Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications and International Relations Division.
Continued Support for Voluntary Welfare Organisations to Build Professional and Organisational capabilities
Mar 8, 2017
The Government and Tote Board will commit additional funding of up to $100 million to the VWOs-Charities Capability Fund (VCF) over the next five years, to support Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) in building professional and organisational capabilities.
Strengthening the Ecosystem of Support for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families
Mar 8, 2017
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will roll out new initiatives for persons with disabilities in response to the recommendations put forth in the Third Enabling Masterplan. These initiatives aim to strengthen the eco-system of support for persons with disabilities and their families, so as to improve their quality of life.
New Initiatives to Attract and Develop Infant Educarers
Mar 8, 2017
At the 2017 Committee of Supply debates, MSF announced new initiatives to attract more persons to become infant educarers and to develop more rewarding careers in the early childhood sector.
Early Childhood Development Centres Bill Passed in Parliament to Raise Quality of Pre-School Sector
Feb 28, 2017
Under the new Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC) Bill, all child care centres and kindergartens will be licensed under a common regulatory framework to ensure more consistent and higher quality standards across the pre-school sector.
Spark Connections 2017 brings new and more exciting trendy treats to singles
Feb 10, 2017
More than 200 events, workshops and services, including a thematic cruise and volunteering opportunities, have been specially curated to encourage more social interaction opportunities for eligible individuals in the latest edition of Spark Connections 2017, a signature initiative supported by the Social Development Network (SDN).
MSF to study and consider recommendations made by Enabling Masterplan Steering Committee
Dec 20, 2016
MSF has received the recommendations by the Steering Committee for the 3rd Enabling Masterplan. Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Tan Chuan-Jin thanked Ms Anita Fam, the Committee's Chairperson, and members of the Steering Committee for the comprehensive report.
$130 million disbursed under ComCare in FY2015
Dec 9, 2016
The Government’s ComCare schemes disbursed $130 million to about 87,000 beneficiaries in FY2015. This was 10% higher than the previous year. The Ministry of Social and Family Development released these figures today (9 Dec) in its ComCare Annual Report and Trends Report.
Third Fostering Agency to be appointed in 2017 to support shift towards family-based care
Nov 18, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will appoint a third fostering agency in 2017 to better provide support for foster parents and facilitate the care of foster children. This is in line with MSF’s vision for vulnerable children to be placed in family-based care such as foster care.
Three Volunteer Probation Officers of 40 years among 232 honoured at MSF Volunteer Awards 2016
Nov 4, 2016
This year, MSF paid tribute to a total of 232 volunteers with seven Outstanding Volunteer awards, 16 “Friends of MSF” awards, and 181 Long-Service awards at the ceremony hosted by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin.
New initiatives for aspiring early childhood educators
Nov 2, 2016
Two new initiatives for aspiring early childhood educators were announced today by Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) Scholarships and Awards Presentation Ceremony 2016.