MSF to pilot mentoring programme for social enterprises

A social enterprise mentoring programme will be piloted by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in December, said the ministry in a statement on Monday.

The pilot will begin with five social enterprises for about eight months. The mentors and social enterprises are expected to work on specific areas such as marketing, strategic planning and business development.

MSF Minister Chan Chun Sing said: "(Corporations and private enterprises) can use their skills to help social enterprises become sustainable businesses. With mentoring and coaching support, social enterprises can strengthen their business management and organisational capabilities."

The programme is administered by social enterprise Empact and supported by the Social Enterprise Association, a national body that champions social entrepreneurship in Singapore.