About NCSS 30th Anniversary

Taking over the functions of the former Singapore Council of Social Service in 1992, we were formed with the mission of providing leadership and direction in social services against the backdrop of a changing social landscape. Throughout the 30 years, we work closely with our member social service agencies (SSAs) to design and develop solutions that address social needs and supported them to develop capabilities and capacities through funding programmes and services, developing schemes to strengthen sector manpower and raising funds for the sector through Community Chest.

Over the three decades, many stakeholders – SSAs, sector professionals, volunteers, partners, donors, funders, our Board members and staff – have partnered us to create greater impact in the work we do to serve the community. Read here for our President’s message to our partners.

With the pandemic accelerating many changes in the social service sector, we are on the cusp of a new phase where we can re-imagine and shape the next decade. As we transform the present and reimagine the future, we will continue to work together with our members to identify key social issues and gaps in the sector by placing those who require help at the heart of what we do. We also value the contributions from corporates and foundations to create collective impact and provide sustainable resources to address social needs. By joining hands to work as one, we will continue to strengthen the social service community to build an inclusive and caring society, where every person can live a life of dignity.