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SAF Care Fund

  • INTRODUCTION

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Care Fund is set up to provide additional support to SAF servicemen who are severely disabled due to military service, over and above MINDEF's existing compensation and welfare frameworks. The Fund enables members of the public to make contributions and show their support to injured servicemen.

    Under MINDEF's existing compensation framework, injured servicemen will receive a lump sum compensation based on the degree of permanent disability sustained. The amount is doubled for disabilities that result from military training or operations. Additional amounts are also provided to servicemen with total permanent disability who require constant care.

    MINDEF will also pay for all medical expenses for the treatment of injured servicemen at government/restructured hospitals or clinics. This includes the costs of medical supplies and equipment, counselling and psychological care for as long as required by the servicemen.

    MINDEF and SAF provide a broad range of welfare support to assist injured servicemen and families of deceased servicemen. Under the SAF Benevolent Fund, several types of welfare grants are provided.

    Over and above the existing frameworks, the SAF Care Fund provides additional financial support to severely disabled servicemen who require long term care and support. The SAF Care Fund will rely on monies donated by the public and MINDEF will provide a one-for-one matching grant.

  • The SAF Care Fund is set up as a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) with an Institution of Public Character (IPC) status. It is managed in accordance with the Code of Governance for Charities and Institutions of Public Character issued by the Charity Council. There is a governing board to oversee the administration and management of the SAF Care Fund. The board comprises MINDEF and SAF personnel as well as independent directors.

    SAF Care Fund Board of Directors

    Name Appointment Board Appointment

    Mr Neo Kian Hong

    Permanent Secretary (Defence Development), Ministry of Defence

    Chairman

    Brigadier-General Kelvin Khong Boon Leong

    Chief of Staff - Joint Staff, Singapore Armed Forces

    Vice-Chairman

    Mr Ng Kin Yi

    Director, Defence Finance Organisation, Ministry of Defence

    Treasurer

    Mr Lee Chung Wei

    Director, Manpower Division, Ministry of Defence

    Board Secretary

    Mr Leong Chee Keen, Edward
    Chief Executive Officer, SAFRA National Service Association Director
    Mr Lau Thiam Beng Deputy President (Operations) and President (Defence Business), Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited
    Director
    Mr Lim Kok Eng Representative, Lee Foundation Director
    Mr Richard Kuppusamy President, Disabled People's Association Director

    The SAF Care Fund is registered as a charity under the Charities Act and approved as an IPC till 31 Mar 2020. As an IPC, donations to the SCF will be tax-deductible.

  • 16 Nov 2013    SCF had been selected as one of the beneficiaries for the fund-raising efforts of the SAFRA Building Bonds Project.

                            SAFRA Mount Faber will be selling LEGO bricks to SAFRA members and members of the public from 16 Nov 2013

                            to 4 Jan 2014. A LEGO mural will be built for this fund-raising event. Cash donations from individuals and cash

                            sponsorship from corporate organisations will also form part of the donation receipts. “SAFRA Building Bonds Project

     

    12 Mar 2013    Minister for Defence announces that MINDEF will provide a matching grant to support the SAF Care Fund:

                           Speech by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Committee of Supply Debate 2013

     

    12 Mar 2013    Fact Sheet: The SAF Care Fund

     

    25 Jan 2013    Minister for Defence announces the setting up of the SAF Care Fund:

                           Defence Minister's Journey with MINDEF/SAF: Hope, Care and Recovery (MINDEFsg facebook)

  • Members of the public who would like to make enquiries &/or to donate to the SAF Care Fund can call the SAF Care Fund hotline at 6277 0561 (during office hours on weekdays) or send an email to saf_care_fund@defence.gov.sg

Last updated on 12 Apr 2018