Because FAMILY matters. Our family is the anchor in our lives, bringing us love, joy and warmth. Our family supports us, keeps us rooted and gives meaning to our existence. A happy family does not just happen. It takes effort and commitment. FamilyMatters! empowers you with the resources, knowledge and skills to build a strong, happy family. We partner schools and community partners to bring these resources closer to you at each life stage. We also work with businesses to create a family friendly environment for you and your family.
From 1 Oct 2015, the link ‘www.familymatters.sg’ will no longer be available. For more information on FamilyMatters!, please refer to www.msf.gov.sg/familymatters
Through its FamilyMatters@Business initiative, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) encourages businesses to adopt strategies, infrastructure and services that cater to families. While families could benefit from family-friendly services and products, businesses could reap the rich potential of the family market. The initiative also aims to raise an awareness of and demand for businesses that cater to families.
WSQ Family-Friendly Service Training Courses
MSF has worked with NTUC LearningHub to develop two Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) training courses to equip service professionals with a better understanding of the needs of family customers and to enable them to enhance their family customers’ service experience.
- Demonstrate the Service Vision: Frontline service staff, such as receptionists, retail associates and cleaning staff, will learn how to deliver quality service to families with different needs, e.g. families with young children, seniors and persons with disabilities.
- Lead with Service Vision *coming soon*: Corporate leaders and service staff with leadership roles, such as business owners and service team leaders, will learn how to develop plans and strategies to make their businesses more family-friendly.
Please visit www.ntuclearninghub.com
for more information and to sign up for the courses. You may also contact NTUC LearningHub (firstname.lastname@example.org
; 6486 7802) or MSF (FamilyMatters@msf.gov.sg
) for further queries.
Businesses For Families Mark
The Businesses for Families Mark is a national accreditation programme. It gives further impetus for businesses to go the extra mile to cater to families. Businesses which meet specific standards relating to their Strategy, Service, Infrastructure and Business Outcomes (Results) will be awarded the Mark. For details of the Mark, please click here
equips parents and young adults with skills to nurture positive family relationships. We work closely with schools, parent support groups and parent volunteers so that parents can easily access family education programmes that help them better connect with their children. We also work with local universities that reach out to young adults, helping them improve their social and relationship skills.
For Primary/Secondary Schools/Junior Colleges
List of Schools on Board
Please click here to find out the respective MSF officer in-charge of your schools.
FamilyMatters@School Programme Menu
The new programme menu is now available. Please click here for a list of family education programmes for primary/secondary schools and JCs. Please refer to this webpage for periodic updates to the programme menu.
- Deadlines for document submissions: 29 July 2016 and 30 December 2016
- For April – December 2016 funding cycle, all payments must be made in IFAAS system and approved by school’s approving officer by 20 December 2016, 5pm.
Documents to be submitted
(For SPED schools, please refer to “Documents to be submitted for SPED schools”)
Documents to be submitted for SPED schools
SPED schools are required to use the following documents listed below for submission to MSF. Please note that the reimbursement claims must be made within a month. Please refer to the guidelines for more information.
Other Reference Documents
To find out more, please contact us at email@example.com.
FamilyMatters@School for Fathers
(The section below is only applicable for schools that are not on FamilyMatters@School programme)
The fathering movement in Singapore started in November 2009 with a bold mission by Dads for Life to ‘inspire, mobilise and involve fathers to become good influencers in their children’s lives for life’. The movement has gained traction over the years with extensive outreach into close to 300 schools and approximately 3,000 fathers per year.
With effect from 1 April 2014, Fathers@Schools programmes will be funded under MSF’s FamilyMatters@School.
Renamed “FamilyMatters@School for Fathers”, this funding for father-child bonding programmes will replace Fathers@Schools. All schools registered under Fathers@Schools will continue to be eligible to apply for funding under this re-named entity. Please click here for the funding criteria and quantum.
Please submit the reimbursement documents and claims within 8 weeks upon completion of event, using the documents below. Please mail the documents to:
Family Development Group
Ministry of Social and Family Development
20 Lengkok Bahru, #04-02
To find out more on FamilyMatters@School for Fathers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org using header “FamilyMatters@School for Fathers”.
Funding scheme to support Family Life Education Sector
The BuildingCapabilityforFamilyMatters funding scheme supports projects that seek to enhance the capability of the Family Life Education sector in Singapore through the following:
- Development of new family life education content
- Training to upgrade the skills of family life educators
- Research on family issues that contributes to family life programmes
For more information, please email email@example.com