arranged and Mixed by

George Leong at Pink Noise Studios

 

Guitars: Daniel Chai

Bass & Flute: Colin Yong

Strings: Han Oh & Boutique Chamber Strings

Backing Vocals: Aaron Maehew Lim

Additional Vocals: Boo Hui Shan & Stephanie Zeng

Video Production & Coordination by

William Loh, Hosni Altway & Wee Yi Ling

at Createurs Productions Pte Ltd

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belief that someone else will save it”

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This is a famous quote by Robert Swan regarding the environment. The imminent situation is the same for those who have been hit by COVID-19 directly, and indirectly. Started with a coronavirus, it has led to economic, financial and social suffering.

 

We take no chances in assuming that there is enough help. We are all out to galvanise the financial markets community and help the needy to the creation of the ACI Trampoline Fund.

Fireside Chat with Mr Ravi Menon

We are honoured to have Mr Ravi Menon, the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS),
join us for a live fireside chat with Haslinda Amin, airing live at night.

"The ACI Live Aid-Financial Markets Give Back campaign is an innovative and meaningful virtual fundraising charity effort by the financial sector to help vulnerable groups in Singapore. It is especially in challenging times like now that the financial sector should continue to champion fundraising effort to give back to society, and your contributions will go a long way for fellow Singaporeans who have difficulties with their livelihood.”

Who are we raising funds for

In partnership with The Majurity Trust

The ACI Trampoline Fund complements and strengthens existing funding support to non-profits who are stepping up to address longer-term needs in Singapore that will emerge post-COVID.

 

We have partnered The Majurity Trust (TMT), an IPC philanthropic organisation to assist ACI Singapore in administering the ACI Trampoline Fund.

 

In the past few months, TMT’s Singapore Strong Fund (SG Strong Fund) has supported more than 100 charities amid the COVID-19 crisis.

 

About The Majurity Trust >

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ACI LIVE AID

Financial Markets Give Back

Unlike GFC 2008 that was hitting mostly on the financial markets, this pandemic is hitting the world across. Each and every one of us has a unique situation and we are doing what we can to navigate our families through. The financial markets community should stand up and act as a stronghold to help the less fortunate amid the upcoming uncertainties.

Corporate Sponsors

Team Sponsors

Ms Chan Shin Lie

Mr Christian Dery

Mr Daniel Koh

Ms Eileen Chia

Mr Eric Cheong

Mr Gavin Powell

Mr Gerard Lee

Mr Goh Meng Kiat

Mr Jacky Tai

Mr Kenneth Kan

Mr Lee Yu Feng

Mr Lian Whye Meng

Mr Lye Shiang Hue

Mr Marc Bonnici

Mr Mark Wong

Mr Peter Soh

Mr Samuel Koh

Mr Saurabh Tandon

Mr Scott Luedeke

Mr Sumit Grover

Ms Wee Wei Min

Cash Donors

Mr Andrew Ng

Mr David Lau

Mr Kenneth Lai

Mr Lam Kun Kin

Mr Mervyn Fong

Nittan Capital Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Singapore Exchange Limited

And other cash donors who have requested to remain anonymous

GOODIE BAG SPONSOR

SPARK SYSTEMS PTE LTD

GALA DINNER PLANT SPONSOR

PLAUTS

Design

Mr Edwin Lau

Website

LEAP DS&C

EVENT ORGANISER

DIRECTIONS GROUP INC

With your support

Donating to
ACI Trampoline Fund

We hope that you will help us in this novel initiative by donating to the ACI Trampoline Fund and/or donating to the charity of your choice. Your action will engender a positive impact to the various beneficiaries, as well as raising the spirits of the financial markets community.

 

In terms of fundraising, we are hoping to reach out to the wider group of financial markets community. Last year we had 32 financial institutions and hundreds of individuals. Given the virtual event, we hope to scale to new heights in participation.

The campaign will be running from 15th May to 30th June 2020, with the main event on the 29th May 2020. We are not ruling out any additional events and initiatives to garner more donations.

 

We are reaching out to the previous individual significant cash donors and corporates that will have the budget to support. About half of last year’s net funds raised of S$700,000 was from a small number of donors. Besides that, we are also going to be reaching out to banks and other financial markets organisations, practitioners that may support a team of 10 and also those that want to join the event with their spouse.

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Or choose one of the following donation methods below:

Step 1

Donate via PayLah/PayNow

  • Launch your bank’s app and scan the QR Code above.
  • Please indicate in the Reference ID/Description 'ACI Trampoline Fund'.

 

OR

Cheque Donation

  • Please make your cheque payable to:"The Majurity Trust Limited - Grant"
  • At the back of your cheque, please indicate: "ACI Trampoline Fund" and your full name
  • Fill in the form below and our team will collect the cheque from you directly.

 

 

Step 2

For ALL donations, please fill in this form for tax deduction.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement after your donation within 2 days, please contact us directly at enquiry@acisin.com


IPC Status
The Majurity Trust (UEN: 201734370C) is a philanthropic organisation, recognised as an Institution of a Public Character (IPC). All donations will be eligible for a 2.5 times tax deduction.

ACI Trampoline Fund FAQ

  1. Who is eligible for the ACI Trampoline Fund?
    A Not-for-Profit entity registered as:

    1. A Society under the Registry of Societies (ROS); or
    2. A Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) under the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA); or
    3. A Charitable Trust; or
    4. Co-Operative registered with the Registry of Co-operative Societies
  2. How will the ACI Trampoline Funds be administered?
    1. Applicants are required to submit a brief proposal outlining their project objectives, milestones and implementation plan.
    2. The ACI Trampoline Fund panel consisting of representatives from ACI Singapore and The Majurity Trust will evaluate the proposals taking into consideration the alignment to the Fund’s objectives, clarity of the programme objectives and its implementation feasibility.
    3. If the application is approved, applicants may receive grant funding up to a cap of $20,000.
  3. What is the role of The Majurity Trust?
    TMT is the fund administrator for the ACI Trampoline Fund. They will assist ACI Singapore to set up and manage the grant disbursement process. To be clear, TMT will not be receiving any of the funds raised in the ACI Trampoline Fund.
  4. Will my donations to the ACI Trampoline Fund qualify for Tax Deduction?
    Yes. As TMT is an IPC organisation, your donations will qualify for 2.5 times tax deduction.
  5. When is the fund application period?
    The application period is from 15 June – 15 July 2020.
  6. What is the processing time for the applications?
    The outcome will be shared in early August.
  7. What are the types of projects that will be supported?
    The Fund supports projects and initiative that address longer-term needs of vulnerable groups beyond the current crisis.
  8. What are the conditions of the grant?
    1. The programme should commence within 3 months and be completed within 12 months from the date of approval.
    2. Charities are required to submit an impact report with proof of expenditure (i.e. receipts and invoices) within 2 weeks after the project has been completed.
  9. What expenses can be supported under the Fund?
    1. The grant can be used for programme related costs such as internal manpower, venue, transport, material and logistics costs.
    2. The grant should not be given out as cash or vouchers to beneficiaries.
  10. How much funding is provided?
    If approved, organisations may receive up to a cap of $20,000 in grant funding.
  11. How will the funding be disbursed?
    Disbursement will be made via bank transfer 5-10 working days after the Grant Agreement Form has been signed. 50% will be given upfront and the remainder will be disbursed after TMT has validated the Project Completion Report.
  12. What happens to funds that are not disbursed?
    Unutilised funds will be donated to a non-profit organisation decided by the grant panel at the end of the fund cycle.