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Community Chest, the fund-raising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), is facilitating the donations for COVID-19 under the auspices of The Courage Fund.

To donate to this fund, please go to

To apply for the schemes supported by this fund, please visit

For any queries on this donation drive, please email to or call 62102548 / 62102678 (0900 - 1800 hours weekdays)


Singapore experienced an extraordinary period during March to May 2003. Our nation was threatened by the unknown and deadly Severe Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus. Many fell victim to the virus and precious lives were lost.

Our healthcare workers were at the frontline tending to SARS patients and fought against the SARS virus to protect the nation. They held the fort with unflinching dedication and courage, at the risk of their own lives. Their dedication, selflessness and courage in fulfilling their duty brought honour to the healthcare profession and were a source of inspiration to the human spirit.

Amidst the uncertainty and difficult time, The Courage Fund was set up on 11 April 2003 as a fund-raising effort to provide relief to SARS victims and healthcare workers. It was jointly organized by the National Healthcare Group (NHG), Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), Singapore Medical Association (SMA), Singapore Nurses' Association (SNA) and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). The Fund was named in honour of our healthcare workers, especially those who had fallen or suffered in the battle against SARS.

The Fund drew an overwhelming outpour of support from the public. From the man in the street to government leaders, from young children to talented artistes, from small shopkeepers to big multinational corporations, from Singaporeans overseas to expatriate communities in Singapore, everyone united together to cheer our brave heroes in the healthcare. The Fund galvanized the entire nation and united all in steadfastness in the face of adversity.

The Courage Fund exists till today as a continuing tribute to healthcare workers.

President Halimah Yacob is the Patron-in-Chief of the Fund. The Fund has a Board of Directors chaired by Mdm Kay Kuok Oon Kwong (Chairman of NHG) and comprises representatives from the various joint organisers. The Fund Working Committee, chaired by Prof Philip Choo Wee Jin (Group Chief Executive Officer of NHG), comprises management representatives from National Healthcare Group.

Past Donations for SARS
Public $15.544 mil
Government Pledge $ 1.000 mil
Government Dollar Match $15.544 mil
For details on disbursement, please click here
The Courage Fund
is administered by
The National
Healthcare Group