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23 September 2020
Commissioner of Charities releases Annual Report for 2019
The Commissioner of Charities (COC) Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2019 is published today. The charity sector received donations amounting to $2.9 billion in the financial year 2018, an increase of 8% from $2.7 billion in the previous financial year. In 2019, the sector continues to receive more than $1.0 billion of tax-deductible donations. This reflects the strong trust that the public continues to place on the charity sector.
The report also highlights the COC’s co-regulation efforts with key stakeholders in the sector to build charities’ capabilities and enable good governance and compliance. In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the COC has also rolled out numerous initiatives, such as the “Support for Charities” infographics and “Charities Lean Forward” training webinars, to support charities in their work and compliance. To enable charities to emerge stronger post COVID-19, the COC will focus on strengthening the charity sector in three key areas – Professionalism, Digitalisation and Collaboration, in the coming year.