We believe in giving back and having a positive social and environmental impact on the communities around us.

Mediacorp’s approach to corporate responsibility reflects our role as a media company. We are a window to the world and a reflection of life. We serve everyone.

Addressing diverse challenges comes naturally to our company. We draw on a powerful and unique combination of assets: the talents and expertise of our staff, the reach of our multiple platforms, our star power and our network of partners. This is seen in the kinds of CSR activities that Mediacorp has undertaken over the years, including raising funds for those in need and those from disadvantaged backgrounds through our annual President’s Star Charity, increasing environmental awareness through Saving Gaia and rallying volunteers around a wide range of causes through Mediacorp Cares.

Our approach is seen not only in what challenges we take on, but how we tackle these challenges. We invite our staff to bring forth the causes they are passionate about and we empower them to take the lead on activities that make a difference to their causes, galvanising our staff volunteers behind them. In the process, we actively seek out partners from beneficiary organisations, businesses, schools and other groups in society, often collaborating with multiple groups.

For Mediacorp employees, our CSR approach is also underpinned by our core values: Respect, Teamwork and Drive. This nexus of talent, influence, partnership and values ensures continuous, positive outcomes for the communities we serve.

Community Engagement 03 - Module 4 Image 220563_1

Click here to view more Mediacorp Cares videos.


Mediacorp Enable Fund

Mission

The Mediacorp Enable Fund (MEF) aims to help build a society where people with disabilities are recognised for their abilities and lead full and socially integrated lives. ESM Goh Chok Tong is Patron of the fund.

About the Fund

MEF has its roots in TODAY Enable Fund (TEF), initiated by Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong in December 2016. Two years later and having raised over S$1 million, TEF converts into Mediacorp Enable Fund (MEF). ESM Goh continues to be MEF’s Patron.

The fund’s adoption of the ‘Mediacorp’ name reflects a significant scaling-up in efforts to an organisation-wide level. As MEF’s official media partner, Mediacorp is committed to using its creative capabilities, journalistic resources, staff and star power and the reach of its platforms to help build a society where citizens of all abilities have a place and a role to play.

SG Enable (SGE), an agency dedicated to enabling people with disabilities, is the MEF's administrator.

Beneficiaries

The MEF serves a broad segment, covering persons with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, physical impairment, hearing impairment and visual impairment. As of November 2018, Mediacorp and SG Enable have worked together to support close to 8,000 beneficiaries.

The MEF provides financial assistance to meet the last mile needs of persons with disabilities and better integrate them into the society. Specifically, the monies will be used to:

  • Fund their aspirations that are currently beyond their families’ financial means;
  • Fund transition programmes that help them to maximise their learning and work potential, and enable them to lead more independent lives;
  • Fund community integration efforts to build greater empathy and inclusion for persons with disabilities.

Children with special needs have latent potential waiting to be uncovered. This is only possible through exposing them to different activities at an early age, discovering what they enjoy and encouraging them to pick up new skills. It would be very helpful if families could tap the Mediacorp Enable Fund to enrol their children for sports, arts, or other programmes to realise their full potential

Madam Wong Seok Fun,
mother of two children with special needs


 

A message from the Fund's Patron

 


Everyone has some abilities, and this includes people born with disabilities. The latter may have talents like painting, music, and so on, but if not properly developed, their potential will not be realised.

While the main programmes are currently covered by the Government, there are still gaps, and this is where the fund can come in to give us the flexibility to help familiies in special areas.

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong


How you can help

(Tax deductions applicable for donations above $10)

BY CHEQUE
  • Write a cheque to “SG Enable Ltd – Mediacorp Enable Fund”
  • Mail it to: SG Enable Ltd, 20 Lengkok Bahru, #02-06, Singapore 159053
    (For tax deductions, write on the back of the cheque: your full name/company name, NRIC/Unique Entity Number, contact person, email and mailing address)
BY BANK TRANSFER
  • Donate via bank transfer to an account managed by SG Enable Ltd - Mediacorp Enable Fund;
    Bank Account No.: 0105872563
    Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited
    Bank Code/Branch Code: 7144/001
BY PAYNOW
  • Users of PayNow can login to their personal internet banking account and donate to SG Enable Ltd - Mediacorp Enable Fund (UEN: 200822425NMEF)
ONLINE
OTHERS
  • We accept all major credit and debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express. For credit card donations, please contact us by email or the Infoline provided.

Contact information

Infoline 1800 8585 885

Email enquiries@mediacorpenablefund.sg

INTRODUCTION

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong first mooted the idea of awards to recognise the achievements of persons with disabilities at Tote Board’s 30‌th Anniversary celebrations in February 2018. In response, Mediacorp and SG Enable launched the Goh Chok Tong (GCT) Enable Awards, supported by Mediacorp Enable Fund, in January 2019. The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of persons with disabilities, and motivate those with promise and potential to go the distance.

AWARD CATEGORIES

We seek nominations for the following awards:

  1. GCT Enable Awards (UBS Achievement) – no more than three recipients a year
    • To recognise and celebrate persons with disabilities who have made significant achievements in their own fields.
  2. GCT Enable Awards (UBS Promise) – no more than 10 recipients a year
    • To encourage and support persons with disabilities who have showed promise in their own fields towards greater excellence.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  1. GCT Enable Awards (UBS Achievement)
    • Nominees must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, 18 years of age and older.
    • Nominees must be persons with a permanent disability:
      • Autism Spectrum Disorder
      • Intellectual disability (IQ of 70 and below)
      • Physical disability
      • Hearing impairment
      • Visual impairment
    • Nominees must be persons of integrity and good character and show evidence of significant achievements in their own fields. Nominees should also have made significant contributions in their own fields and/or the community.
  2. GCT Enable Awards (UBS Promise)
    • Nominees must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, 12 years of age and older.
    • Nominees must be persons with at least one of the following permanent disability:
      • Autism Spectrum Disorder
      • Intellectual disability (IQ of 70 and below)
      • Physical disability
      • Hearing impairment
      • Visual impairment
    • Nominees must be persons of integrity and good character and show evidence of traits, inherent skills or abilities, or aptitude for honing a particular skill in their own fields. Nominees should have also made significant contributions in their own fields and/or the community.

VALUE OF AWARDS

The values of the awards are:

  1. GCT Enable Awards (UBS Achievement)
    • $10,000 to awardee
    • $5,000 to nominating organisation(s) that are Institutions of Public Character (IPCs) and Government educational institutions.
  2. GCT Enable Awards (UBS Promise)
    • $5,000 to awardee

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

  • Candidature for the awards is by nomination only.
  • All nominations must include testimonials of past achievements, character reference and supporting documents.
  • Shortlisted nominees will be invited to a tea session or an interview with the panel of judges.

Click here to access Frequently Asked Questions

APPLICATION PERIOD

Application period for GCT Enable Awards is from 15 January to 31 March 2019.

Application forms can be downloaded here:

  1. GCT Enable Awards (UBS Achievement) Application Form
  2. GCT Enable Awards (UBS Promise) Application Form

Kindly submit completed application form with supporting documents to GCTEA@mediacorpenablefund.sg by 31 March 2019.

AWARDS CEREMONY

Awardees and their nominators will be invited to the Awards ceremony to be held in July 2019. Details to come.

ENQUIRIES

For enquiries, please get in touch with us at:

  • GCT Enable Awards Administrator
  • c/o SG Enable Ltd
  • 20 Lengkok Bahru
  • #02-06
  • Singapore 159053

  • Email: GCTEA@mediacorpenablefund.sg
  • Tel: 1800-8585-885

Saving Gaia

Saving Gaia encourages all of us to take action today for a sustainable future. Gaia is the Ancient Greek personification of Mother Earth, and Saving Gaia is a call to conserve and protect our only home. What started as a documentary programme is now an established community initiative synonymous with environmental awareness.

Mediacorp commemorates Earth Day, World Environment Day and participates in International Coastal Clean-up Day, a worldwide day of action held every third Saturday of September, where staff members join hands to clean up stretches of beaches in Singapore and monitor pollutant levels.

Internally, Mediacorp adopts practices that encourage recycling, reduced consumption and responsible disposal. Mediacorp Campus in one-north is a recipient of BCA’s Green Mark Platinum Award, the highest award for green building certification. The building’s green features include a sky garden and a green wall to improve air quality, light shafts to bring in more day-light and green concrete and regenerative drives to utiliise kinetic energy from lifts. 

Our climate action pledge

Mediacorp enriches the lives of people in Singapore with content that informs, entertains and engages them. Our commitment to climate action is an important part of our community engagement. We aim to carry out our operations in ways that minimise our impact on the environment. At the same time, we strive to raise awareness of environmental issues and help people understand that protecting the environment is everyone’s responsibility.

Our climate action goals for 2018 

As part of our commitment to the Year of Climate Action, Mediacorp will undertake the following:

  • Continue to drive awareness and encourage action through Saving Gaia, our long-running environmental awareness programme. The programme includes an annual month-long campaign commencing World Environmental Day and regular beach cleaning by staff volunteers.
  • Maintain our Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark.
  • Eliminate single-use plastics at all Whole-of-Mediacorp events and Townhalls. At these events we will use only durable or biodegradable ware.
  • Reduce energy use by switching off air-conditioning on corporate floors (four floors) 15 minutes earlier each day.
  • Switch off our façade and signage lighting on Earth Day. 

Environmental Awareness 02 Environmental Awareness

Click here to view more Saving Gaia videos.