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 through its 67 affiliated co-operatives. Today, the Movement boasts a base of more than 1.3 million members.
SNCF aims to promote and develop co-operatives as sustainable enterprises that address 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.
Reaching out to the Youths
The SNCF Campus and Youth Team aims to implement the Campus Strategic Plan (FY15-FY17) to Educate (advocacy through education industry and stakeholders), to Explore (raise understanding of the co-op movement, values and principles), and to Engage (active participation and support from stakeholders to be part of a co-op) our Youths in the co-operative movement.
In essence, to implement a suite of programmes and services, strategically designed for Youth Development, Youth Engagement, Youth Outreach and Building Partnerships. Thus, raising the awareness of the co-operative movement amongst youths and developing sustainable co-operatives/coop clubs.