Organisations (including charities and Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs)) or individuals may raise funds for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes, such as to support a charity’s operations or programmes, or to provide financial aid for disaster relief in other countries.
"Fund-raising appeal" is defined as an appeal to any persons to give money or property, or a receipt from any persons of money or property for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes. All fund-raising appeals in Singapore, whether online or offline, regardless if it is for local or foreign charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes, are regulated under the
Charities (Fund-Raising Appeals for Local and Foreign Charitable Purposes) Regulations 2012 and the
Charities (Institutions of A Public Character) Regulations (for IPCs).
This section provides information on what are the key areas to look out for when conducting fund-raising appeals in Singapore for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes, and the types of permits required for different fund-raising appeals undertaken by a charity or IPC, commercial fund-raiser or commercial participator or any person. For instance, if you wish to conduct fund-raising appeals for foreign charitable purposes, you must apply to the Commissioner of Charities for a permit via