Under the Charities (Registration of Charities) Regulations, organisations will have to comply with the following conditions to get registered as charities :
Organisation must have at least 3 governing board members, of whom at least two must be Singapore citizens or permanent residents; and
Purposes or objects of the organisation must be beneficial wholly or substantially to the community in Singapore.
If your organisation is unable to meet the above registration conditions, you may wish to consider registering as a charity under the following scheme where some of the registration conditions are waived :
To apply for the IPC status, the organisation has to be a registered charity or an exempt charity or other charity that is not required to be registered by virtue of section 5(4) of the Charities Act.
In addition, under the Charities (Institutions of a Public Character) Regulations, the activities of an IPC must be beneficial to the community in Singapore as a whole, and not confined to sectional interests or group of persons based on race, creed, belief or religion, unless otherwise approved by the Minister. These activities must meet the IPC's objectives under its governing instruments and the objectives of its Sector Administrator.
The IPC must also be administered by governing board members, at least half of whom are independent and citizens of Singapore.
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