As the hallmark of care and share, Community Chest has been uniting the community to fundraise and serve those in need, since 1983. In 2019, as Singapore reflects on its progress and milestones since its founding 200 years ago, Community Chest aims to highlight the importance of community giving and how it has been integral to the success of Singapore since its early days.
Under the Bicentennial Community Fund, the Government will provide dollar-for-dollar matching for donations* to Community Chest, up to 20% of the total funds raised from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Through this, Community Chest hopes to encourage the community to give to the social service sector and maximise the impact to enhance the sector’s capabilities, create impactful partnerships and make caring a part of our everyday lives.
Community Chest supports about 80 social service agencies to meet underserved, critical social needs. As our fundraising and operating costs are covered mainly by Tote Board Group, 100% of your contributions goes towards empowering the lives of:
For more information on the Bicentennial Community Fund, you may also visit www.mccy.gov.sg/bcf.
*Donations include all private cash donations. Grants from government agencies, including Tote Board, which are not donations, will not qualify for the matching.
Community Chest (ComChest) as a fundraising arm of National Council of Social Service (NCSS), supporting about 80 social service agencies, will not be subject to the $400,000 per IPC cap.
Instead, 20% of the total donation (net of the donation that is already matched by existing grants) received by ComChest in the qualifying period will be matched by the BCF.