To promote an accessible built environment, BCA has launched Accessibility Fund that provides grants to building owners for upgrading their existing buildings with essential accessibility and Universal Design features. Building owners, lessors who have the ownership right to upgrade the building and lessees who can carry out the upgrading works with the endorsement of the building owners/lessors are eligible to apply for this fund.
Private buildings built before the implementation of Code on Barrier-free Accessibility in Buildings 1990 that do not have Basic Accessibility features
The fund would co-pay up to 80% of the construction cost of the Basic Accessibility Features cited below:
Accessible approach to building;
Ramps/lifts for improving accessibility in building’s first storey;
Accessible toilet in building’s first storey or entrance level; and
Signage for finding way to building’s accessibility features.
The fund could provide grant up to 80% of the construction cost of a passenger lift (constructed in accordance with the SS 550) for buildings which provide accessibility between floors. The grant amount per lift is capped at S$200,000.
Private buildings built before the implementation of Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment 2013 that have Basic Accessibility features
The fund would co-pay up to 60% of the construction cost of Universal Design Features cited below:
Urinal/Water closet compartment for ambulant disabled and elderly;
Child friendly water closets, urinals and wash basins;
Diaper changing stations;
Hearing enhancement systems; and
Braille and tactile features.