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What is a fundraising appeal for a society?
Fund-raising appeal as defined under
, means the soliciting or receiving from the public or any class of the public or from members of the society of any money or property (whether for consideration or otherwise) which is made in association with a representation that the whole or any part of its proceeds is to be applied for -
a) charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes; or
b) any specific purposes, whether or not charitable, benevolent or philanthropic,
but does not include the collection of membership fees from members of the society.
"Proceeds" in relation to a fund-raising appeal , means all money or other property given (whether for consideration or otherwise) in response to the fund-raising appeal.
Can societies conduct fundraising activities?
Societies may, with the approval from relevant authorities, raise funds from members and/or public for whatever purposes. For more information on fundraising permits, please contact the Licensing Division at 6835 0000 or the Charities Unit at 6337 6597.
What does my society need to do after a fundraising event?
A society is required to submit a statement of accounts relating to the fund-raising appeal, within 60 days of the conclusion of any fund-raising appeal. A society can submit its fund-raising appeal via
. The President, Secretary and Treasurer are required to verify and submit the fund-raising appeal online using their CorpPasses. Documents for attachment should preferably be in docx, pdf, png or jpg format. The file size of each attachment should not exceed 5Mb.
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