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!

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The SE Fellowship Programme aims to support social enterprises in improving their capabilities and financial sustainability through curated matching with experienced professionals interested to contribute to the social enterprise sector, for a 4 – 6 month engagement.


Target Programme Outcomes for SEs

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Improved processes for long term sustainability

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Increased revenue

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Reduced operational costs



There are two types of engagements structured under this programme:

(i) Fellowship engagement: A 4 to 6 month-long engagement between an SE and a Fellow, with frequent and regular mentoring sessions to achieve concrete and targeted milestones for growth;

(ii) Mentorship engagement: A 6 month-long engagement between an SE and a Mentor, where the SE receives light-touch guidance and feedback from the Mentor on a monthly basis.

Programme application is open throughout the year.




For Social Enterprises



Who should join the programme?

    • SEs facing urgent challenges in multiple areas and seeking advisory for business turnaround 

    • SEs that require specific interventions in 1 – 2 areas to improve performance (e.g. marketing, HR, operations, financial management)

    • SEs facing urgent challenges in multiple areas and seeking advisory for business turnaround 

    • *Please note that this programme is only open to raiSE Social Enterprise members.

Why should you join?

Social enterprises will be able to:

    • Learn from the knowledge, skillsets and expertise of experienced industry practitioners

    • Leverage on the wide networks of our Fellows/Mentors for new collaborations and business opportunities

    • Receive implementation credits usable with pre-approved vendors to execute solutions arising from the programme (for Fellowship engagements only)


For Corporate Professionals

For this upcoming run, there are two roles available:

(i) raiSE Fellow -Able to take on both Fellowship and Mentorship engagements;

(ii) raiSE Mentor -Able to take on only Mentorship engagements.

Participating Mentors/Fellows will be able to:

  • Give back to society by supporting social enterprises, helping to scale their impact through improved business models;
  • Gain new insights and perspectives from working on the unique challenges and opportunities presented to SEs with a double bottom-line;
  • Develop empathy and understanding about social issues and emerging needs.


We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Experienced in business turnaround, business strategy, financial management, operations management, marketing/sales, digitalization/IT;
  • Passionate about addressing social/environmental issues;
  • Eager to share your knowledge and nurture budding social entrepreneurs to help them overcome bottlenecks and challenges in their SEs;
  • Able to commit to a mentoring engagement at least once a month for a period of 4-6 months, and
  • Have at least 5 years of professional working experience and some experience working with start-ups, SMEs, SEs or social service agencies.


Fellow and Mentor application for the current run of the programme is currently closed.

Apply now