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MSF Budget 2014

MSF Budget 2014

People at the heart of last mile delivery. Find out more about the various plans and initiatives that will bring us closer to our mission for Budget 2014. Find out more>

International Year of the Family

Singapore Celebrates Families

2014 is the International Year of the Family. We invite all to join us in the spirit of love and respect, commitment and big-heartedness. Find out more >>

Early Childhood Development Agency

Early Childhood Development Agency

The newly launched Early Childhood Development Agency oversees the regulation and development of kindergarten and child/ infant care programmes for children below the age of 6. Find out more>

Getting to the heart of business

Getting to the heart of business

Read the success stories of 10 accomplished social enterprises in Singapore. Through the insightful sharing by their founders, we hope you will support their good work and even be inspired to start your own social enterprise one day. Read more>>

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14 Jul 2014

Tuning in to the Leaders Series Session 1: Mrs Saro Palakrishnan

In this edition of 'Tuning in to the Leaders', we hear from Mrs Saro Palakrishnan, Director of Care & Counselling and Admissions at National Kidney Foundation (NKF).

14 Jul 2014

Tuning in to the Leaders Series Session 2: Ms Julia Lee

In this edition of 'Tuning in to the Leaders', we hear from Ms Julia Lee, Programme Director for Seniors Activity Centre & Department of Social Work.

12 Jul 2014

Moves to encourage Singaporeans to make Lasting Power of Attorney

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced that it will waive its $50 application fee for registration of the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for two years from 1 September 2014 for Singaporeans.  At the same time, applications will be made easier with a simplified form and postal submission process.

07 Jul 2014

Child Development Co-Savings Scheme

Minister answers question by Mr Yee Jenn Jong, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament on Child Development Co-Savings Scheme

07 Jul 2014

Savings in Child Development Account

Minister answers question by Ms Lee Li Lian, MP for Punggol East SMC on savings in Child Development Account

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Assistance Schemes


Child Care / Infant Care Subsidy


The child care and infant care subsidy is to help parents to defray some of the cost of child care fees and to ensure affordability and accessibility of child care services to all that require the services.

ComCare Child Care Fees Assistance


If you need to place your child in a child care centre but have difficulties paying the fees, you may apply for help under ComCare.

Home Ownership Plus Education (HOPE) Scheme


Provides comprehensive benefits to young, low-income families who choose to keep their family small so they can invest in their children's future and break out of the poverty cycle.

Government-Paid Child Care Leave Scheme


Under this scheme, parents can take up to 6 days of paid childcare leave every year until their children turn 7 years old.

ComCare Assistance for those Permanently Unable to Work


Are you unable to work due to old age, illness or disability? And you can't get help from family members? Get cash grants, medical assistance and education assistance under ComCare.

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