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Where can I obtain information on charities or Institution of a Public Character (IPC)?
You can find information on charities or Institution of a Public Character (IPC) on the Charity Portal at
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What is the main role of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)?
The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth seeks to inspire Singaporeans through the arts and sports, strengthen community bonds, and promote volunteerism and philanthropy. The Ministry assumes some of the roles held by the former Ministry for Community Development, Youth and Sports, and the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. It brings into sharper focus the efforts to build a more cohesive and vibrant society, and to deepen a sense of identity and belonging to the nation.
Through active engagements with the arts, heritage, sports and youth communities, the Ministry seeks to work with its stakeholders to create an environment where Singaporeans can pursue their aspirations for a better quality of life and together, build a gracious and caring society we are proud to call home.
What is the Ministry's vision, mission and values?
We envision Singapore as
A fulfilled and engaged people
A cohesive and caring society
A confident and resilient nation
The place we call home
Building Social Capital
Inspiring the Singapore Spirit
Together Making Singapore Home
Through the arts, heritage, sports, giving, and community and youth engagement, create an environment where we can
Pursue our aspirations for fulfilling lives
Be a gracious society built on mutual appreciation and trust
Have a strong sense of belonging to Singapore, our home
We build relationships and collaborate to make great things happen!
We exercise leadership at all levels to make a difference.
What are the Ministry's key areas of focus and functions?
The Ministry looks into the following areas:
Encouraging community participation and engagement in the arts
Supporting the artistic aspirations of our people, artistic excellence and education
Developing Singapore's arts industry and infrastructure for cultural vibrancy and a better quality of life
Community Development and Services:
Fostering harmonious community relations and social cohesion in our multicultural society
Encouraging a caring and giving culture through volunteerism and philanthropy
Regulating charities, co-operatives and mutual benefit organisations
Overseeing Muslim Affairs, including Syariah Court and Registry of Muslim Marriages (NB: Mr Masagos Zulkifli is Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs)
Nurturing appreciation of our nation's history and multicultural heritage through the national collection, heritage preservation and education
Encouraging community involvement in our heritage through our national museums, heritage programmes and outreach
Rootedness and Resilience:
Strengthening national identity, shared values, belonging and commitment to our nation
Nurturing graciousness and civic pride
Encouraging community participation and engagement in sports
Supporting the sporting aspirations of our people, sporting excellence and education
Developing Singapore's sports industry and infrastructure for a vibrant sporting culture and a better quality of life
Supporting our youth to fulfil their aspirations and interests
Encouraging youth contributions to the community through youth engagement programmes
Nurturing youth leadership
What does an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) do?
Organisations with IPC status are authorised to receive tax-deductible donations (i.e. donors are given tax-deduction for donations made to these organisations).
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