1. NICA Hardship Grant

NICA Hardship Grant provides a one-time $100 to members to help defray their financial burden under hardship circumstances. The Executive Committee may grant a higher amount depending on the hardship in which the member is in. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of his/her application through email in about 3-4 weeks upon submission of all required supporting documents. The decision made by NICA on the outcome of the application shall be final. 


Eligibility Criteria

As NICA members, you can apply for the assistance if you fulfill the following criteria:-

  • You must be Ordinary Branch members of NICA
  • Have at least 3 months of continuous union membership
  • Must be an active coach and/or instructor
  • An orange or blue CHAS holder or a successful Covid-19 Recovery Grant (CRG) applicant
You must also satisfy the conditions (listed below) to which you apply for the grant.

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Documents Required
All completed forms are to be returned to NICA together with the following applicable documents:-Hardship Grant Documents.PNG

Application Process

​Download the application form NICA Hardship Grant Form.pdf, and submit to nica@ntuc.org.sg. 

​​If you are unable to download the pdf, you may email NICA for assistance.


2. CapitaLand - U Care Resilience & Enablement Fund (CAP+Ure Fund)

CAP+Ure Fund targets to provide interim financial support for low-to-medium income union members* who are impacted by sudden loss of income. The funds would be disbursed to help an estimated 2,500 children over 2 years or when the funds are fully drawn down, whichever is earlier.

To ensure that the needs of the children are not compromised, each child will receive a one-time disbursement of S$250 worth of FairPrice vouchers to provide for their daily necessities and schooling needs. 

Eligibility Criteria

Member must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the funding:

  • Monthly Gross Household Income (GHI) of $5,800 and below or Per Capita Income (PCI) of $1,450 and below if exceeds GHI
  • Children aged 21 years old and below studying at eligible educational institutions:
    • Government / Government-aided / Independent schools (primary and secondary) under the Ministry of Education;
    • Junior colleges; Institute of Technical Education; Millennia Institute;
    • Special education schools
  • 6 months of continuous paid-up union membership

Application Process

​Download the application form here​, and submit to nica@ntuc.org.sg

3. NTUC TRAINING FUND (SEPs) - application closes on 31 March 2021

Leveraging the Government's Self-Employed Person (SEP) Support Scheme and co-funded by the Government and NTUC, the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) allows SEPs to earn as they train.  It also aims to support SEPs in deepening and/or acquiring new competencies during this lull period, in preparation for when the economy picks up and new opportunities arise.

The NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) is applicable for courses under the SkillsFuture Series and selected sector-specific training courses.

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Find out more at: NTUC Freelancer and Self-Employed Unit​

To sign up as a NTUC Union member to enjoy the benefits: www.ntuc.co/SEP2020​

4. Privileges exclusive to NICA members



Prolonged Medical Leave insurance NTUC Income Prolonged Medical Leave Insurance for Self-employed Person covers self-employed persons who are hospitalised or on hospitalisation or medical leave for a prolonged period due to illness or injury.
Find out more: HERE
NICA members enjoy: 6 months waiver on first year’s premium for every new and approved Prolonged Medical Leave Insurance application.
Gigacover Gigacover Freelancer Income Protection (FLIP) insurance pays freelancers when they are unable to work due to an illness or injury, replicating the paid medical leave that employees enjoy for freelancers.
Find out more: HERE
NICA members enjoy: $90+ off 1st year FLIP premium. This is a discount of up to 85%.
General Practitioner WhiteCoat WhiteCoat is a digital healthcare provider offering on-demand integrated primary care (GP) services using real time video communication Find out more: HERE NICA members enjoy: 40% discount on the consultation fee

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Standard First Aid + AED refresher course NTUC LearningHub (Course available in Mandarin) Standard First Aid Refresher Course ‘For NROC Coaches Only’

The Standard First Aid with AED (SFA+AED) course is a pre-requisite for all sports coaches in Singapore to attain or renew their coaching license under the Singapore Sports. The aim of the course is to provide relevant knowledge and skills in rendering first aid treatment during an emergency. Read more HERE
NICA members who are Singaporeans & PR, and NROC registered: $0 - $9

To register, email: nica@ntuc.org.sg