The Central Singapore Community Development Council (CSCDC) has set aside S$250,000 for two years in a Do-Good Fund to encourage volunteers to do their part for residents in the Central Singapore District.
The CSCDC will fund up to S$10,000, or 80 per cent of a voluntary project’s cost, whichever is lower. The Do-Good Fund was launched by Mayor of Central Singapore District Denise Phua at Raffles Institution on Tuesday (Feb 10).
Also in the works is an initiative called Giraffe Singapore, which will recognise individuals who made an extra effort to contribute to society.
It hopes that by sharing the stories of those individuals, others will be inspired to do the same. The project, which originates from the United States, has speakers from the US Giraffe Heroes Project giving week-long talks in schools and to members of the public.
“The Do-Good Fund and Giraffe Singapore are ways by which Central District is hoping to enable citizens to become part of the solutions,” said Ms Phua. “To identify, to help find innovative solutions, and ways by which we want to support them.”