Support Us

Support us through a donation or volunteer work – Every little bit counts towards the support of the local literary arts scene.

The National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) is a registered charity and non-profit organisation.

We are heavily dependent on continued funding, sponsorships and monetary donations received from the government, foundations, companies and members of the public. Your funds keep our festivals and programmes alive, and go a long way in supporting the growth and development of the literary arts scene in Singapore.

We also actively seek volunteers for our various activities. 

If you are interested in making a donation, or becoming a volunteer, please contact Kenneth Quek ([email protected]) or Mabel Lee ([email protected]). You can also donate via credit cards/NETS via the website below:


NBDCS Champion of Books

The NBDCS Champion of Books is the highest class of donor level acknowledged by the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS). This distinctive title is awarded to an esteemed individual or organisation who has made a generous monetary donation or sponsorship to NBDCS, in strong support for the council’s programmes.

For almost 50 years, NBDCS, a non-profit organisation and registered charity founded in 1968, has been continually organising festivals, awards, programmes, book projects and literary collaborations, amongst others, to nurture Singapore’s literary scene, and to foster new creative and career opportunities for writers. These efforts are only sustainable with the ongoing aid from philanthropists, corporate sponsors, foundations and governmental bodies.

The NBDCS Champion of Books is awarded in gratitude and honour of the benevolent donor who has come forward with their invaluable contribution to support NBDCS’ enduring vision in developing Singapore’s books and literary arts sector. We thank you, wholeheartedly.

NBDCS Champion of Books: Dr Stephen Riady