The Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise, raiSE, was set up to raise awareness on social entrepreneurship and raise support for social enterprises in Singapore. raiSE hopes to strengthen the social enterprise sector in Singapore and encourage the growth of social enterprises as a sustainable way to address social needs.
raiSE will provide a range of services to help social enterprises from start to mature stages, such as funding, business advisory, training, relevant resources and networks. raiSE will also look to encourage collaboration and sharing of information between social enterprises and voluntary welfare organisations. raiSE welcomes the support of corporations and individuals who would like to contribute or play a role in social enterprise sector.
The setup of raiSE was first announced in January 2015, as a consolidation of efforts of key players in the social enterprise sector, namely the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Ministry of Social and Family Development, Tote Board and the Social Enterprise Association. raiSE was officially launched by Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore on 27 May 2015.
For more information on raiSE, please visit www.raise.sg.
National Council of Social Service (NCSS)
NCSS is the national coordinating body for member Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) in Singapore.