Form a Co-op

Co-ops do businesses differently. Best suited for those who want to challenge the status quo or are fuelled to do good.

Take “doing well and doing good” on a whole new level by forming a co-op with SNCF. Our team is dedicated to promoting and developing sustainable co-operative enterprises. As the backbone for the Singapore co-operative movement, we provide co-ops with support in strengthening capability development in areas such as governance, marketing, training, HR, and IT, as well as the opportunities to connect with other co-operative bodies.

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Work With Us on Just 4 Simple Steps

Gather at least 5 persons who wish to set up a co-op

To form a co-op, the minimum membership requirement of at least 5 persons or 2 institutional members, each of whom qualifies and is willing to take up membership.

A Pro-term Committee, comprising 3 or more members, needs to be set up.

This committee:

•  Undertakes the feasibility study of the proposed co-op. A viability statement consisting of the business plan and the financial projections (at least 3 years) is to be prepared.

• Consider the society’s objects and by-laws, and

•  Draft by-laws
Spotlight social mission & formulate business plan

The proposed co-op ought to promote the economic/social interests of its members and/or the economic/social interests of the general public, in accordance with co-op principles; it should also have sufficient capital for the commencement of operations and have in place the required organisational and management structure to oversee the operations of the proposed co-op.

The Pro-term Committee is required to seek the Registrar’s comments and submit:

1. The Viability Statement

2.Individual members’ details, like: name, NRIC number and occupation

3. Draft By-laws for the Registrar’s approval, based on the requirements in the Schedule of the Co-operative Societies Act

Learn more about Model of By-laws:

Model By-laws (Non-Credit)
Model By-laws (School)
Pilot first team huddle session

After obtaining the Registrar's comments, a Preliminary Meeting of at least 5 persons qualified for membership, is convened to:

1. Adopt the By-laws which have incorporated the Registry's) comments.

2. Pass the resolution to accept all the rights, duties and liabilities prescribed by the By-laws.

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Qualifications for membership

Submit application

Upon registration, the Pro-term Committee shall continue to manage the affairs of the co-operative society, until the First Meeting of its members (which is held not later than 3 months after receipt of the Notice of registration). The business of the first meeting shall include the election of officers who shall serve until the first annual general meeting.

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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 majority of co-operative members in Singapore through its affiliated co-operatives.