The Malay/Muslim Community Development Fund (MMCDF) was set up in 1991 to provide funding for programmes, which supports the mission objectives of MENDAKI in making a difference to the Malay/Muslim community.
In August 2013, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Chairman of Yayasan MENDAKI, announced that the MMCDF would be expanded beyond social projects to also help Malay Muslim Organisations (MMOs) build capabilities and improve organisational development. As part of the commitment to support MMOs, the government will increase its matching grant to the MMCDF by $1 million annually. Additionally, 20% of the matching grant for MENDAKI and AMP will also be re-allocated to the MMCDF, in recognition that the organisations are better established and that there are others who need the assistance more . Hence, the total MMCDF funding available for all MMOs, including MENDAKI and AMP, stands at $2.6 million annually starting from FY 2014.
The opening up of MMCDF to non-institutional member will enable more Malay/Muslim Organisations to benefit from this fund and to develop as well as enhance the sectoral knowledge, capabilities and expertise within the Malay/Muslim Voluntary Sector (MMVS).
The criteria is based on programmes or initiatives that are in line with MENDAKI’s mission objectives and work towards the community’s goals.
In administering the funds, the CLF Secretariat follows a set of basic criteria, which are prioritised as follows:
a) Projects that promote educational achievements or help alleviate social problems especially among those, which empower the socially disadvantaged
b) Projects, which benefit the larger community rather than a focused target group
c) Projects, which are in line with national needs, however are catered to meet a particular need or gap within the community
d) Projects with a focused target group and accompanied with a proven track record of success indicators
e) Projects must be aligned to sectoral networks' objectives
Principles of Funding
As of 2014, all funding will be disbursed according to a new
Donations (to be remitted by fund recipient): 40% of approved
Funds provided by MMCDF: 60% of approved funds (inclusive of matching
Approval may be given to full or partial funding, subject to the
assessment of the MMCDF Committee and CLF Secretariat. In principle, the funding should not include
manpower and capital expenditure
involved in the projects.
Programmes are generally funded by per capita
funding, based on per capita costs multiplied by number of clients served (used
for programmes for which demand can be
readily defined and tracked).
Each award requires
recipients to submit a Mid-Term and/or Final Report along with receipts and
documents related to the programme(s), event(s) and/or services acquired
through the use of these funds. Each submission will
be reviewed to ensure that funds used meet the original Funding Application
For programmes on per
capita funding, MMCDF will adjust the disbursements basedon the final term
report on the actual muster served by the programme, capped at the approved
capacity. Fund recipients are
required to return the overdisbursed or underutilized funds to MMCDF.
Funded programmes are
required to acknowledge the CLF support and include CLF logo in publicity and
Please send all new applications, together with supporting documents and attachment to the CLF Secretariat via the application form.
The CLF Secretariat highly encourages IMs and MMOs to leverage on available national funding schemes before submission of MMCDF application. MMCDF will supplement the remaining funds in support of the proposal.
Application is open and evaluated within three grant approval cycles.
The final proposal must be submitted within 2 weeks after the presentation.
Successful applicants will be notified within 12 weeks of application.
Grant Cycle I:
Closing date for applications: end Jan 2017
MMCDF Committee Meeting: Mar 2017
Grant Cycle II:
Closing date for applications: end May 2017
MMCDF Committee Meeting: Jul 2017
Grant Cycle III:
Closing date for applications: end Sep 2017
MMCDF Committee Meeting: Nov 2017
Click here to download the project funding application form.