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Central Co-operative Fund


Fund oversight careers-list-arrow

The Central Co-operative Fund is a fund set up under the Co-operative Societies Act 1979 (“the Act”), and is under the purview of the Ministry of 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 2018 and comprises the following individuals:

Mr Tan Kian Chew (Chairman)
Chairman, Centre for Seniors

Dr Ang Hak Seng (Member)
Executive Director, Registry of Co-operative Societies

Mr Kwek Kok Kwong (Member)
Chairman, Singapore National Co-operative Federation;
CEO, NTUC LearningHub Co-operative Ltd

Mr Ma Wei Ceng (Member)
Advisor, Amalgamated Union of Public Employees (AUPE)

Mr Yoong Ee Chuan (Member)
Secretary, Ngee Ann Polytechnic Consumer
Co-operative Society Limited

The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF), the co-operative industry body, is the appointed Secretariat to the CCF Committee.

Contributions to the CCF careers-list-arrow

It is established under the Act for co-operatives to 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 have to inform the Registrar in writing. The letter has to 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 2023 was $3.7 million and co-operative contributions to the SLF for the financial year ended 31 December 2022 was $79.3 million.

The following graphs illustrate the breakdown of the CCF Contributions and its expenditure for the financial year ended 31 March 2023 (FYE2022) and its 3-year trend.

Breakdown for FYE2022

Contributions: $2.2million; Expenditure: $3.5million


3-Year Trend - FYE2020 to FYE2022

Applying for the CCF Grants careers-list-arrow

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: 6602 0747

CCF Secretariat
Singapore National Co-operative Federation
510 Thomson Road
#12-02 SLF Building
Singapore 298135

Other uses of the CCF careers-list-arrow

In addition to the CCF grants which are available to all co-operatives, the CCF is also used to provide bursaries and scholarships, implement outreach programs and strengthen the industry capability and standards. Some of these programmes run by Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) include:

  • Awareness building
    To raise public awareness of the co-operative movement and values in Singapore, SNCF organises roadshows and activities like the “Co-op Hotshot” (a regional photography competition).  
  • Campus & Youth
    SNCF has been actively reaching out to schools to raise awareness of the co-operative movement amongst the youth. SNCF regularly organises scholarship fairs, guest lectures, learning journeys and camps for schools and youth groups. SNCF also works with schools to form Co-op Club to train students to operate social enterprises based on co-operative values.
  • Customised Training Courses 
    SNCF regularly organises customised training courses so that co-operative officers can perform their roles better. The courses include: (i) Induction Programme; (ii) Co-operative Legislation and Code of Governance; and (iii) Governance Guides on Internal Controls, Loan Management and Investment Management (for credit co-ops). 
Last updated on 24 February 2022