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Sayang Sayang Fund
The Sayang Sayang Fund, a Community Impact Fund started by the Community Foundation of Singapore, provides support for healthcare workers and vulnerable communities such as isolated seniors and low-income families who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sayang Sayang Fund:
1. supports community-based emergency response funds for marginalised communities adversely affected by the COVID-19 situation;
2. provides innovation solutions and research to better combat COVID-19; and
3. builds capabilities that support charities’ operational and/or business continuity processes.
Why Sayang Sayang?
The name Sayang Sayang is chosen because it is a local colloquial term that most people are familiar with. It is in line with the idea of showing love and appreciation to healthcare professionals who work hard to care for us, to safeguard our health and to heal the fallen. It also conveys gratitude to those who are stepping up to ensure key services continue in the community.
Thank you for the Sayang Sayang!
We have concluded fundraising for the Sayang Sayang Fund and will be disbursing the remaining funds raised over the next few months. For now, we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all our generous donors. Your amazing effort to help us raise over $9.6m was really heart-warming. It was with your support that we were able to evolve from helping healthcare workers get home safely to a total of nine initiatives that have aided more than 136,000 care recipients. On behalf of all the students and families from low-income households, the homeless, the migrants and the isolated seniors whom your contributions have helped: Thank you for all the Sayang Sayang!