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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What is the Grow B.I.G Programme?

The raiSE Grow B.I.G. (Grow in Business, Impact, Good) programme is an exciting initiative to enable social enterprises to embark on a growth journey to achieve success.

Participating social enterprises will be guided through a lite Organisational Health Check to define where they are now, what are their business opportunities/growth barriers and key capability development critical to achieve sustainability. They will be supported by strategy coaching to develop robust growth roadmaps and provided with implementation guidance on growth-oriented projects.



Programme Outcomes

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Support ambitious social enterprises to achieve growth objectives

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Enhance the organisational capabilities to increase their social impact and financial performance

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Create a platform for growth-stage social enterprises to learn and grow together with their unique challenges and growth plans.



Who Should Apply?

Recommended for growth stage SEs with the ambition to scale their businesses. This programme is only open to raiSE Social Enterprise members.



From Survivability To Sustainability with the Grow B.I.G. Pivot Programme

The Grow B.I.G. Pivot Programme COVID-19 edition is a targeted consultancy programme to help you survive the present and emerge stronger to sustain your business and impact. The programme seeks to help social enterprises stay afloat and survive through cost and resource management, as well as to re-strategize and pivot to new opportunities to achieve Sustainability.

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The outcomes of this programme are

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Identify new revenue streams to future-proof the company beyond COVID-19

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Enhance the organizational capabilities and retain current workforce.

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 Define roadmap for strategic growth.


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