The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work and live. At the same time, it has shone a spotlight on the giving spirit of Singaporeans. In the last year, the nation has rallied behind the most vulnerable amongst us and donated generously to support critical needs.
We hope to keep this spirit going.
From 2021 and beyond, we want to foster a culture of giving, where donating becomes a social norm. We hope to build a caring nation, where small acts of giving become a part of everyday life for Singaporeans.
Change for Charity
Community Chest has launched the Change for Charity grant to encourage Singaporeans to give through spontaneous acts, as part of their daily lives. The Grant will enable businesses to weave giving into their business models to facilitate such giving, and also encourage them to match donations from their customers as part of their corporate giving.
Through this, Community Chest hopes to increase opportunities for consumption-based giving at various touchpoints and build generosity where giving becomes a social norm, infused in all aspects of living.
100% of donations raised through these partnerships will go towards supporting over 80 social service agencies and 200 critical programmes across five causes: children with special needs and youth-at-risk, adults with disabilities, persons with mental health conditions, vulnerable seniors and families in need.
How Change for Charity works
With Change for Charity, the community can donate through consumption-based giving options on businesses' payment platforms. This can include the following:
Matching of donations under Change for Charity Grant
Donations made to Community Chest will be eligible for 250% tax deductions. Customers may review the terms and conditions when donating through the giving platforms for more information on the eligibility of individual tax deductions.
For more information on Change for Charity, click here. To find out how your business can embed giving into your business model and be part of this movement to shape the way Singaporeans give, email firstname.lastname@example.org.