ChildAid raises S$2.12m for low-income kids


ChildAid 2019 raised S$2.12 million for its two charities, including The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, which provides arts training for financially disadvantaged children. The latest edition of this fund-raising concert by children for children brings the collective amount raised for both funds to more than S$22.71 million, since the annual charity concert series started in 2005.

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ChariTrees 2019

A HOST of Christmas trees on the Marina Bay waterfront promenade were lit up on Friday in a ceremony graced by President Halimah Yacob.

From 15 Nov till 26 Dec 2019, Marina Bay will glow with 200 specially-designed trees – both physical and digital – along the waterfront and four other nearby locations. Among those at the opening ceremony were corporate donors and beneficiaries of charitable organisations, including The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF), the main beneficiary of ChariTrees.

A total of S$306,000 has been raised to date through this fund-raising initiative, which is into its ninth year this year.

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Special Christmas trees set aglow at Marina Bay to raise funds

Citi Partners Young Budding Artists to Create Calendar with Moving Visuals, Dance and Music Performances

Animated visuals, music and dance performances will feature in Citi Commercial Bank (CCB)’s 2020 calendar.

Created in partnership with The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and &Larry, a branding consultancy and design studio, CCB’s calendar is digitally enhanced to showcase the works of more than 40 young budding artists.

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Citi’s 2020 calendar showcases youthful creativity

The Blue Charity Gala 2019– Stand by Me

Themed Stand by Me, The Blue Charity Gala held at Resorts World Sentosa on 30 August saw more than 600 individuals and corporates coming together in support of SPD and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF).

Local disability charity SPD and not-for-profit arts organisation The RICE Company Limited (TRCL), which manages BT BAF, joined hands for the first time to raise more than $500,000 for persons with disabilities and young persons with aspirations in the arts.

Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance graced the event as the Guest-of-Honour.

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Blue Charity Gala dinner raises S$500K for BT BAF, SPD

Gala event to raise S$600,000 for persons with disabilities and the arts

Children for Children 2019

This October, close to 900 children in Singapore will get to enjoy Children’s Day at Resorts World Sentosa and also learn about the milestones of Singapore’s accomplishments in commemoration of 200 years of nation building.

Children for Children (CFC) will see children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds across 36 primary schools celebrate “Our Home, Our Singapore” …

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A day of celebrations for children by children

Sheraton Towers x The Business Times Budding Artists Fund

A special collaboration between Sheraton Towers Singapore and young artists will unravel an augmented reality journey of “Coming Together” within an exquisite box for every purchase of mooncake this Mid-Autumn. 

Against a backdrop of gentle falling petals, children play and families meet under a brightly lit moon in this Tech + Art mini artscape. Illustrated and animated by young talents from The Little Arts Academy – an arts training centre supported by BT BAF-  see their works come alive in this delightful celebration of Mid-Autumn.

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Certis Community Give-Back Programme

Leading advanced integrated security services provider Certis is partnering with The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) to launch a series of activities to empower the children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds through the arts. Called Community Give-Back, the programme will enable the children and youth who have received from the BT BAF to use their talents to give back to the community.

To kick-off the launch at The Little Arts Academy North Campus I, more than 20 staff and management volunteers from presenting donor Certis and children and youth from BT BAF engaged with 20 children from Club Rainbow in a workshop to create an augmented reality artwork using clay models and stop-motion videography.

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Certis partners BT Budding Artists Fund

Light Up of ChariTrees 2018

In celebration of Singapore’s Community Heroes, President Halimah Yacob and some 11 community groups and individuals turned up for the light-up ceremony of ChariTrees 2018, along with seven corporate donors, and more than 130 children and youth as well as their families were invited to the event. These children and youths are beneficiaries of the Business Times Budding Artists’ Fund (BT BAF), the recipients of the year-end annual charity fundraiser.

“ChariTrees’ 20 traditional Christmas trees and 10 “Art” trees are dedicated to the many individuals, groups and organisations which have made a positive impact towards our community”, said Mr Tan Puay Kern, chairman of the ChariTrees 2018 Organising Committee.

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ChariTrees 2018 – In Celebration of Community Heroes Video

Children for Children 2018

This October, 1,000 children can look forward to a day of fun hosted by pupils from CHIJ Kellock (Primary), who will also put up an original musical performance.

Children for Children (CFC), jointly organised by CHIJ Kellock, not-for-profit arts organisation and charity The RICE Company Limited, The Business Times and Resorts World Sentosa since 2008, brings children from across more than 50 schools in Singapore to celebrate Children’s Day each year with a special outing to iconic attractions in Singapore.

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British Theatre Playhouse – The Definitive Rat Pack “Art for Charity” Gala Reception, Dinner & Performance

Wednesday 27th June 2018, 7.30pm onwards
Guest of Honour: H.E. President Halimah Yacob
Under the Patronage of the British High Commissioner
H.E. Scott Wightman


About “The Definitive Rat Pack”

Direct from London’s West End, “The Definitive Rat Pack” has undoubtedly some of the world’s finest interpreters of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.

Having premiered in London’s West End where it earned an Olivier Award nomination, we now look forward to welcoming the original cast, Stephen Triffittt, Mark Adams and George Daniel Long to Singapore. The production has subsequently toured Europe and the USA – driven by UK performers and musicians – it has been seen by more than 10 million worldwide for more than 10 years!

The Business Times Budding Artists Fund will receive 30% of the gross proceeds from all the table and ticket sales. For more information, please contact us.

Click here the the appeal letter.

Click here for the booking form.