Common Flagship Programmes

The five Community Development Councils (CDCs) have come together to bring services closer to the residents. Below are examples of such collaboration.

CDC Vouchers Scheme

CDC Voucher Scheme

At Budget 2020, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat announced that Community Development Councils (CDCs) will be given $20 million to better meet the needs of the residents through local initiatives.  The CDC Vouchers Scheme aims to help Singaporean households defray the cost of living and at the same time, support participating local merchants and hawkers at HDB estates / heartlands during the COVID-19 situation.  

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o Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (Video)
o Ms Low Yen Ling, Chairman of Mayors’ Committee and Mayor of South West District (Video)

National Integration Council (NIC) - CDC Corporate Social Integration (CSI) Fund


Jointly developed by the National Integration Council (NIC) and the Community Development Councils (CDCs), the Corporate Social Integration (CSI) Fund encourages companies to do their part for the community by getting their employees to contribute in the most meaningful way.   For example, Corporate organisations may organise befriending session with vulnerable seniors, bring the underprivileged children out for fun-filled experience, or even bring festive cheers to our marginalised families, and at the same time, enable employees to build bonds and teamwork and use their skills and expertise for a greater good.

Law Awareness Weeks @ CDC (Law @ CDC)

Law Awareness Week

On 28 September 2020, Minister Edwin Tong announced the renewal of two Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) – one MOU between the Community Development Councils (CDCs) and Law Society Pro Bono Services (LSPBS) on Community Legal Pro Bono Services Network (Community Legal Clinics); and one MOU between CDCs, LSPBS, three Institutes of Higher Learning (National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Social Sciences) and one new partner Singapore Counsel Association (SCCA) on Law Awareness Weeks @ CDC. 

LAW@CDC was started to educate residents through legal talks conducted across the five districts on basic legal knowledge. These talks are held at Community Centres/Clubs (CCs) and Residents' Committee (RC) Centres. The talks are tailored for those who are not legally trained by breaking down legal jargons so that they are easy to understand. 

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SkillsFuture Advice and SkillsFuture @ CDC

Skillsfuture Advice and Skillsfuture at CDC

On 25 September 2020, Minister Lawrence Wong witnessed the virtual SkillsFuture Advice (SFA) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Community Development Councils (CDCs), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) to affirm their commitment to support Singaporeans in skills upgrading and career planning. 

SFA is a community outreach initiative that was launched in 2017.  It helps residents to navigate through the SkillsFuture landscape and help them better understand their own strengths, and help them to be more aware of the types of skills needed in today’s employment, as well as the skypes of skills required for future of work.  

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WeCare Arts Fund

WeCare Arts Fund

The WeCare Arts Fund is a grant scheme in partnership between the Community Development Councils (CDCs) and the National Arts Council (NAC).  The fund aims to support Social Service Agencies (SSAs) by engaging their beneficiaries through the arts.  The CDCs and the NAC renewed their partnership on 4 September 2017 by setting aside $1 million for the WeCare Arts Fund over the next two year for programmes that make arts inclusive and promote self-confidence among the led advantages and underserved communities. The fund supports project costs that involve artists working directly with SSAs and their beneficiaries through the Performing, Visual, Literary and Multi-Disciplinary arts.

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SME Centre @ CDC

SME Centre @ CDC

SME Centres and the five CDCs have collaborated to establish a wider network of SME Centres across Singapore to provide Heartland SMEs with greater convenience and access to business resources and advice.  These SME Centres provide local business with integrated services including business and productivity diagnosis, guidance on government assistance schemes and capability workshop.

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Page updated 01 Jul 2021