Common based flagship programmes

 

About the WeCare Arts Fund @ CDC

The WeCare Arts Fund is a grant scheme in partnership between the five CDCs and the National Arts Council (NAC). The fund aims to support Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) by engaging their beneficiaries through the arts. The five 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.

Activities supported by the Fund

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

Who is the Fund for?

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

Download the Application Form

Download the Evaluation Form

All evaluation forms are to be submitted within 2 months of completion of the project or programme.

 

Objective of the SME Centres @CDC

The SME Centres @CDC were established in 2013 to provide heartland 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 five 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.

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, 18 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 ProBonoServices@lawsoc.org.sg.
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.

About the Law Awareness Weeks @ CDC (LAW @ CDC)

LAW @ CDC was started by the five CDCs and Law Society of Singapore 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. The talks cover topics such as cyber bullying, family law, end-of-life issues, consumer protection, and protection from harassment and are customized based on the needs of the residents.

The collaboration has since reached out to about 3,600 residents through 85 talks. Over 300 Law students from the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University were also involved in the organizing of the launch event and the legal talks.

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Workshops

In July 2017, the CDCs and the National University of Singapore (NUS) piloted a series of LPA workshops. Students volunteers, together with volunteer lawyers educated some 250 residents on the importance of making an LPA and completed 30 LPA certification.

 

Following the amendment to the consumer protection (fair trading) act to strengthen consumers’ protection and enhance measures against errant retailers, the CDC partnered the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) to organise ten consumer awareness talks across the five districts annually over three years.

As shared by Mayor Low Yen Ling, " The launch of Consumers’ Rights Awareness talks across the five CDCs will reach out to the heartlands and help residents better understand what are the rights of a consumer, the responsibilities of retailers, as well as the avenues of recourse or mediation".

A nutritious diet is essential to the health and development of every child. Recognising the importance to help parents provide the needed nourishment for their young children, the five CDCs and NTUC FairPrice Foundation launched a milk fund on 11 February 2017 to provide $1.5 million worth of milk vouchers for up to 7,500 children from low-income families.

CDCs will identify eligible families and distribute the milk vouchers. Toddlers six months to three years old will receive $200 milk vouchers while children aged four to six will receive $100 milk vouchers to purchase milk powder at FairPrice outlets and Warehouse Club.

 


For coordination work under Office of the Mayors,
please write to Group Director (Partnership Cluster). Visit the Government Interactive Directory at

HTTP://APP.SGDI.GOV.SG/PARTNERSHIPCLUSTER.