The Independent Singapore / Charity TV show: Cost $1m disappears from the news?

The Independent Singapore
The Independent Singapore / Charity TV show: Cost $1m disappears from the news?
The Independent Singapore
The Independent Singapore / Charity TV show: Cost $1m disappears from the news?

Looks like our dear Leong Sze Hian are trying to stir shit without doing a proper research on donations to charities.

Monies are used not just for the beneficiaries but also to run these organisation and the activities they organise!


Source:

  • https://www.charities.gov.sg/manage-your-charity/Fund-raising%20and%20Related%20matters/Pages/Fund-Raising%20Matters.aspx

    Use Of Donations

    The usage of donations should adhere strictly to the following requirements :

    • All donations have to be used according to donors’ intentions.

    • If such intention is not specified, donation must be used according to the purpose communicated to the donor during solicitation.

    • If such intention is not specified and no purpose is communicated to the donor during solicitation, the donation should be used in the following manners :

      • Tax Deductible Donations:
        Donations may be used to fund any activity carried out by the IPC that is exclusively beneficial to the community in Singapore as a whole and is not confined to sectional interest; and that meets its objectives under its governing instruments and the objectives of the Sector Administrator.

      • Non-Tax Deductible Donations:
        Donations may be used to fund any activity carried out by the IPC that meets its objectives under its governing instruments and the objectives of the Sector Administrator.
    • If a donation cannot be used, the IPC must refund the donation or use the donation as may be approved by the Commissioner of Charities or Sector Administrators.

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