At Community Chest, we are committed to raise funds for our supported social service organisations so that they can focus on delivering critical social services to the disadvantaged and vulnerable within our community. Beyond raising funds for critical social service programmes, we are increasingly reaching out to stakeholders in the community to catalyse strategic partnershps an enhance capacity and capability of our social service organisations. This is aligned to our vision to build a caring and inclusive society.
The National Council of Social Service (NCSS), with support from Community Chest, has established a Charity Support Fund to provide funding to support smaller and under-supported social service organisations in meeting social service needs. The Community Chest Charity Support Fund will support programmes to empower social service users and families, capital expenditure and build capability for community engagements to benefit social service users.
This additional support for the sector will benefit an estimated total of 60 social service organisations from FY17 - FY20. The unding will be over a two year period, and the amount will be up to $50k per year, capped at 50% of annual total operating expenditure for eligible social service organisations.