To enable the charity sector to flourish, we adopt a robust yet balanced regulatory approach and work with various partners to help charities strengthen their capabilities and governance. We encourage co-regulation and a culture of transparency and accountability. This enables a safe giving environment where everyone can do a part in creating a caring society.
Members of the public can access the Charity Portal for latest news and developments in the charity sector. The portal provides a one-stop resource centre for the public who want to know more about charities in Singapore. It also provides a list of electronic services for charities to submit relevant applications and annual submissions.
2021 continued to be a challenging and difficult year. Charities had to adapt to new ways of working, while concurrently delivering their programmes and services to beneficiaries which had helped alleviate the strain that the COVID-19 pandemic had placed on individuals and communities.
The Commissioner of Charities (COC) Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2021 highlights (a) the efforts of the COC and Charity Council in raising charities’ digitalisation and governance capabilities, and promoting safer giving, as well as (b) key statistics on charities.
Our policies set the framework for the development of our work which is to nurture a charitable sector that is well governed and remains driven by the community.