The Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE) was set up in 2015 to develop the social enterprise sector in Singapore.

As a sector developer, we seed and nurture new enterprises by providing advisory services, programmes, training and resources. We enable existing social enterprises to grow and become sustainable by providing financing options, capacity building and mentorship. Where possible, raiSE seeks to connect with social enterprises and intermediary bodies in the region and share best practices with each other. We also raise awareness of what a social enterprise is and their contributions to the society, as well as the goods and services they provide.

As a membership body, raiSE supports over 400 social enterprise members in their social enterprise journeys, from set-up to growth and expansion.

Ultimately, raiSE hopes to bring together the larger community of social enterprises, aspiring social entrepreneurs, supportive organisations and individuals through our various programmes, initiatives and events to help build a vibrant social enterprise sector. Through our work within our social enterprise family and our growing networks, our goal is for the local social enterprise sector to be an active part of a more caring and inclusive society in Singapore.

 

Our vision

Sustainable social enterprises for a caring and inclusive society in Singapore

 

Our mission

raiSE awareness on social entrepreneurship

raiSE support for social enterprises

Identifying Emerging & Unmet Social Needs

Identifying Emerging & Unmet Social Needs

Together with the National Council of Social Service and other stakeholders, we will look to identify and better understand emerging and unmet social needs and widen the diversity of social impact created.

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Advisory Services

Whether you are an existing social entrepreneur or new to the sector, our advisors can help you chart the next steps of your SE journey. Through our links with social sector agencies, raiSE hopes to encourage collaboration and sharing of information between social enterprises and voluntary welfare organisations as well as other players in the social sector. Get in touch with us to schedule a business advisory session!

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Funding Support

raiSE offers a range of funding options, including grants and investment across different stages of growth. Check out the LeapForGood programme, VentureForGood grant call or raiSE Impact Finance for more!

Capacity Building Programmes

Capacity Building Programmes

raiSE curates talks, workshops and training by industry experts covering a range of topics, from marketing and public relations, to legal and finance. These events are offered exclusively to raiSE members.

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SE Events & Networking

We organise meaningful opportunities to meet like-minded individuals in the sector. Stayed tuned to our events calendar, or subscribe to our newsletter and be updated on the latest happenings!

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The premiSE

A shared office space in collaboration with Singapore Pools which aims to encourage networking and collaborative opportunities within the sector by housing social enterprise start-ups from different industries in the shared office space. If you are a social enterprise looking for office spaces, do get in touch with us!

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Social entrepreneurs are mavericks. But nothing great is achieved without a touch of madness.

- Alfie Othman, Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise, raiSE Ltd