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Are you a photographer who inspires too make an impact with your photos? Can your photos tell a story? If so, here's your chance to showcase your talents and win attractive prizes!

Co-op Hot Shots 5 is the fifth edition of the annual photo competition that aims to provide a platform for photography enthusiasts to share a visual story of the co-operative values. These values are co-operatiion, self-help, equality, mutual help and care for others. This year's theme of 'Making an Impact' focuses on how simple acts of graciousness and cooperation can translate to positive impact that makes a meaningful difference to the lives of people around us.

Send us your best shot now and you could be one of the winners of our cash prizes. 



SNCF Co-operative Scholarship 2017 is now open for application!

Find out more!

SCOOP Trail 2017 X INGRESS Race is a tech-based Amazing Race-styled event to be held on 11 March 2017, Saturday

Participants will be using the Ingress platform to navigate and race to complete missions (at every co-operative). While learning about co-operatives and having fun with your friends, you stand to win the top prize of $2,000!

Participants will be using the ingress platform to navigate and race to complete missions (at every co-operative). Swags and collectables await the first 200 to complete!


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The Singapore National Co-operative Federation invites tenders for a Research Study on Credit Co-operatives in Singapore.

The Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) document can be collected from 12 January 2017 Mon-Fri 09:00 to 17:30 (Singapore time) at:

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

Contact person: Ms. Koh Li Lian
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +65 6602 0742/ 747

Those who wish to receive a copy of the ITT document will be required to print and sign a confidentiality undertaking on their letterhead before they collect the document.

The document fee is S$50 (inclusive of GST). Please make payment by crossed cheque to “Singapore National Co-operative Federation Limited” or direct remittance to DBS Bank Ltd Singapore, account number 028-001801-0 (DBS SWIFT Bank Identifier Code (BIC): DBSSSGSG).

Closing date is 23 February 2017, 18:00 (Singapore time).

Mr Tan Kian Chew

Up Close with Mr. Tan Kian Chew,
Chairman of Central Co-operative Fund (CCF) Committee

How did you start with the co-operative movement?

My association with the cooperative movement dated back in 1983. I was appointed to the board of NTUC FairPrice as Ministry of Trade and Industry’s representative. My role was to help FairPrice achieve its mission in moderating the cost of living.

What do you think are the key challenges that co-operatives in Singapore face?

Cooperatives in Singapore face the same challenges as many companies in Singapore do, ie increasing cost of doing business. Hence it is important that they improve productivity of their operations.

What are your future plans for CCF moving forward?

CCF will find ways to help cooperatives to grow in size so as to be more productive and competitive. It is only through size that you can enjoy economy of scale, bargaining strength, and built up capabilities to help you compete better in the market place. A bigger cooperative will help you deliver greater value to the customers that we aim to serve.

What sort of legacy would you like to leave behind?

All the cooperatives in Singapore should aim to grow in size and strength, and be among the pioneer in CSR adoption.

What are your three most important management philosophies that you live by?

Customer focus, professionalism and team work have been my guiding philosophies in managing business success in NTUC FairPrice. And I believe these values are relevant to all the cooperatives in Singapore.

What are your hobbies?

In my leisure hours, I like to watch documentaries and sport channels. I also like to play badminton, once a week.

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SNCF, and its affiliates are now members of raiSE from 11 November 2016. 

raiSE provides a range of support to help social enterprises from start to mature stages, such as funding, advisory services, training, relevant resources and networks. 

Members of raiSE get to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Promote your Social Enterprise - Listing on our Social Enterprise e-Directory
  • Usage of BusinessForGood logo
  • Banking Privileges @ DBS
  • Discounted licensing fees for content under Singapore Press Holdings
  • Build Organisational Capabilities
  • Business Advisory Services & Direct Business Help
  • Access to Funding & Investment Opportunities
  • Invitation to Events, Workshops, Conferences and Members’ Townhall 
  • Access to network of SE Community and Stakeholders
  • Use of shared facilities at The [email protected] Plaza
  • Update on industry trends and the latest news in the social enterprise sector


Young and aspiring entrepreneurs, sit up! Our Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium (YES) is back for the 9th year running!

This 3.5-day symposium will be helpful for participants who would like to build on their business ideas through a series of valuable workshops and sharing sessions by established businessmen and rising entrepreneurs. Here’s your opportunity to network and practice your elevator pitch with guidance from mentors!

There are 300 limited seats available on a first-serve basis, so register now to reserve your spot at YES 2016!

For more information on YES 2016, visit us at :

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