Singapore Hotel Association establishes financial aid for hotel staff

The Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) has teamed up with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Foundation to establish a S$300,000 (US$225,818) industry-led Compassion Fund for hotel employees in Singapore.

In 2021, SHA had commemorated its 60th anniversary with a pledge of S$150,000 to render emotional and financial assistance for employees in need within the industry, in support of SBF Foundation’s call for trade associations to care for employees in need within the industry.

From left: Singapore Business Federation Foundation’s Janet Ang; Singapore Hotel Association’s Margaret Heng and Kwee Wei-Lin at the launch of the Compassion Fund

SHA’s donation was then matched dollar-for-dollar to set up the SHA-SBF Foundation Compassion Fund.

“Beyond financial assistance, the fund serves as a safety net for our colleagues, providing a sense of security and assurance that SHA and our members are here to support them in times of need,” said Kwee Wei-Lin, president of SHA.

“It will alleviate emotional stress during personal crises, which is crucial in maintaining mental wellness and service excellence at the hotels. Through caring for our own colleagues, this would further amplify our industry’s commitment to care for employees in need,” Kwee added.

SHA, which represents the collective voice of 160 hotel members in Singapore, will inform members how this fund can complement their support system for eligible employees.

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