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.
MANAGEMENT AND STRUCTURE
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
|Mr Melvyn Ong Su Kiat||Chief of Defence Force, Singapore Armed Forces||Chairman|
|Mr Tan Chee Wee||Chief of Staff - Joint Staff, Singapore Armed Forces||Vice-Chairman|
|Mr Ng Kin Yi||Director, Defence Finance Organisation, Ministry of Defence||Treasurer|
|Mr Ho Chin Ning||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
|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 2023. As an IPC, donations to the SCF shall be tax-deductible.
HOW TO DONATE
Donate to the SAF Care Fund and contribute to improving the lives of our beneficiaries today.
How to Donate:
Want to find out more?
SAF Care Fund Hotline: 6277 0561 (during office hours)
SAF Care Fund
5 Depot Road #06-09
Defence Technology Tower B