Under the House To House And Street Collections (HHSC) Act, a HHSC permit is required if one promotes a collection by way of appealing to the public, made by means of visits from house to house or of soliciting in streets or other places or by both such means, for money or other property. However, the following types of collections do not require a licence:
A private collection that is confined to friends or relatives; or making an appeal through the telephone or the media such as the internet and newspapers; or sending out appeal letters by post; or
A collection that is carried out by a full or associate member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) or the Community Chest. However, a written approval from the Chief Executive Officer of the NCSS has to be obtained before the collection.
The application can be done through the following websites:
Singapore Police Force (For Non-NCSS members) via LicenceOne
National Council of Social Service (For Community Chest and NCSS full or associate members only)
There may be other permits or licences from other agencies which you need to apply in order to carry out a specific type of fund-raising activity you have in mind. To find out more, please click here.