Co-operator Newsletter Bi-monthly Issue:
April 2020 - Taking the Co-op Spirit Forward
Shared values: self help, mutual help, equality, care for community & co-operation

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Know Our Co-ops Series:
Singapore Government Staff Credit Co-op

Singapore Government Staff Credit Co-op has the distinction of being the first co-op to be registered in Singapore on 7 October 1925, helping members to better manage their finances.
SGS Credit Co-op

Ninety-five years ago, 32 government officers set up the Singapore Government Servants’ Co-operative Thrift and Loan Society (now the Singapore Government Staff Credit Co-operative Society - SGS Co-op) with the objective of “preventing permanent indebtedness” among its members. 

Enhanced CCF Grant Framework

Enhanced CCF Grant Framework

The Enhanced CCF Grant Framework took effect on 1 April 2020. Co-operatives are advised to take advantage of these enhanced support, especially now in view of the current COVID-19 situation.

Helmet and The Penguin Co-op

Helmet and the Penguin Co-op

The Singapore Co-operative Movement warmly welcomes Singapore’s first hairdressing co-operative, Helmet and The Penguin to the co-operative family.

Touching Lives: Trials and Tribulations of a Sole Breadwinner

Touching Lives: Trials and Tribulations of a Sole Breadwinner

One member shared how his co-op helped him weather his financial difficulties.

Touching Lives: Trials and Tribulations of a Sole Breadwinner

Through the Lens of C&Y

SNCF Campus and Youth team has been working hard to reach out to the youth, who are the leaders of tomorrow. 

The Future of Retail: New Initiatives from the Co-ops

The Future of Retail: New Initiatives from Co-ops

A look at how retail co-ops are adopting new technology to help their members and customers save time and money. 

Share Your Story ///// Feature Your Co-op Updates!

We love hearing about how co-operatives can make a difference and we couldn’t be happier to have you sharing your story or updates with us. Your story or updates would help strengthen the co-operative movement and we would love to feature it in our next issue. Share your story or updates with us here.

The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) is the apex body of Singapore's Co-operative Movement, and secretariat of the Central Co-operative Fund (CCF). Formed in 1980 with the aim of championing Singapore's co-operative movement, the apex body represents 99% of co-operative members in Singapore. Today, the Movement boasts a base of more than 1.4 million members. SNCF aims to promote and develop co-operatives as sustainable enterprises that address the social and economic needs through the co-operative principle of self and mutual help, so as to foster a more resilient society. SNCF is a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). It enjoys co-operative relationship with the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other International and regional bodies. For more information on SNCF and the Singapore Co-op movement, visit


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