Co-operator Newsletter Issue: February 2019

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The Difference Maker:
Mr Ma Wei Cheng


“Not many people have the opportunity that I had. To serve others, especially those who need help the most, is truly satisfying."
Mr Ma Wei Cheng - AUPE
There were very limited borrowing options available to government workers then. Bank loans, secured loans would require a collateral. The average worker was unable to...
SCOOP youth portal article Dubai and co-op

Explore: 6D5N Dubai Trip under SGD1800?

You can save even more if you buy from their local supermarket co-op too!

Touching Lives Story NTUC LearningHub

Touching Lives: Career-Switcher: Mr Firman AB

“Open yourself to more opportunities by embracing challenges and changes,” says Mr Firman.

Singapore First Co-op Consumer Store

Combating Against Profiteering

The first consumer society in Singapore was formed in 1946 at the time when there was a massive shortage of basic essentials and profiteering was rampant...

wycup scholarship

Nominations Open for WYCUP Scholarship

World Council of Credit Unions seeks nominations from its member organizations for for the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals...

productivity tips

71 Tips to Improve Your Productivity

"It is my desire not to always put in more hours at work but rather, seek to do more with the same amount of time that I have..."

visits from overseas to sncf and tcc credit co-operative

Welcoming Friends From Abroad

In January, the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) welcomed delegations from Thailand and France on 14 and 15 January 2019 respectively.

Final Call for Registration for Annual Co-operative Leaders' Conference 2019

sncf events 2019 aclc
NTUC LearningHub Co-op Prospectus
NTUC LearningHub Co-operative celebrates 15 years of transforming people
The Training Prospectus 2019 has been carefully curated to cater to the development of your Technology, Adaptive and Technical skills. Besides programmes and courses, NTUC LearningHub also provides corporate learning development consultancy and training needs analysis for their clients.
global co-op exec masterclasses philippines, CLIMBS
Experience the 1st Global Cooperative Executive Masterclass in the Philippines!
The CLIMBS Institute for Financial Literacy (CIFL) partners with the Co-operative College of the United Kingdom in bringing its certificate course on Executive Education Programme in our country on February 21-23, 2019 (Manila) and February 25-27, 2019 (Cagayan de Oro).
co-op hot shots 7 photography competition

Co-op Hot Shots 7: 15 Feb 2019
The only co-operative-themed photo competition is back! Follow our social media as we reveal the theme on 15 Feb 2019. Meanwhile, get your cameras ready!

sncf new year reception

Themed “Together: Celebrating as One”, the New Year Reception is held to thank all our affiliates for your continued support and most importantly, to provide an opportunity for networking and collaboration in fostering better relationships within the co-operative ecosystem.


SNCF Co-operative Scholarship is here for the 12th year. Do you know who has what it takes to make a difference? Share with them about the scholarship now!

ccf development grant

Need Professional Accountant For Your Co-op?
You can claim it as manpower expenses under the CCF Development Grant!

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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