The evolving COVID-19 situation has affected Singaporeans in one way or another, including individuals who are facing loss of income or families that are struggling with additional caregiving duties and additional expenses for essential items.
The Courage Fund was first established in 2003 when Singapore was hit by the SARS outbreak. Fellow Singaporeans donated generously to the Fund to support those who were affected by the outbreak. In this same spirit of uniting the community to support one another through difficult times, Community Chest is rallying the community to provide relief and support to those affected by the current COVID-19 situation.
Where Will Your Donations Go?
Donations* will go towards supporting and providing relief to vulnerable individuals and families, including healthcare workers, frontline workers and volunteers, affected by the COVID-19 situation. Find out more about The Courage Fund COVID-19 Relief Schemes and their eligibility criteria here.
For further queries on relief schemes, please contact us at NCSS_Courage_Fund@ncss.gov.sg.
Other Forms of Support to Social Service Agencies
The National Council of Social Service (NCSS) will also be facilitating in-kind donations of essential supplies, such as masks, sanitisers and thermometers, to support the social service agencies.
Beyond NCSS, other parts of the community have also stepped forward to help those in need, including students, volunteers as well as workers in the healthcare, transport and unions, all of whom are working to keep Singapore running. How we move forward as a community, in the face of challenges, will determine how well we would be able to overcome them.
Let us stay united in the face of this challenge and we will emerge stronger together.
To support other community efforts for the COVID-19 outbreak, visit www.sgunited.gov.sg.
We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all supporters for your generous contributions. Together, we can enable vulnerable individuals and families to stay resilient in the face of the evolving COVID-19 situation.
For further queries on The Courage Fund, please contact us at NCSS_comchest@ncss.gov.sg.
*Donations received for The Courage Fund are under the NCSS Charitable Fund, which is an Institution of Public Character (IPC) under the Charities Act (Chapter 37) and comprises all the charitable activities of NCSS, including the Community Chest.