The Central Co-operative Fund (“CCF”) is a fund set up under the Co-operative Societies Act (“the Act”). It is administered as a trust fund under the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.
The Minister for Culture, Community and Youth appoints the CCF Committee for the purpose of overseeing the CCF. The current Committee is serving a three-year term effective from 1 March 2021 and comprises the following individuals:
|Position in the Committee||Name||
|Chairman||Mr Tan Kian Chew||Director, PSC Corporation
|Members||Mr Desmond Chin||Executive Director, Registry of Co-operative Societies
|Mr Tng Ah Yiam
||Chairman, Singapore National Co-operative Federation
|Mr Yeo Chun Fing
||Chairman, AUPE Credit Co-operative Limited
|Mr Yoong Ee Chuan
||Treasurer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic Consumer Co-operative Society Limited
Under the Act, co-operatives will make the following contributions:
|Contribution tier||Annual surplus||
|Contributions to be made|
|1st Tier||First $500,000||5%||CCF|
|2nd Tier||Amount in excess of
|20%||CCF or Singapore Labour Foundation (SLF)*|
*Co-operatives opting to contribute to SLF must inform the Registrar in writing. The letter must be signed off by the co-operative’s Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer.
Co-operative contributions to the CCF for the financial year ended 31 March 2022 was $2.8 million and co-operative contributions to the SLF for the financial year ended 31 December 2021 was $43.6 million.
The following graphs illustrate the breakdown of the CCF Contributions and its expenditure for the financial year ended 31 March 2022 (FY2021) and its 3-year trend.
Breakdown for FY2021
3-Year Trend - FY2019 to FY2021
The Central Co-operative Fund (CCF) can be used to further co-operative education, training, research, audit and for the general development of the co-operative movement in Singapore. The CCF supports the development and growth of our co-operatives through the provision of CCF grants.
Eligible co-operatives can apply and obtain grants under the CCF Grant Framework (“the Framework”). To ensure that the Framework can meet the evolving needs of co-operatives, the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF), as the CCF Secretariat, works closely with the Registry of Co-operative Societies to review grant policies from time to time.
Under the CCF Grant Framework, co-operatives can apply for the following grants (subject to applicable conditions):
Find out more information on the individual grants under the CCF Grant Framework.
Support for co-operatives during COVID-19 period
To support co-operatives during the challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth approved the following:
Support package for co-operatives in 2021:
Support package for co-operatives in 2020:
Who can apply?
Co-operatives registered with the Registry of Co-operative Societies can apply for the CCF grants.
How to apply?
Click here to apply.
All applications for the CCF grants should be submitted to the CCF Secretariat. Approval of applications is subject to applicants meeting the requisite conditions and its submission of required documents.
Who to contact?
To find out more about the CCF grants, please contact the CCF Secretariat at:
Tel: 9820 5730
Singapore National Co-operative Federation
510 Thomson Road
#12-02 SLF Building
In addition to the CCF grants which are available to all co-operatives, the CCF is also used to implement programmes to raise awareness of the co-operative movement and strengthen the capability of co-operative officers. The programmes run by Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) include: