Co-operator Newsletter Bi-monthly Issue:
August 2020 - Making a Sustainable Impact

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Know Our Co-ops Series:
Singapore's First Security Co-operative


Started with two security officers, Premier Security Co-operative now employs over 300 officers, and majority of them are retired uniformed personnel from the police, civil defence or armed forces.
Premier Security Co-op first security co-op in Singapore

Foresight, ingenuity and a strong commitment to raising the standard of security brought two key co-operatives together to birth a solution – the setting up of Singapore’s first security co-operative.
5 active ways for a sustainable Singapore

5 Active Ways To Build A Sustainable Singapore

Being a small yet resourceful country, I am glad we do not need to fret over the scarcity of food, electricity and water yet. That is why we cannot depend on others for our survival! We need to be sustainable for...

For 95 years, co-operatives have been an integral part of the Singapore Story.
Co-operatives' people-first approach exemplifies the ‘gotong royong’ spirit which centres around the heart to look out for each other’s needs, the selfless spirit to serve others and to come together to make a difference to people’s lives. The simple acronym H.E.A.R.T. says it all.
HEART acronyms to ready co-ops for a world of changing needs

Your Health is Your Wealth

Starting with the first letter ‘H’ which represents Health, we believe the starting point to doing good is to be healthy be it in a physical, mental, social or financial state. When we are healthy, we can do more.

Co-op 4.0 digitalisation

Co-op 4.0 Digitalisation

The word Digitalisation may sound intimidating, but these steps will help your co-operative to embrace a digital future.

international co-ops: the number of co-ops in south korea have exploded

The Number of Co-operatives in South Korea has Exploded

Co-operatives could now be established in almost any sector, and requirements to launch one were drastically reduced.

sncf online sharing sessions on zoom, adobe sign and digital marketing fundamentals

Digital Transformation: The Journey Starts Today

SNCF will continue to hold online sharing sessions on a regular basis to help co-operatives speed up the adoption of technological tools to overcome challenges and unlock new growth opportunities.

happy international day of co-operatives - Go Green video from Singapore

Happy #CoopsDay2020!

With the theme "Co-ops for Climate Action", co-ops all over the world have jumped in to share about their green initiatives. Watch our video to find out about how Singapore co-ops are doing their part for the environment ?

co-ops legal service grant

Apply for Legal Service Grant by 1 Nov 2020

Eligible for co-ops who have completed their AGM and paid for by-laws amendments.
enhanced ccf grants for co-ops

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.
Silver Caregivers Co-op online tea session

Silver Caregivers Co-op Tea Session

Join the co-op's tea sessions to learn more about the different areas pertaining to caregiving! Upcoming session is on 21 August 2020.
webinar - cyber security for co-ops

Webinar: Cyber Security for Co-ops

SNCF, with the support of the Registry of Co-operative Societies, is pleased to organise a webinar where we have speakers from the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore and Toffs Technologies to share how co-ops can strengthen their cyber security.

Date: 21 August 2020, Friday
Time: 3pm
SPEC Training Workshops

Training Courses for PMETs

Upskill yourself with SPEC Co-op's training courses such as Relationship Building, Solving Performance Problem Coaching and more!
dot coop domain for co-ops

.COOP Domain

The .coop domain is only available to co-operatives, making it the online identity for the global co-operative movement.

Keen to know how to use .coop domain? Contact your Relationship Manager today!

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 www.sncf.coop

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