“At the core of a caring and cohesive society are people who have the heart to give back to the community and make a difference to the lives of others. Budget 2018 will enhance support for measures that encourage everyone to contribute
to the community. To foster this spirit of giving in our people and encourage more companies to support SHARE, the Government will extend the SHARE as One scheme until FY21”
Finance Minister Heng Swee Kiat, Budget 2018
What is SHARE?
As a hassle-free monthly giving programme of Community Chest, all donations through SHARE will be a continuous source of funds to provide holistic and comprehensive support to a wide range of social service agencies, especially those who are
less visible or relatively unknown.
What is SHARE as One?
Under the SHARE as One programme, the Government will provide dollar-for-dollar matching for any additional donations through SHARE, over and above the amount donated in Financial Year 2015. This will be for 6 years, starting from 1 April
Where businesses encourage their staff to donate regularly, the Government will allow part of the matching funds to be used by them to organise Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
The rest of the matching grant will go to a fund to be managed by Community Chest to benefit the social service sector. Social service agencies can apply for the grant to organise meaningful volunteer activities for corporates and to
build up volunteer management capabilities to provide better opportunities and experiences for corporate volunteers.
Through the SHARE as One programme, Community Chest hopes to:
- Encourage more individual giving in a sustainable manner; and
- Create more volunteering opportunities as part of corporate social responsibility efforts.
Where do your monthly SHARE donations go?
Community Chest supports about 100 social service agencies in Singapore, allowing them to focus on caring for the disadvantaged. 100% of your donations through SHARE will go towards helping:
- Children with special needs and youth-at-risk
- Persons with disabilities
- Families in need of assistance
- Seniors in need of support
- Persons with mental health conditions
Corporates who are interested to support the SHARE programme can email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are interested to sign up a SHARE donor can register their details on the donation page.