About SNCF

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 66 affiliated co-operatives. 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 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.

About SNCF Co-operative Scholarship

The SNCF Co-op Scholarship attracts, develops and nurtures talents with a heart for people to make a difference to society through the co-operative movement. Co-operatives are regulated social enterprises which operate viable businesses to meet the economic, social and cultural needs of its members. The successful scholars will thus have to understand and embrace the principles and mission of co-operatives to contribute to society.

The SNCF Co-op Scholarship supports the scholar’s undergraduate study at any local university, capped at four years. It covers full tuition fees and an allowance of up to S$3,500 per academic year. In addition, the recipient is entitled to a hostel fee subsidy up to S$3,500 per academic year and a maximum computer grant of S$3,000.

Upon graduation, the Scholar is to be bonded to SNCF for a period of up to four years and may be deployed to work in co-operatives and related sectors.