About Campaign

ends 30 Apr 2023, 11:59 PM
In celebration of the 17th anniversary of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF), HATTENX, a new business venture of property and community developer Hatten Group, has donated two hectares of virtual real estate in the metaverse, dedicated to fundraising.

Help us transform this bare land into a luxuriant forest through "planting" virtual trees, each tree symbolic of your support and the abundance of opportunities it will bring for our beneficiaries.

For every $100 donated towards BT BAF in this fundraising initiative, Taking Root, donors will get to 'plant' a virtual tree

BT BAF was initiated in 2004 from a conviction that no child with a strong interest and potential in the arts should be denied the opportunity to develop his or her talents due to a lack of financial resources. Over the past 17 years, through the provision of free arts education, BT BAF has impacted the lives of over 20,000 underserved children and youths.

This year, BT BAF seeks to provide our beneficiaries with more opportunities to fulfil their potential in the arts in both the physical and digital realms.

Your donation will contribute towards training costs and provision of art materials for beneficiaries. The total cost of supporting a beneficiary (inclusive of training costs, the provision of art materials, use of facilities, and all necessary technical and production costs for exhibitions and productions) is SGD $2,000 per annum. Your donation qualifies for 2.5 times tax deduction.

About the Charity

TRCL (The RICE Company Ltd) is a not-for-profit arts and culture charity with Institute of Public Character (IPC) status.

The organisation is committed to addressing the social divide through creative and artistic intervention for the underserved with the aim of building a more resilient Singapore community.

In this, TRCL manages three funds: The Business Times Budding Artist Fund, which provides arts education to financially disadvantaged children and youth; The #Engage Initiative, which seeks to bridge the digital divide; and the Fund for Fun, which seeks to provide arts and wellness programmes and public artworks in spaces that invite interaction, provide positive distraction and uplift the spirit of the community.

For more information, visit www.trcl.sg


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Phan Ming Yen, Contact Person