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Voluntary Welfare Organisations

A Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) is a non-profit organisation that provides welfare services and/or services that benefit the community at large. VWOs are typically set up as societies, companies limited by guarantee or trusts. As long as the organisation is set up exclusively for charitable purposes and carries out activities to achieve these purposes, it must register itself as a charity.
  • Information on how to register your VWO as a Society, a Company Limited by Guarantee, and Charity; and how to form a trust and apply for Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.
  • List of Voluntary Welfare Organisations who received funding from then-MCYS in FY10 and FY11, under various help schemes.

See Also

VWO-Charities Capability Fund (VCF)

VCF aims to enhance the professional and services capabilities of the VWOs providing social services in Singapore. VWOs can tap into VCF for co-funding of training, scholarships, pilot projects, etc.

Last Reviewed On Tue, Dec 20, 2016