This section of the Pro Bono Services Office website is a project by the Law Society to provide legal information for Singapore non-profit organisations. The content of this website is contributed by members of the Project Law Help Committee and its working sub-committee. Project Law Help is run by a group of volunteer lawyers under the auspices of the Law Society of Singapore. It seeks to provide pro bono non-litigation commercial advice to non-profit organizations, charities and social enterprises by matching organisations which qualify for assistance with participating volunteer law practices best suited to meet the concerns of the organisations.
How can this website help your Non-Profit Organisation (NPO)?
Local Charities and NGOs
This website contains a range of legal information specifically for Singapore non-profit organisations. The resources are ordered in a way that works through the "life cycle" of a non-profit organisation. They are designed to help people working in non-profit organisations in Singapore understand legal issues, such as:
Choosing the right legal structure;
Applying for tax incentives;
Managing volunteers and employees;
Understanding health and safety laws and issues of legal responsibility when holding events; and
Complying with fundraising laws and other laws that affect the non-profit sector.
If you are a local charity organisation or NPO, then please click on one of the links below for more information:
If you are an international charity organisation or NPO, then please click on the links below for more information
Further legal assistance
The legal resources in this website are for general information purposes only and not a substitute for legal advice.
If you require further assistance, please click here to view our various initiatives for community organisations.
A note about this online guide:
The information on this section of the website is intended as a guide only and is not legal advice, so if you have a specific legal issue you should seek legal advice. The information on the website will be updated periodically with relevant changes or additions as we continue to help Singapore non-profits with their legal issues. If you want to provide feedback about the contents on the site or suggest future legal topics, please provide feedback to AssistNPOs@lawsoc.org.sg