Teamwork makes the dream work! Check out these groundups that are doing awesome things, and reach out to them if you'd like to connect.
KINDNESS | ENVIRONMENT | FOOD | DISADVANTAGED
This initiative aims to spread joy & bring smiles to others with whatever they do, be it volunteer work, acts of kindness or with their smiles! One of their many projects include running free pop-up grocery stores in various neighbourhoods to provide an avenue for residents, market vendors and community partners to redistribute their excess food to the underprivileged in the area.
3AM MUSIC COLLECTIVE
MENTAL HEALTH | ARTS
3am Music Collective is an initiative by a group of Singapore musicians of different ethnicity & age groups to create various genres of music, to give hope & show empathy to people with troubled minds. Through the music, they aim to spread awareness and acceptance of mental health conditions, in the hope of removing the stigma so those suffering can get help without fear or shame.
ADVOCATES FOR REFUGEES-SINGAPORE
HUMANITARIAN | ADVOCACY
Advocates For Refugees (AFR-SG) is a volunteer-led ground up movement promoting the humane and dignified treatment of displaced persons. As a community-driven initiative, they encourage Singaporeans and those living in Singapore to offer community-driven solutions that help ameliorate the causes and consequences of forced migration.
ARTISTS, HEALERS, ARTISANS
MENTAL HEALTH | ARTS | ADVOCACY
AHA aims to raise community awareness on art-making and art therapy practices as a tool for mental wellness management for healing and support. The dedicated team of local artists, art therapists and art educators leverage on various art forms for wellness and bonding through organising art workshops, events and activities for various age groups in Singapore.
BEYOND BROKEN BRAINS
HEALTH | ADVOCACY | DISABILITY
Beyond Broken Brains supports both traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers in their journeys post-accident. Started in 2014, this group offers sharing sessions to help survivors and caregivers better understand the complexities of this condition. The group also visits members at times to offer support.
POLITICAL LITERACY | EDUCATION | SINGAPOREANS
CAPE is an independent and non-partisan community of students aiming to foster active citizenry and facilitating accessible engagement for local civil society. They seek to raise consciousness and civic participation of fellow students and Singaporeans, building capacity for political literacy and providing avenues for Singaporeans to contribute constructively.
CHILLI FOR CHARITY
CAUSE-NEUTRAL | FUNDRAISING
Chilli for Charity is an initiative that aims to raise funds and awareness for other causes through food. Donors are encouraged to donate directly to the organisation Chilli for Charity is supporting. In return, donors receive a bottle of chilli sauce as token of appreciation.
COMPOSERS SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE
The Composers Society of Singapore (CSS), formed in 2007, is the national representative for Singapore to the Asian Composers League (ACL). Our vision: To be the steward for Singapore new music. Our mission: To foster the creation of new music in Singapore, and promote Singapore new music locally and abroad.
DAO KA CHIU
FOOD SECURITY | FOOD | DISADVANTAGED | HAWKERS
We're just a bunch of uncles getting together to bring some smiles to the lesser blessed! Our modus operandi is simple: get good local cuisine to those who have little to no access due to old age, weaker health or just less fortunate circumstances. This movement also aims to support our local hawker heroes who may be struggling amidst these difficult times.
DIVERT FOR 2ND LIFE
ENVIRONMENT | SUSTAINABLE LIVING | FOOD WASTE
Divert for 2nd life specialises in rescuing unsellable/unwanted items such as blemished food, uneaten cooked food leftovers, expired items etc. They are diverted for their best and highest use according to the food recovery hierarchy - food suitable for consumption is given to humans, and food not suitable for consumption is diverted for non-human consumption uses.
ELEVATE THE STREETS
SOCIAL MOBILITY | ARTS | CHILDREN & YOUTH
Elevate The Streets is a movement to uplift street subcultures. They partner with schools and youth organisations to deliver workshops and mentorships to youth, while teaching them street skills such as break dancing or graffiti. Being a group of bboys, pakour artists and DJs, they believe that subcultures can be a force for good, bridging the gap between society and the streets.
FRSK - FOOD RESCUE SENGKANG
Food Rescue Sengkang (FRSK) is a groundup initiative started in 2019, with a focus on sustainability. They want to be a catalyst for positive change, and strive to reduce food wastage in Singapore by rescuing ugly but edible foods that are being thrown away. FRSK's tagline reads: “Feed the people, Not the bins”.
VOLUNTEERISM | DISADVANTAGED | ENVIRONMENT
Good Karma is a volunteer group that seeks to add value with simple actions in the core belief that all change begins & ends with us. They create high impact and meaningful products and community service events that push the limits to redefine, repurpose and recreate value for the selected causes.
ANIMAL WELFARE | ADVOCACY
HAImony is a community initiative that aims to nurture positive Human-Animal Interactions for dogs and their owners by promoting positive-reinforcement dog training in Singapore. They aim to achieve this by creating a culture of learning about dog training and developing a support network within the community.
HO YEAH FESTIVAL
CULTURE | HERITAGE PRESERVATION
Ho Yeah Festival is a youth initiative to uncover and celebrate the lesser-known foods, customs, and stories of the Cantonese and Hakka in Singapore. The culture-themed festival includes curated programmes such as workshops, human libraries, tours, live band sing-alongs, and even a taste of our forefathers' disappearing foods.
I AM GREEN
ENVIRONMENT | SUSTAINABLE LIVING | ADVOCACY
I Am Green takes a three-pronged approach to combating climate change by encouraging the community to develop good recycling habits, creating awareness of climate issues and providing practical steps to reduce CO2 emissions for a more sustainable lifestyle. They run green campaigns in various towns and are on the active lookout for green volunteers to participate!
SOCIAL MOBILITY | EDUCATION | CHILDREN & YOUTH
Because every student can use a power-up! Jiayou Station aims to help students identified by schools and community centres through academic support, as well as guiding them as a mentor in both their aspirations and decisions. They aim to build a peer mentorship system and tap on the community's goodwill to share their experiences, helping students discover their direction in life.
KIDS LEARN CODE
EDUCATION | CHILDREN & YOUTH
Kids Learn Code aims to provide free coding lessons to all children (aged 7-12), regardless of their backgrounds. This will allow them to become active and engaged citizens in the future. Therefore, we want to provide them with access to computer science skills using our unique curriculum, which is engaging and insightful.
ENVIRONMENT | PLATFORMS | COMMUNITY GATHERINGS
LepakInSG runs a one-stop calendar listing environmental events and activities in Singapore, so anyone can see at a glance what is going on at any given day. They also organise face-to-face sessions for people to lepak together while learning about the environment, raising awareness and encouraging action. Crackling cross-pollination ensues.
DESIGN | PLATFORMS | NON-PROFIT COMMUNITIES
Making Meaning is a ground-up community initiative based in Singapore, hoping to bridge the gap between non-profits and creatives (like designers and writers) through skills-based volunteering opportunities. They run a forum-style platform that facilitates the listing of ad-hoc design projects required by non-profits that community members can then respond to and help.
PLACEMAKING | KINDNESS | NATIONAL IDENTITY
Meaningful Sunday is a "Day of Good" co-driven by a partner network of organisations, beneficiaries, sponsors, and volunteers from all walks of life in Singapore and the world.
Enjoy a Meaningful Sunday online at Telegram (@SGDiscuss) and offline at Ten Square, an award-winning "Landmark of Good" with Singapore's largest interactive billboard.
FAMILY COHESION | PLATFORMS | WOMEN & GIRLS
Mum Space has a vision where every mother is a mentor - first to their own child, and then to another fellow mother. It aims to create a social platform where mums can connect, create and celebrate! They hold monthly dialogues and cosy coffee chats to discuss pertinent topics and cross-share tips on parenting, building a network of mothers supporting each other.
OUTDOOR SPORTS KAKIS
SOCIAL INCLUSION | SOCIAL MOBILITY | SPORT
Outdoor Sports Kakis (OSK) is an inclusive community with volunteers (Kawans) from diverse backgrounds gathering to facilitate adapted outdoor programmes for individuals with Special Needs (Kakis). OSK aims to support Kakis in leading a healthy and active lifestyle, engage Kakis in learning and enjoying outdoor sports safely, and promote social inclusion through nature based experiences.
YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION
| MENTAL HEALTH | ADVOCACY
PleaseStay. Movement is an advocacy group founded by mothers united by the loss of their children to suicide. Since its launch in Oct 2019, the group has encouraged responsible dialogue about the rising youth suicide rates and the upstream issues of anxiety, depression and mental illness, calling for better coordination and more support to prevent suicide among young people.
SENIORS | SPORT | SOCIAL INCLUSION
Project Kalon is a ground up initiative started by youth looking to promote the sport of Pétanque to the elderly residents of Singapore. The project aims to both encourage a healthy lifestyle and combat the loneliness epidemic through playing the sport of Pétanque. Our vision is a bonded community of elderly residents united by a love for Pétanque.
ROSES OF PEACE
RELIGIOUS HARMONY | KINDNESS | VOLUNTEERISM
Roses of Peace is a youth-driven groundup that seeks to bridge the gap in interfaith discourse by connecting faith, service and diversity. They hope to inspire religious harmony in Singapore through meaningful dialogues with the community. They also hold structured training programmes to equip and empower youth to be change leaders and peace ambassadors.
SOCIAL INCLUSION | GARDENING | MIGRANT COMMUNITY
SayurStory is a ground-up initiative growing veggies and community together with foreign domestic workers (FDWs) & Singaporeans. They aim to build an inclusive community that invites both to engage in conversations and activities that promote personal and cultural exchange, based around food and the natural environment.
ENVIRONMENT | SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION
Sharetings is a hyper-local, peer-to-peer, waste reduction mobile marketplace that empowers individuals to make more environmentally conscious decisions by enabling them to share, swap, or save usable items instead of disposing of them or purchasing new ones.
DISABILITY | SOCIAL MOBILITY | SPORT
Soundball is tennis adapted to the needs of the visually impaired. Soundball Singapore aims to inspire the visually impaired to strive beyond their perceived limits. They hope to promote further awareness of this sport, with a goal for it to be included into the Paralympics. The sport is suitable for people of all ages and playing abilities, so reach out to join them!
STRINGS FOR KINDNESS
KINDNESS | ARTS | CHILDREN & YOUTH
Strings For Kindness is a ground-up movement by an ensemble of young string players who love to bring kindness to people through music! During performances, they inspire graciousness, through one kind act (and music playing) at a time. During rehearsals, they also encourage kindness and empathy, by playing as a team and sparing a thought for the people around them.
THE RED COLLECTIVE
FOOD SECURITY | FOOD | SUSTAINABLE LIVING
The Red Collective is a groundup dedicated to helping people who are facing food insecurities in Singapore. They collect food (including expired and excess stock) from various sources and re-distribute them to the right audience - which includes low-income communities, migrant workers, nursing homes, soup kitchens, and food waste reduction communities.
THE TAPESTRY PROJECT
MENTAL HEALTH | STORYTELLING | ADVOCACY
The Tapestry Project is a ground-up, community mental health online publication that educates, empowers and connects with readers through personal stories. They champion first-hand narratives of people and professionals touched by mental health challenges. They also run re:story workshops -- a strengths-based narrative expressive writing programme.
ENVIRONMENT | ADVOCACY | HOUSEHOLD GOODS
Inspired by how the recycling of toilet rolls, a form of clean waste, is such a simple process, ToiletRollSG hopes to promote the idea of “turning trash into treasure” in the circular economy. This youth activist initiative aims to collect 1 tonne of recyclable toilet rolls in Singapore, exchanging that for cash which will be donated to other environmental causes.
Unlocking ADHD was conceptualised in late 2019, as a response to the gap in information about Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). The team provides practical information and resources so that ADHDers are well equipped with strategies to identify their strengths and unlock their full potential. They hope to create a safe and supportive space for ADHDers to thrive.
WE ARE HEAR
SOCIAL INCLUSION | PEER SUPPORTER
We Are Hear (WAH) aims to destigmatize mental health by offering free listening sessions every 2 weeks, in informal and virtual spaces. They strive to build a community that is compassionate and empathetic, and nurture human connection by practising heart centered listening.
CHILDREN & YOUTH | BEFRIENDING
Yay Santa is a ground-up initiative started by 2 friends in 2015 with a simple aim of giving back to the society by reaching out to less-privileged children during the Christmas season annually. We hope to put a smile on their faces through customised gifts and bringing them out on outings by rallying support from our social circles, to contribute their time, money and talent.
COVID-19 | PLATFORMS | MIGRANT COMMUNITY
24asia is a migrant volunteer group actively working alongside local NGOs, organisations and agencies to support our migrant brothers - especially in the areas of mental health, training, entertainment, and empowerment. They support our migrant brothers in discovering their hidden talents and showcasing them.
SOCIAL MOBILITY | BEFRIENDING | CHILDREN & YOUTH
6th Sense is a volunteer-run groundup which befriends children 7 to 14 years of age at Kebun Baru. The team conducts fortnightly Saturday evening sessions, immersing in art often inspired by nature or following up on a child's inspiration. A second component is free play around the blocks and often involves playing at the AMK Bishan Park.
HEALTH | STORYTELLING | SENIORS
Ageless Online is a free online magazine for seniors that hopes to show you that age is really just a number! Read inspiring stories on active agers and find information on health, finance & products to help seniors live healthier and happier lives. True to their strength of storytelling, they also run several other community initiatives including FACEUP, Time Traveller and Makan with Seniors!
ASHA & CO
MENTAL HEALTH | FOOD | ARTS | WOMEN & GIRLS
Asha & Co is a community that promotes the mental wellness of women through cooking, art and community gatherings. Founded in 2015, the community creates safe spaces for like-minded individuals through a variety of skills, interests and experiences to build a healthy support system, while allowing them the opportunity to explore their greater potential.
MENTAL HEALTH | PLATFORMS | BEREAVED
Before Beyond empowers Singaporeans to navigate mortality-related issues confidently, be a source of comfort and guidance for people who are grieving, and inspire people to live better. Besides providing information and advice, they also organise activities for those terminally ill and facilitate meaningful dialogues around topics that are traditionally seen as "taboo".
BIG AT HEART
CAUSE-NEUTRAL | VOLUNTEERISM | CHILDREN & YOUTH
Big At Heart is a non-profit organisation which supports Women, Children, and marginalized communities-in-need, through volunteering, events, donations-in-kind, and fundraising. They also aim to serve as a bridge between volunteers & Social Service Offices, and donors & recipients.
CHILDREN & YOUTH | DISADVANTAGED | EDUCATION
Budding Minds is a youth-led voluntary organisation aimed at supporting underprivileged youth in Singapore. They collaborate with multiple community partners to provide academic support through one-to-one tutoring, mentorship, and enrichment programmes.
CASSIA RESETTLEMENT TEAM
SOCIAL INCLUSION | BEFRIENDING | DISPLACED
The Cassia Resettlement Team (CRT) is a community of people passionate about nurturing a caring and resilient society! They aim to mitigate social isolation and loneliness, starting in 2017 with those who were involuntarily relocated to Cassia Crescent, and have since evolved to support various communities in the neighbourhood, one door knock at a time.
CODE IN THE COMMUNITY
TECHNOLOGY | EDUCATION
| CHILDREN & YOUTH
Code In The Community (CITC) is a large scale coding programme to get children from disadvantaged backgrounds interested in coding. They run a programme in Singapore that provides disadvantaged children with free, multi-level coding classes, so those who show an interest in coding can progress to the next level.
COVID-19 | HOUSEHOLD GOODS | SERVICE OPERATORS
Contribute.SG helps fellow Singaporeans show that they have big hearts instead of hate and fear during the COVID-19 crisis. This initiative helps collect, contribute and support individuals and organisations who require essential items like masks, hand sanitisers and sanitising items.
DISABILITY | SOCIAL INCLUSION | SPORT
DB Hearts is a ground-up initiative that aims to make competitive dragon boating more accessible to everyone in Singapore. It was conceived in 2016 by a group of dragonboat veterans who desired a more inclusive and diverse sports scene, and is primarily run by a volunteer group of like-minded individuals with a passion for dragon boating.
FOOD RESCUE @ EVENTS (SINGAPORE)
ENVIRONMENT | FOOD | SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Started in 2017, this initiative aims to help event organisers reduce food waste through a food rescue Telegram group to co-ordinate rescue efforts. They also aim to create awareness on reducing food wastage through education and outreach.
VOLUNTEERING | SENIORS | INTERGENERATIONAL COHESION
Gen-Closer aims to increase the interactions with seniors especially from the younger generation to build stronger connections and lasting relationships between youths and seniors through interactive and cooperative activities such as Terrarium Making and Tote Bag Painting.
NEIGHBOURLINESS | PLATFORMS | HOUSEHOLD GOODS
A ground-up initiative to connect neighbours to bless and be blessed, GoodHood.SG runs a free platform for mobile-verified neighbours to share information, goods and services. They hope to bring neighbours closer and revive the kampung spirit in Singapore!
HER RISE ABOVE
ECONOMIC EQUALITY | SOCIAL MOBILITY
Her Rise Above is a volunteer-led initiative launched in 2019, which provides 1-to-1 business essential skills mentorship to women who would like to grow their home-based businesses but are facing financial instability and juggling caregiving responsibilities or health issues. Her Rise Above believes that empowering women leads to empowered families and communities.
HOMELESS HEARTS OF SINGAPORE
SOCIAL INCLUSION | BEFRIENDING | HOMELESS
Homeless Hearts of Singapore is a homeless outreach initiative, run by a team of volunteers who hope to inspire fellow Singaporeans to start their own small homeless outreach groups likewise. They take a relational approach in helping the homeless, befriending them and helping them get to the relevant social services.
SOCIAL INCLUSION | CULTURAL HARMONY | MIGRANT COMMUNITY
ItsRainingRaincoats is a simple initiative to spread kindness to migrant workers in Singapore! They aim to improve the lives of these migrant workers, building bridges to strengthen their integration into our broader community through the use of imaginative, innovative, authentic and nimble strategies.
KINDNESS | SOCIAL MOBILITY | CHILDREN & YOUTH
Founded in 2020, Kindheroes.club aims to enable young children between the ages of 3-18 to be change agents and make a difference in their communities. They offer a safe and collaborative platform for kids to explore various ways of doing good and being kind, engaging them in impactful activities that strengthen their social consciousness and emotional intelligence along the way!
LIGHTING HEARTS LIGHTING HOMES
SOCIAL INCLUSION | HOUSEHOLD GOODS | DISADVANTAGED
This initiative hopes to, in a small way, be able to spread cheer, love and respite from the daily humdrum and difficulties by visiting those in need and bringing to them homemade festive goodies, along with basic essentials and cash during festive sesasons. Through this humble gesture, they hope to reach out and remind those in need that they are not forgotten.
MASKS SEWN WITH LOVE
COVID-19 | CRAFT | HOUSEHOLD GOODS
Masks Sewn With Love is a community project to sew reusable cloth masks for our Singapore Nation. These masks sewn with love, by the community (volunteers) for the community, will be distributed to the vulnerable groups in shelter and homes, cleaners and domestic helpers; including vulnerable kids and their families within the respective estates.
MELLOW & TALE
MENTAL HEALTH | STORYTELLING | YOUNG ADULTS
Mellow & Tale is on a mission to provide accessible counselling and mental health support for young adults and professionals! Besides providing information and intervention, they are also a creative production studio, commissioning stories and projects that positively improve the representation of mental health in pop culture.
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS | PLATFORMS | EDUCATION
Openjio is a learning community of people who care about social issues in Singapore. Their vision is to build a strong community network engaging young people to learn about social causes and contribute back to society. Join their telegram channels, OpenJio and VolunteerJio to keep updated with events and volunteering opportunities in the social sector. Stay OPEN & JIO your friends!
PAY IT FORWARD
KINDNESS | EDUCATION | FOOD | VOLUNTEERISM
Pay It Forward’s objective is to create a more caring and sharing community through peer sharing and ground-up initiatives, so as to create a ripple effect by learning from one another and in turn giving back to the society. Besides providing free tuition to students and youth, the group also pays-it-forward through skills (hairdressing services) and food/meals for the needy.
PROJECT GET FLAMED!
DIGITAL INCLUSION | CHILDREN & YOUTH
Project Get Flamed! is an initiative which aims to raise awareness on the chain of reactions gaming has amongst gamers and their circle of relationships. They hope to empower youths to take the first step in building a more inclusive and positive gaming community.
SOCIAL INCLUSION | CRAFT | HOUSEHOLD GOODS
Project Wellness is a non-profit groundup set up in 2020 to distribute quality handmade masks to the community. Beyond masks, the group also believes in using their sewing skills for good by serving the sewing needs of others in the community.
SAGE (SHARING AND GAINING EXPERIENCES)
HIGHER EDUCATION | CAREER GUIDANCE
SAGE (Sharing And Gaining Experiences) is an online knowledge-sharing platform that aims to unlock one's lived experiences to learn from one another. SAGE is currently focused on empowering youths to make a more informed decision by tapping on a highly effective support system.
SG FOOD RESCUE
ENVIRONMENT | FOOD | SUSTAINABLE LIVING
SG Food Rescue brings together people passionate about reducing food waste in Singapore. Their main priority is food rescue and the redistribution of unwanted food. Besides vegetable rescues at wholesale centres, SG Food Rescue also restocks community fridges and supports soup kitchens.
SINGAPORE YOUTH FOR CLIMATE ACTION
ENVIRONMENT | VOLUNTEERISM | CHILDREN & YOUTH
SYCA is on a mission to meaningfully engage youths in climate action or environment-related volunteerism. Their promise is to provide climate change-related volunteering opportunities to youths in Singapore that can promote climate awareness, climate action, and environment-related volunteerism in Singapore.
SOCIAL MOBILITY | EDUCATION | BEFRIENDING | CHILDREN & YOUTH
STARdy Kaki is a ground-up, non-profit organisation that aims to reach out to the Taman Jurong Community and make education available for all, regardless of socio-economic backgrounds. They strive to provide mentorship and companionship to children who need it through free holistic education, including study assistance, value-based lessons and experiential outings!
SOCIAL MOBILITY | TECHNOLOGY | EDUCATION | WOMEN & GIRLS
TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. They believe that technology is meant to be accessible by all, and women can pick up how to code by taking part in their 10-week coding TechLadies Bootcamp, learning through creating products for NGOs under the guidance of volunteer coaches.
THE CODETTE PROJECT
SOCIAL MOBILITY | EDUCATION | TECHNOLOGY | WOMEN & GIRLS
The Codette Project is a non-profit ground-up initiative that aims to get more minority/Muslim women into technology. They are working towards long-term economic change for minority/Muslim women through developing tech skills, building a collaborative community as well as reclaiming narratives of success to include minority/Muslim women’s stories.
THE RESONANCE PROJECT
KINDNESS | ARTS | CHILDREN & YOUTH
The Resonance Project is a student-led initiative that runs music programmes for disadvantaged primary school children. Through igniting children with a passion for music, they strive to create opportunities for life-changing relationships. They pride themselves on being a tightly knit community, with the passion to serve!
ART | MENTAL HEALTH | ADVOCACY
ThisConnect.today is a mental health advocacy community set up to spark more conscious awareness and forward interventions on mental health, emotional wellness, and suicide prevention using experiential art and conscious dialogues. We want people to access their courage, love, and freedom in their beings to express their most authentic selves and live a life that truly matters.
U 3RD AGE
INTERGENERATIONAL COHESION | EDUCATION | SENIORS
U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age) is a community of seniors coming together to share learning experiences and social-cultural values. It organises activities for seniors to achieve active ageing and have fun in later life learning. U 3rd Age also creates a platform to connect with younger generations by sharing life experiences, family values, and personal stories.
DISADVANTAGED | FOOD | EMPOWERMENT
Uplift is a groundup that seeks to empower underprivileged communities in Singapore. We actively promote diversity and inclusion by providing food and other necessities to our beneficiaries: low-income families and women from ethnic minority backgrounds. Our Uplift model uses 100% of our funds for donations. Allyship takes action.
WELCOME IN MY BACKYARD
CULTURAL HARMONY | SOCIAL INCLUSION | BEFRIENDING | MIGRANT COMMUNITY
Welcome In My Backyard (WIMBY) is a volunteer-run campaign that raises awareness in relation to Migrant Workers (MWs), with the primary aim of humanising MWs in the local community's eyes. They're on a mission is to mobilise all of Singapore society to create a safe space for our MW friends, with the wider goal of normalising relations between MWs and Singaporeans.
ARTISTIC LITERACY | ARTS | CHILDREN & YOUTH
YouthHarmony strives to create a vibrant music scene in Singapore, starting from youths. They want to connect youth musicians to the industry and provide a platform for them to gain opportunities for performance, learning, and growth. They also want to make music easily accessible to everyone regardless of their background, education, race, language, or religion.
KINDNESS | ARTS | SENIORS
Art:Connect is a student-led initiative with the objective to connect student/youth art and healthcare. They hope to spread awareness of the use of art in the healing process and create an uplifting environment not only for the patients and residents but also the wonderful staff working in these healthcare centres and nursing homes.
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES SINGAPORE
HEALTH | BEFRIENDING | ADVOCACY
Autoimmune Diseases Singapore seeks to share information about autoimmune diseases relevant to Singapore and the Asian region. They currently run an informal support group for those diagnosed with autoimmune diseases and living in Singapore, with a closed Facebook group facilitating online sharing of knowledge and experiences living with autoimmune diseases.
BLESSINGS IN A BAG
ECONOMIC EQUALITY | SOCIAL MOBILITY | SOCIAL INCLUSION
Blessings in a Bag is a volunteer-powered community that believes every child has a right to opportunities, loving support and space to build their dreams. They journey with children and youth in Singapore so that they may grow into resilient, compassionate and emotionally intelligent individuals who uplift their communities.
SOCIAL MOBILITY | ARTS | EX-OFFENDERS
CANVAS is a community of artists, navigating through life, and adding value to society. The community welcomes aspiring artists formerly trained at Visual Arts Hub in the Changi Prison Complex during their period of incarceration, and work in tandem with volunteer artists and mentors from the wider community to support the ex-inmates in both art and life.
CHILD BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT (SINGAPORE)
BEREAVED | BEFRIENDING | CAREGIVERS
CBSS is an informal network of bereaved parents who have all found that meeting other bereaved parents has provided invaluable support. They provide support and friendship through a 'befriending' network, hold monthly support meetings, and maintain a website of resource and information to help bereaved parents find their way through their loss.
COMMUNITY E-FILING SERVICE GROUP
GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE | ACCOUNTING | SERVICE OPERATORS
This annual initiative assists taxi drivers, private hire vehicle drivers, hawkers and other freelancers who face difficulties in e-filing their taxes due to language barriers or difficulties in understanding our tax system.
CHILDREN & YOUTH | SOCIAL MOBILITY
CSG (Coordinate.sg) is an online platform that helps youths discover and develop their passions. They share a wide variety of events/resources, such as workshops, competitions and grants, to help youths gain meaningful experiences to explore their interests or to further their pursuits.
CULTURAL HARMONY | EDUCATION | BEFRIENDING
Diverse Origins is a learning community that encourages the sharing of various cultures and experiences that people from all walks of life may have. In the grander vision of things, they hope to overcome ethnocentrism and encourage the appreciation of the vast bounty of cultures worldwide through skills training support focusing on cross-cultural literacy.
EDUCATION | SOCIAL MOBILITY | SOCIAL INCLUSION
EduHopeSG is a consultation-based initiative, driven by the desire to provide affordable education for all. They aim to leverage peer-to-peer tutoring, and act as the imperative bridge between tutees and voluntary tutors. Additionally, they strive to provide additional support through informative studying tips!
SOCIAL MOBILITY | CHILDREN & YOUTH
Founded in 2021, Forte360 is a pro-bono initiative which aims to serve primary and secondary school students from lower-income background. Partnering with non-profit organisations, Forte360 creates a customised programme for each student - to equip them with hard skills, soft skills and socio-emotional skills, and allow them to adapt to the ever-changing job market better.
INTERGENERATIONAL COHESION | HEALTH | SENIORS
GenLab Collective is a ground-up initiative seeking to empower seniors through intergenerational efforts! They aim to do so through exploring fun and exciting ways to share our senior's knowledge, creating an environment for meaningful exchange to take place among seniors and youths while improving the overall health of seniors in the process.
ENVIRONMENT | PLATFORMS | SUSTAINABLE LIVING
GreenCheck is a platform that pushes for regenerative climate action by redirecting resources to Most Affected Peoples and Areas (MAPA) and fostering community. In an effort to advance climate justice, GreenCheck supports community-led groups with funding, network creation, and capacity enhancement.
HEY, YOU GOT MAIL!
SOCIAL INCLUSION | CRAFT | SENIORS
Hey, You Got Mail! spreads good vibes to your loved ones and nursing home seniors via personalised handmade cards! This initiative aims to help reduce the risk of loneliness from social isolation through the delivery of high-quality, hand-made cards, bringing a smile to the faces of our beloved elderly in Singapore.
SOCIAL MOBILITY | EDUCATION | CHILDREN & YOUTH
Hopefull is a ground-up initiative that creates, gathers, and provides engaging educational resources for children and youth from low-income families by collaborating with our network of local expertise. On top of regularly sending Tinker kits to over 600 children, they also organize Tinker IRL to bring the learning to life and are piloting a multisport x mentorship program for teens.
JC STARTER PACK
EDUCATION | CHILDREN & YOUTHS | SOCIAL MOBILITY
JC Starter Pack is an online academic resource bank aimed at tackling educational inequality. It provides academic notes and tips from high performing students, as well as crucial information on JC life, academics and extracurricular opportunities to help students prepare for and excel in JC.
KEEPING HOPE ALIVE
SOCIAL INCLUSION | BEFRIENDING | DISADVANTAGED
Keeping Hope Alive is a community that shares a common goal: the love of humanity! They work with the less privileged in Singapore, focusing on providing better quality of life and most importantly, to keep hope alive for them. Every Sunday, they visit low-income families living in rental flats to provide assistance, with the belief that behind every door is a story.
DIGITAL INCLUSION | IMPACT MAXIMISATION | TECHNOLOGY
Lateral Consulting is a social impact consultancy with a keen passion to help the social service sector to improve their strategies. They provide pro-bono consulting services to non-profit organisations and social enterprises, with the goal of increasing the social impact they deliver to their beneficiaries.
LOVE KUCHING PROJECT
ANIMAL WELFARE | CATS
Love Kuching Project is a cat rescue group in Singapore run by volunteers. They help injured or chronically-ill stray cats by administering care and shelter to them and also provide care and adoption opportunities for neo-natal kittens that have been rescued, socialised and prepared to be homed.
MATCHSTICKS OF IMH
MENTAL HEALTH | SOCIAL INCLUSION | BEFRIENDING
Matchsticks of IMH hopes to ignite the passion to serve the mental health community in others, in order to spark a difference as we move toward being a more inclusive society. Established in 2014, the group devotes their time weekly to serving the needs of our special friends at the long stay wards in the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
SOCIAL MOBILITY | CHIDLREN & YOUTH
Mentorshub is social mentorship initiative set up by a team of like-minded PMEBTs (Professionals, Managers, Executives, Businessmen and Technicians) whose passion is in enhancing the capabilities and opportunities of young adults. We are an aggregator of mentors and facilitators of mentees.
OUR SINGAPORE REEFS
ENVIRONMENT | ADVOCACY | ANIMALS
Our Singapore Reefs (OSR) was established in 2017 by a community of divers who loves Singapore's coral reefs. They aim to promote awareness of Singapore's marine biodiversity, provide a platform for academics, businesses, NGOs and agencies to work together, and empower the public with means to conserve and protect Singapore's reefs.
PENPALS IN THE COMMUNITY
SOCIAL INCLUSION | CRAFT | SENIORS
Everyone loves surprises right? And receiving a letter or parcel in our mailbox never fails to make us smile. Penpals in the Community is an initiative that hopes to use letter-writing as a platform to connect seniors and the younger generation, hoping to bring seniors some joy by sending them handwritten letters or cards.
KINDNESS | BEFRIENDING | CHILDREN & YOUTH
Project GIVE is run by 3 mothers, 2 of whom are caregivers to special needs children and the other working in the medical field, along with a team of volunteers. They currently work with the Homecare teams of various hospitals to GIVE joy, cheer and love to children with chronic illnesses who are home-bound.
SOCIAL MOBILITY | ADVOCACY | MIGRANT COMMUNITY
Sama Sama aims to redefine the image of low wage migrant workers and enhance support systems which enable migrant workers to pursue their aspirations. What started as a 3-day awareness campaign has grown into a community of passionate individuals and volunteers from the migrant community who have created change for themselves and those around them.
SG QO SUPPORT GROUP
COVID-19 | FOOD | PLATFORM
SG Quarantine Order Support Group is a groundup initiative started in Sep 2021, to assist citizens with COVID-19 Quarantine related queries. The groundup has since expanded its scope with delivery of meals or groceries to citizens under quarantine, and low-income families who require support.
SKILLS FOR GOOD
VOLUTEERISM | PLATFORMS | NON-PROFIT COMMUNITIES
Skills for Good is a community of passionate individuals seeking to give back to the community and social sector. We provide a one-stop skilled volunteer matching platform where skilled volunteers are best matched to projects with social organisations, enabling social organisations to meet their strategic goals through our skilled volunteer pool.
MENTAL HEALTH | SUICIDE PREVENTION | EDUCATION | BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Stigma2Strength Singapore raises awareness about suicide and mental health conditions, addressing and educating on topics of suicide, suicide prevention and stigmas surrounding mental health through the perspective of "Lived-Experience". They utilise research-based narratives to achieve its mission of "One Life Lost Is One Too Many, One Life Saved Is All Worth It".
THE ACHIEVERS - FRIENDS OF IMH
MENTAL HEALTH | BEFRIENDING | ADVOCACY
The Achievers – Friends of IMH is a non-profit, non-religious volunteer group established in 1999 that is striving towards a society without mental illness stigma. They work with our special group of people with mental disabilities at the IMH (Institute of Mental Health), befriending and bringing joy to the long-stay patients by organising ward visits and activities.
THE GIVING COLLECTIVE
FOOD SECURITY | FOOD | DISADVANTAGED
The Giving Collective actively redistributes excess perishable goods in their bid to alleviate hunger and create better health for people in need. They want to ignite the community to channel resources to those in need, giving people the opportunity to achieve better lives for themselves and their loved ones.
THRIVE SOCIAL CONSULTING
SOCIAL CONSULTING | CAUSE-NEUTRAL
Thrive Social Consulting is a ground-up initiative providing pro-bono consulting services for local non-profit organisations and social enterprises. Our purpose is to create enduring social impact with our partners through co-creating implementable solutions, allowing them to thrive in an evolving landscape.
EDUCATION | HIGHER EDUCATION
UniBridge aims to bridge the existing resource gap between Singapore students and universities abroad. In improving access to critical overseas education information, they are dedicated to facilitating the growth of ambitious students, and forging global connections of tomorrow.
VOLUNTEER GUITAR CONNECTION
KINDNESS | ARTS | DISADVANTAGED
Volunteer Guitar Connection believes that no one should be deprived of the joy of music regardless of their background or circumstances. That's why this group of individuals passionate about music and helping others are bringing the joy of music to the less privileged at various social service agencies and charities in Singapore.
WORK LIVE DIGITAL!
SENIORS | TECHNOLOGY | EDUCATION
Work Live Digital! is a community-based project that provides low-income seniors (aged 50 and above) with free computer classes and opportunities to further their skills after the classes. Through this project, Work Live Digital! aims to close both the digital and generational divides between the younger and older generations.