New Code aims to foster a more trustworthy and safer giving environment with strong public support.
1In this context, the term “Commercial Fund-raiser” is governed by the definition in Regulation 13(1) of the FR, which states:
In this Part, “commercial fund-raiser” means
(a) any person (apart from a charitable institution) who carries on a fund-raising business; or
(b) any other person (apart from a person excluded by virtue of FR. Reg 13(2)) who for reward solicits money or other property for the benefit of a charitable institution, if he does so otherwise than in the course of any fund-raising venture undertaken by a person falling within sub-paragraph (a).
“Person” includes any company or association or body of persons, corporate or unincorporated.
2All fund-raising appeals (including those conducted online) in Singapore for charitable, benevolent, or philanthropic purposes are regulated under the Charities (Fund-raising Appeals for Local and Foreign Charitable Purposes) Regulations 2012.