Common flagship programmes

CapitaLand Hope Foundation - CDC Collaboration

About the CapitaLand Hope Foundation - CDC Collaboration

Since 2011, the CDCs have been collaborating with CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) through initiatives that caters to the physical well-being of underpriviledged such as the Kids Food Fund (KFF) and providing school-going essentials through the My Schoolbag programme.  which caters to the physical well-being of underpriviledged children. 

In 2017, CDCs and CHF partnered the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Architecture to pilot the CapitaLand Young Architect Programme@CDC which introduces children to architecture theories and design knowledge, and to better understand community needs through design thinking. 


CDC Student Meals Scheme

This new scheme initiated by the CDCs hopes to help families with children studying in Primary and/or Secondary Schools and living in rental blocks defray the cost of buying meals while the children are on home-based learning (HBL) during circuit breaker period. A total of $660,000 will support up to 12,000 students. Each child will receive $55.00 worth of CDC e-vouchers via the Grab app, in $5 denomination to be used during the circuit breaker period, up to 31 May 2020.  Click here for more details.

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About CDC Vouchers Scheme 2022

Finance Minister Mr Lawrence Wong recently announced at Budget 2022 that the Community Development Councils (CDCs) will be giving three new tranches of the CDC Vouchers Scheme from 2022 to 2024 to support Singaporeans during difficult times. This is in addition to the $100 in CDC vouchers that every Singaporean household is eligible for, announced in Budget 2021.

In May 2022, the CDCs will distribute $100 worth of CDC Vouchers 2022 to each Singaporean Household to help in daily expenses as part of the Household Support Package. You can use the vouchers to purchase goods and services from participating hawkers and heartland merchants.

Learn how you can claim your CDC Vouchers 2022 at

About CDC Vouchers Scheme 2021

Deputy Prime Minister and then Finance Minister Mr Heng Swee Heat first launched the CDC Vouchers Scheme in June 2020 and January 2021 to help Singaporean lower-income households defray their cost of living and at the same time, to support hawkers and heartland merchants affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

In Budget 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and then Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat announced the $130million CDC Vouchers Scheme to thank Singaporeans for their sense of solidarity and to support local businesses at HDB estates/heartland enterprises and hawkers. Each Singaporean household will receive $100 CDC vouchers and the scheme will benefit up to 1.3 million Singaporean households.

CDC Vouchers Scheme Merchants
The five Community Development Councils (CDCs) would like to invite Heartland Merchant and Hawkers onboard the CDC Vouchers Scheme.

If you are a heartland merchant or hawker, and are interested to participate, please click and register your interest in the “Register Interest” online form.   

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Community Legal Clinics @ CDC

Objectives of the Community Legal Clinics (CLCs)

The Office of the Mayors and the Law Society of Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 12 September 2014 to launch the Community Legal Pro Bono Services Network to assist needy Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who are seeking legal advice and information.

To-date, 15 CLCs have been set up at the CDCs and the CCs/RC.

An appointment is required before the consultation, which is typically a 20 minutes one-to-one consultation with a qualified lawyer. Registered residents are required to bring along their identity card and related documents. Consultation is free.

*Do note that the pro bono lawyers cannot represent you in court.

To make an appointment at the CLCs situated at Central Singapore, North West, South East and South West district, you may contact +65 6536 0650 or email to

For appointments at North East district, please call the respective Community Clubs/Centres.  Download the Community Legal Clinics Directory.

NOTE: You may change your appointment time by informing the service officer 3 working days before the date of appointment. If you miss the appointment, re-registration for another appointment is at the discretion of the Pro Bono Services Office.

Law Awareness Weeks @ CDC

About the Law Awareness Weeks@CDC (LAW@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. 

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. 

Find out more about LAW@CDC and register for the LAW@CDC 2020 Webinars!


Maybank Family Fund @ CDC

About Maybank Family Fund@CDC

Launch in November 2018, the $1.55 million Maybank Family Fund@CDC aims to uplift low income and vulnerable families through three broad areas of financial empowerment, livelihood and employability.

The fund includes a five-year insurance coverage scheme by Maybank to provide medical and mobility expenses reimbursement for up to 1,000 needy families.  

NIC- CDC Corporate Social Integration Fund

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

The Corporate Social Integration (CSI) Fund was introduced in June 2017 by the National Integration Council (NIC) and the CDCs to encourage companies to organise community projects with the aim of promoting corporate social responsibility and integration in the community and at the workplace.

Corporate organisations may apply for seed funding to organise sustainable social responsibility and volunteerism projects with the CDC. 

Download the Guide and Application Form here.

SkillsFuture Advice (SFA) @ CDC

About the SkillsFuture Advice (SFA) and SkillsFuture@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.  

Find out more about SkillsFuture@CDC.

SME Centres @CDC

Objective of the SME Centres @ CDC

The SME Centres@CDC were established in 2013 to provide heartland Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) with greater convenience and access to business resources and advice. Leveraging on existing grassroots networks to identify business needs, SME Centres work with the CDCs and Trade Associations and Chambers to address issues faced by SMEs in specific trades or locations.

As the first point of help for SMEs, the SME Centres@CDC provide local businesses with integrated services including business and productivity diagnosis, guidance on the government assistance schemes and capability workshops.

To make an appointment, please contact the SME Centre@CDC in your respective district.

Download the SME Centre Location and Contact list.

KMS 2020

About the Kong Meng San - CDC COVID-19 Relief Fund (KMS-CDC COVID-19 Relief Fund)

The CDCs are pleased to partner Kong Meng San Phor Kark See (KMSPKS) Monastery to set up a new $4 million Kong Meng San-CDC COVID-19 Relief Fund (KMS-CDC COVID-19 Relief Fund) to help more Singaporean households, regardless of religion, affected by the pandemic through loss of jobs, retrenchment or total loss of income.

The fund is open to Singaporeans aged 21 years old and above who are currently unemployed due to retrenchment / contract termination at the point of application; OR and have experienced salary loss of at least 30% from all jobs as a part-time or full-time employee prior to application. Each successful applicant (and his/ her household) will receive a one-time relief of $800.

*Loss of income must have taken place after 23 Jan 2020 when COVID-19 first occurred in Singapore

Eligible Singaporean households can submit their application together with their supporting documents either online via the respective CDC websites listed below, or physically at the KMSPKS Monastery or at any of the Community Centres/Clubs (CCs). Use our district locator to find out which district you belong to.

(a)    CSCDC:

(b)    NECDC:

(c)    NWCDC:

(d)    SECDC:

(e)    SWCDC:

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About the Ngee Ann Kongsi (NAK) – CDC COVID-19 Relief Fund (COVID Relief Fund)

The COVID Relief Fund (CRF) is targeted at Singaporeans aged 21 years old and above, who are currently unemployed and /or loss of job due to non-voluntary no pay leave, retrenchment or termination for at least three months. The CRF will be rolled out on 15 November 2020, and the CDCs will work with partners to identify eligible applicants.

This initiative is part of the CDCs’ continued efforts to complement the national assistance schemes by the Government, and it serves to further strengthen the social safety net through the 3P partnership (3P: People / Public / Private) during this difficult period. Each successful applicant (and his/ her household) will receive a one-time relief fund of $500.

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wecare big

About the WeCare Arts Fund@CDC

The WeCare Arts Fund@CDC is a grant scheme in partnership between the CDCs and the National Arts Council (NAC). The fund aims to support Social Service Agencies (SSAs) and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) 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.

WeCare Arts Exhibition 2021, in conjunction with PA’s 60 Years of Community Building (Theme: Resilience and Unity in Times of COVID-19)

The WeCare Arts Exhibition 2021 will showcase artworks from beneficiaries of Social Service Agencies (SSAs) and some Self-help Groups (SHGs) across Singapore. The beneficiaries include seniors, families, youth, and special needs.   

 Visit the Virtual WeCare Arts Gallery @ CDC Now!

Activities supported by the Fund

The fund supports project costs that involve artists working directly with SSAs/SHGs and their beneficiaries through the Performing, Visual, Literary and Multi-Disciplinary arts.

Who is the Fund for?

The fund is open to all SSAs/SHGs that are keen to work with artists / arts groups to bring arts to their beneficiaries. SSAs must be a member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Artists may approach SSAs directly in order to submit an application for the Fund.

Download the Guide and Application Form.

*With effect from January 2020, interested SSAs can submit their application online via the OurSG Grant Portal ( for a more seamless grant application process using CorpPass. 

For further enquiries, you may contact the CDCs officer in your district to find out more about the fund:

Central Singapore CDC

Pang Wen Hao -
Wee Peng Yu - 

North East CDC

Edna Phua  -
Kenneth Tan - 

North West CDC

Iris Ng -
Brandon Oh - 

South East CDC

Kenneth Poh -
Soh Chye Horng - 

South West CDC

Teng Jia Hui -