The CCF New Co-operative Grant, last updated on 1 April 2020, is available to newly registered co-operatives (i.e. grant application is within 24 months from the co-operative’s registration date). It is used to support the initial set-up costs and operating expenses for up to three years.

It can be used to offset expenses such as:

  1. Capital expenditure - e.g. office equipment
  2. Operating expenses - e.g. staff cost relating to start the co-operative
  3. Other support areas - e.g. areas of expertise and support, endorsement, referral aspects of the business but will be subject to the CCF Secretariat’s approval

The funding quantum and caps are specified below:

Year Funding Quantum  Cap at 
(per co-op)
1 Up to 85% of actual expenses $100,000
2 Up to 70% of actual expenses $ 70,000
3 Up to 55% of actual expenses $ 40,000
Total for 3 Years



a.   The Co-operative must be registered with the Registry of Co-operative Societies.

b.   The Co-operative is not receiving or has not received any other grants from the CCF, government agency and/or other organisation for the same expense item.

c.   Endorsement from the Co-operative’s Committee of Management indicating their support for application.

d.   For goods or services above $3,000 in value, the Co-operative needs to show that it has obtained a minimum of three quotations from vendors of comparable scope.

e.   Grant applications submitted are for expenses incurred not more than 12 months ago.

f.   The Co-operative must not have outstanding CCF contributions or late payment penalties.

g.   Grant must only be used for the Co-operative’s It cannot be used for its subsidiary (if any) that is registered as a company.

h.   The Co-operative must submit the invoice and proof of payment to the vendor.

i.   The Co-operative must submit a quarterly progress report on key performance indicators listed in the Grant Agreement timely. If the Co-operative is late in submitting the progress report, a penalty of $500 will be levied for the first late submission and a $1,000 penalty will be levied for each subsequent late submission. Unutilised claim for the quarter will be forfeited as rolling over to the subsequent quarter is not allowed. For this purpose, the entitled claim for each quarter will be calculated based on equal distribution of maximum grant given for the year.


To apply, please download application form and submit:

1. Following worksheet tabs in the Application Forms*:

     • CCF New Co-op Grant Front Page
     • CCF New Co-op Grant - Summary
     • Any other tabs applicable

Kindly ensure every single worksheet tab submitted is signed.

2. Supporting Documents e.g. invoices, receipts, certificates etc.

Completed documents are to be sent via email to your respective Relationship Manager (SNCF affiliates) or email us.
Alternatively, you can send via post to:

CCF Secretariat
Singapore National Co-operative Federation 

510 Thomson Road 
#12-02 SLF Building 
Singapore 298135

Who we are

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 affiliated co-operatives.