Our Initiatives

Our initiatives were developed to address critical and emerging needs faced by vulnerable communities adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Working closely with our community partners and government agencies, we co-created solutions and programmes to address the health, economic and social impact for those affected, enabling them to receive immediate aid on a sustained basis.


Healthcare workers worked long hours at the front line battling COVID-19. SSF distributed transport vouchers and care packages to boost their morale.


Students from lower-income families lost access to subsidised meals during school closure. Cash assistance and extra allowances were given to ensure students still received good nutrition.


The pandemic caused many workers from lower-income families to lose all or part of their income. SSF provided extra cash to help families pay for essentials.


Vulnerable seniors needed to stay home to stay safe. SSF funded various programmes to ensure seniors could get enough food and supplies. Befriender services were also funded to keep seniors engaged.


Rough sleepers needed immediate accommodation to minimise their exposure to the virus. SSF funded programmes to provide shelter and assistance help them transition toward long-term or permanent housing.


Many migrant workers were unable to top-up their mobile prepaid cards when dormitories were locked down. SSF funded the top-ups so workers could keep in touch with their loved ones during the pandemic.


To contain the virus, charities had to implement infection control measures and extra cleaning processes. SSF funded charities to help them transform their operations, digitalise and cope with increased expenses and workload due to the pandemic.


Many people organised themselves into ground-up groups to look after their community during the pandemic. SSF supported these self-initiated community groups to enable them to continue helping people in need.


In the very early stages of the pandemic, hospitals were looking at innovative ways to support the large influx of patients, and the heavy workload of healthcare workers. SSF funded ideas and projects aimed at serving clients better.


Recognising the importance of research to better understand and tackle the social issues affecting the vulnerable, SSF funded research that focused on understanding the living needs of families and the homeless in Singapore. The findings will help agencies build resilience in our society.


Movements for Health (M4H)@Community, a project under the MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation’s (MOHT) Healthy Precinct Initiative, aims to build a sustainable health movement from the ground up. The project will train volunteers and facilitate the creation of community-led groups and activities to advocate and enable healthy behaviours.

Special Projects