Cultural Economy Catalytic Grants

Individuals, collectives and organisations nationwide who have an interest or are actively involved in contributing to the development of Malaysian cultural sites are welcome to apply.

The immense natural resources in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia have attracted settlers from afar for nearly 2 million years and continue to sustain the regional economy. A story of human evolution, migration, civilisation and environmental interaction, the historical region's hidden gems and cultural assets include pre-historic burial sites, and ancient cave paintings to name a few. Many more lay waiting to be discovered.

Recognising the potential of economic development in the region, Think City in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance has launched the Cultural Economy Catalytic Grants with an early focus on projects in Lenggong, Taiping and Kuala Kangsar.

Grant Focus

CONTENT CREATION

Curating, collating, compiling, publishing and interpreting information that can enhance the visitor experience and amplify the visibility of these culturally significant sites via technological integrations, publications, cultural mapping and more.

CAPACITY BUILDING & ADVOCACY

Empowering local communities via capacity building programmes in upskilling and entrepreneurship, and community programmes to contribute to social and economic activities of a culturally significant site.

DEMONSTRATION

Showcasing innovative solutions and best practices to restore, conserve and preserve publically accessible assets by activating spaces, reimagining unutilised spaces or curating programmes within a culturally significant site.

When Can You Apply

How To Apply

DOWNLOAD METHOD


  1. Download the application form below.
  2. Send your completed application form to budaya@thinkcity.com.my.
  3. Sit back and relax while you wait for the outcome of your application.
  4. We will contact you via email/phone to update you on the success of your application.

General Application Form

Demonstration Application Form

ONLINE METHOD


  1. Select your grant theme below.
  2. Create an account so that your progress will be saved automatically.
  3. Fill in the details accordingly and submit it when it is completed.
  4. Sit back and relax while you wait for the outcome of your application.
  5. We will contact you via email/phone to update you on the success of your application.

General Application Online Form

Demonstration Application Online Form

FAQs

All project funding will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be assessed based on project output and project outcome.

This grant is open to individuals, community-based organisations and non-governmental organisations who have an interest or are actively involved in contributing to the development of Malaysian cultural sites.

As long as your proposal targets the community within the focus sites and is aligned with the themes mentioned above, you are welcome to submit an application.

Yes! Please state the secured funding from other sources in the budget template of the application form and provide a letter of interest as evidence.

We encourage one application per applicant. All application approvals are based on project merit and relevance.

Yes! you are eligible to apply for the grant.

All projects must be completed by 30 November 2022.

The grant is designed to help supplement your project funding and does not support operational costs such as administrative or overhead costs. However, we highly suggest our applicants to source for co-funding partners for their proposed projects.

No. This grant programme aims to fund seed projects that will aid in the long-term growth and resilience of the focus sites. It is to empower individuals or organisations to play an active role in building better and more sustainably.

You can apply for this through a soft copy application form (Download Method) or through an e-form (Online Method). Should you have any difficulties in the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Think City at budaya@thinkcity.com.my or call/WhatsApp at +6 0174598829

All decisions made by the grants management team is final.

We would love to hear from you! Please contact Think City at budaya@thinkcity.com.my or call/WhatsApp at +6 0174598829

Contact Form

General Application Form
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Demonstration Application Form
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