Peter Lim Philanthropy

“No one should be denied from pursuing their dreams”


Mr Peter Lim is a businessman and a philanthropist. Since 2009, Mr Lim has committed more than S$60 million to a wide range of meaningful causes, with a focus on education and sports. 

Mr Lim’s passion for education stems from his belief that education must be accessible for everyone. In this regard, he has funded numerous scholarships, including the Singapore Olympic Foundation – Peter Lim Scholarship and the NParks – Peter Lim Scholarship.

Contributions at a Glance
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Scholarships & Contributions

Singapore Olympic Foundation

In 2010, Peter Lim donated $10 million to the Singapore Olympic Foundation to start the SOF – Peter Lim Scholarship.

National Parks

In 2030, Peter Lim pledged S$10 million to Nparks to start the NParks – Peter Lim Scholarship.

Therapeutic Gardens

In 2018, Peter Lim donated S$900,000 over three years to build Therapeutic Gardens in Telok Blangah, Punggol and Bedok Reservoir.

The Peter Lim Professorship in Peace Studies

In 2014, Peter Lim donated S$3 million to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to endow a new professorship in peace studies.

The Peter Lim Sports Ignite Grant

The Peter Lim Sports Ignite Grant represents Mr Lim’s desire to help children and youth from less privileged backgrounds in the community as well as his continued commitment to the development of Singapore sport.

HCIS-Peter Lim Scholarship

In 2011, Mr Lim donated S$2 million to institute the HCIS-Peter Lim Scholarship Fund to provide funding for students who demonstrate exceptional academic merit and a passion for learning.

Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association

In 2023, Peter Lim committed S$600,000 to SANA’s Helping Hands Fundraising Campaign.

The Iconic NParks Peter Lim Tree

The honour of dedicating this iconic tree to Peter Lim was conferred by NParks for his outstanding contribution to advancing Singapore’s sustainability and environmental agenda.

News & Media

Boxer Keana Ng and ice skater Ryo Ong among recipients of SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship

Straits Times, 14 July 2023

On Monday, the Eunoia Junior College student was named as one of 99 student-athletes who received the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship under the high performance Under-18 category.
Keana is the first boxer to receive the scholarship, worth $5,000 under this category, which she called a surprise.
Another recipient in the high performance U-18 category is short-track speed skater Ryo Ong, who picked up the sport when he was gifted a pair of rollerblades at the age of five.

Cristiano Ronaldo lets his hands do the talking in game of padel at VJC

Straits Times, 4 June 2023

A whirlwind tour of Singapore ended on Saturday for Cristiano Ronaldo with the Portugal football star entertaining fans not with his feet, but his hands instead.
Over 1,000 youth and adult volunteers at Victoria Junior College (VJC) caught a glimpse of his prowess with a racket and ball as he took part in a game of padel.
Saturday’s visit to VJC was in support of the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship.

Cristiano Ronaldo takes centre stage at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Straits Times, 2 June 2023

On Friday, there was an unfamiliar cry of “Siu” that reverberated around the area as more than 50 fans and about 200 beneficiaries of the NParks-Peter Lim Scholarship welcomed football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at Singapore’s first Unesco World Heritage Site.

Cristiano Ronaldo visits Singapore, surrounded by fans at Botanic Gardens

Channel News Asia, 2 June 2023

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is in Singapore to support a series of youth scholarships established by his long-time friend and philanthropist Peter Lim.
These include the NParks-Peter Lim Scholarship, which is meant to help less privileged youths pursue their interests, develop their skills and build capability in the landscaping, horticulture, ecology, veterinary and animal science sectors.

Peter Lim pledges $20m for community projects; $680k goes to new grant supporting kids through sport

Straits Times, 22 October 2022

Peter Lim pledges S$680,000 to the Peter Lim Sports Ignite Grant. The grant aims to provide a platform for children and youth from less privileged backgrounds to gain exposure, pursue their interests and support their skills development, with a focus on sport.

Billionaire Peter Lim pays for $1 million worth of meals for front-line healthcare workers

Straits Times, 8 May 2020

Billionaire Peter Lim is picking up the tab for $1 million worth of meals hospital staff can enjoy in a show of appreciation and support for their work. At least 20,000 workers will receive food vouchers which can be used at more than 160 participating food outlets, including Kopitiam, Foodfare and Fei Siong.

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