Co-operator Newsletter Bi-monthly Issue:
October 2020 - Staying Resilient

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Know Our Co-ops Series:
SPEC - A Co-operative for PMETS and Beyond

The role that the Singapore Professionals’ and Executives’ Co-operative (SPEC) plays in helping members adapt to the challenges in the new economy is more timely now than ever.
SPEC - A Co-operative for PMETs and Beyond

Today, with several waves of restructuring hitting the workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the co-operative gears itself up to extend meaningful and practical support to its members through its re-employment services, such as, corporate placement, talent matching, career coaching and social networking opportunities.
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

The Power of Empathy

How can we make our world a better place?
When co-operators come together with the power of empathy.

Co-op 4.0 social media for co-ops

Co-op 4.0: Is it too late for your co-op to jump on the Social Media bandwagon?

3 things that I did differently in phase 2, circuit breaker in Singapore

3 Things That I Did Differently In Phase 2

Let’s continue to not stop trying to do new things, pushing your boundaries and at the same time, stand in solidarity as one nation to overcome this pandemic together.

international co-ops: community cooks co-operative builds resilience and kinship

Community Cooks Co-operative builds resilience and kinship

On a hot July evening, the flushed faces, happy chatter, and sound of oil snapping in pans made the Community Cooks Co-operative’s (CCCoop) Zoom session feel almost like a real kitchen.

SNCF 14th Triennial General Assembly 2020 - TGA

SNCF 14th Triennial General Assembly

For the first time, SNCF held its Triennial General Assembly (TGA) on 3 September in the virtual space as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

SNCF 40th anniversary CSR event

SNCF Turns 40!

Smiles lighted up our faces as staff and scholars celebrated the Singapore National Co-operative Federation’s (SNCF) Ruby Anniversary a day earlier on 17 September 2020 by expending both time and money to support Food from the Heart’s (FFTH) Community Food Pack programme.
POLWEL celebrates 200 years of policing with limited edition commemorative souvenirs

POLWEL Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Policing in Singapore with Limited Edition Commemorative Souvenirs

sncf affiliates zoom training session - enhanced ccf grant

Knowing More About Cyber Security and the Enhanced CCF Grant Framework

As Singapore pushes digital transformation for economic recovery, awareness and education on the importance of...

a journey of volunteerism with co-operatives in singapore - SFCCA, A Good Space Co-op, NTUC Health Co-op

A Journey of Volunteerism with Co-operatives in Singapore

Have you ever done any voluntary work? People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons – it may be that they feel for the community they are lending a hand to, or they just want to...

creathon 2021 - a co-operative social enterprise business challenge

Creathon 2021 is here!

If you like the idea of creating a start-up that gives back to society, join Creathon 2021 and stand a chance to win up to $14,000k to bring your ideas to life! Registration closes 31 October 2020.
online session - new normal for HR: achieving employee engagement

New Normal for HR: Achieving Employee Engagement

Join us, together with Tony Cheung from Whyze Solutions to learn about how small- and medium-sized organisations can promote employee engagement and help achieve employee engagement in today’s multi-generational workforce.

Date: 22 October 2020, Thursday
Time: 3pm
co-ops legal service grant

Apply for Legal Service Grant by 1 Nov 2021

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.

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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