Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
COVID-19 Recovery Grant for Lower- to Middle-Income Workers
Dec 16, 2020
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will launch the COVID-19 Recovery Grant (CRG) on 18 January 2021 to support lower- to middle-income employees and self-employed persons (SEPs) who are financially impacted by COVID-19.
First Local Study On The Intergenerational Effects Of Divorce On Children
Dec 8, 2020
First-ever local study to better understand the long-term impact on children from divorced families.
MSF Proposes Amendments To Mental Capacity Act
Oct 28, 2020
MSF proposes amendments to Mental Capacity Act.
Early Childhood Conference 2020
Oct 10, 2020
At the Early Childhood Conference 2020 today, Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Masagos Zulkifli announced new initiatives to support our preschool professionals, children and families.
ComCare Spending Increased 19 percent in 2019 to $151 Million
Oct 9, 2020
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) released the ComCare Annual Report FY 2019 and the ComCare Trends Report FY2015-2019 The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) released the ComCare Annual Report FY 2019 and the ComCare Trends Report FY2015-2019. Key findings include the disbursement of $151 million in ComCare cash assistance in FY2019, a 19% increase from FY2018. ComCare assisted some 78,600 beneficiaries in FY2019, a 4% increase from FY2018;
Start Small Dream Big 2020
Oct 7, 2020
Over 53,000 children from 950 preschools collectively dedicated 1.5 million hours of community service projects this year, as part of the President’s Challenge ‘Start Small Dream Big’ (SSDB) movement, initiated by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
Brunei and Singapore Sign MoU to Enhance Cooperation on Social Development
Sep 28, 2020
Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Singapore today have further expanded the long-standing special relationship shared between both countries with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Social Development between The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Brunei Darussalam and The Ministry of Social and Family Development of the Republic of Singapore.
Engaging Citizens On New Portal Providing Early Support To Couples Considering Divorce
Sep 25, 2020
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be conducting a series of engagements to consult citizens on content for a new online portal that will provide early support for couples, especially those with young children, who are considering divorce.
COVID-19 Support Grant Extended until 31 December 2020 to Continue Supporting Lower- to Middle-Income Employees
Sep 22, 2020
Extended applications for the COVID-19 Support Grant until 31 December 2020 to continue supporting lower- to middle-income employees.
Conversations on Women Development
Sep 20, 2020
From October 2020, the Government will be working with partners from the People and Private sectors, as well as youth organisations, to co-organise a series of "Conversations on Women Development".