Raise defines Social Enterprises (SEs) as business entities set up with clear social goals; and where there is clear management intent and resources allocated to fulfil their social objectives.

Social entrepreneurship in Singapore is still in its early days.Social enterprises provide business solutions to address unmet and emerging social needs and gaps. They have the potential to make a difference, create value and solve social challenges in sustainable ways. SEs have grown to become part of a broader system to address social needs. In an emerging trend, they also fulfil the aspirations of a new generation of Singaporeans who are passionate to do good through means other than charities, and as a part of their daily lives.

Check out our resources page for useful publications, toolkits and links to get you started on your social enterprise journey!


Something for every Social
Entrepreneur and Enterprise

We aim to build the pipeline for the social enterprise sector and improve the capacity and capabilities of our social enterprises in running their business and creating their social impact.



Understanding Social Entrepreneurship




Social Enterprise Development
Fundamentals Workshop

This interactive and experiential 2-day introductory session is suitable for anyone who would like to know more about social entrepreneurship. Learn how to create meaningful social impact through the design thinking process, understand how social enterprises use the Social Enterprise Model Canvas to align social impact and financial sustainability as well as measuring social impact through the raiSE Social Value Toolkit.

For Social Service Agencies (SSAs), corporations or any other organisations, raiSE also provides customised workshops to equip your team and stakeholders with practical skills for social innovation and social entrepreneurship, so you can effectively create sustainable impact to the community.


raiSE REIMAGINE Programme

REIMAGINE is a 6-month programme designed for Social Service Agencies (SSAs) to develop their Social Enterprise (SE) initiatives without the need to spin off a separate business entity and for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to incorporate social impact strategically into their business and develop products and services to meet social needs.



LeapForGood is a programme designed to help passionate change-makers take thoughtful and innovative ideas and turn them into real and sustainable business solutions. Join us as a participant, or a research, outreach, implementation or knowledge partner to address emerging social needs in Singapore.


Industry Circles

This is a series of dialogue sessions that feature thought leaders or insight pieces from key industries about emerging trends, best practices and collaboration between social enterprises and stakeholders