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This is the Donation FAQ, which contains the most frequently asked questions about donating to the Sikh Welfare Council.

Note: You can return to the FAQ homepage anytime by clicking FAQ Section on the menu.

 

There are many convenient ways to donate money to improve the lives of people who need to use our services.

We accept any of the following:

  • cash
  • cheques
  • bank drafts
  • money orders
  • GIRO (bank standing order for recurring payments).

Please contact our office if you would like to donate via another means.

Note: (for cheques, bank drafts and money orders): Remember to indicate that your contribution is a donation, and include your full address, contact number and identification number (e.g. NRIC or passport). This will help us in our regulatory record-keeping obligations. Your donations will go a long way in helping the needy. You may donate once or regularly every month (recurring). For recurring donations, please consider using GIRO. You can download this form from the Downloads Section on this website, or via the Fundraising menu.

The Sikh Welfare Council provides several community services and organises fund raising events throught the year. Your donations will be used in support of these activities as well as the running of the Council.

Here is what your donation will do:

  • Make a difference in the lives of the needy
  • Help those who are in rehabilitation centres to eventually be good individuals and citizens
  • Enable us to recruit and train volunteers for the services we provide.
  • Mentor children so that they can do better in their studies and break free of the poverty trap.
  • Help us reach out to the community through regular publications & newsletters.
  • Help maintain and expand our efforts in the community and move SIWEC forward so that it can go on to do greater good.

 

You can find the Donation Form via the Fundraising menu on this website.

Yes it is. The Sikh Welfare Council is a registered charity with IPC (Institution of a Public Character) status under the Charities Act of Singapore. As such, all donations to the Council are eligible for double tax deduction (i.e. twice the amount of donation).

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) syas on its website:

Tax Deduction of 2.5 Times the Amount of Donation made

Source: iras.gov.sg (extracted 10 Dec 2011)

If you would like to make a cheque donation to us, please issue a crossed cheque payable to Sikh Welfare Council and post it to:

 

Sikh Welfare Council

2 Towner Road

Singapore 327804.

 

Note: On the reverse, remember to indicate that your contribution is a donation, and include your full address, contact number and identification number (e.g. NRIC or passport) in order for us to issue a tax-exempt receipt to you.

 

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.

All monetary donations to Sikh Welfare Council are tax-deductible. Please provide your identification number (NRIC/FIN/UEN) in order to be given tax deductions on your donation. We will forward your donation details to IRAS and the tax deduction for your donation will be automatically reflected in your next tax assessment.

The following information is provided on the IRAS website (extracted: 10 Dec 2011)

Donors who wish to remain anonymous and do not wish to claim tax deduction are not required to provide their tax reference numbers to the IPCs.

Source: iras.gov.sg. Please refer to the IRAS website for any updates.

Cash Donations can be made at our office or any Sikh Gurudwara. Our office is located at:

Sikh Welfare Council

2 Towner Road

Singapore 327804.

 

We are open from 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays.

No.

We respect your privacy and need for anonymity. We do not publish names, photos or other identifying information of those who are obtaining help from the Sikh Welfare Council.

Your private information will be shared only with parties who need the information in order to render the service to you.

 

This FAQ will answer many of your questions about volunteering at Sikh Welfare Council.

 

There are volunteer positions for just about everyone and the requirements vary accordingly.

For example, Flag Day participants or ushers at events need only to fill out our Volunteer Form (ad hoc volunteering). Others, such as those offering tution services, counselling, etc should be suitably qualified. Sikh Welfare Council may require a new Volunteer applicant to attend an orientation session or interview, among other things.

Fill out the Volunteer Application form (refer to Downloads Section) and submit it to our office.

Certain volunteer opportunities are available periodically, such as when we hold an event or activity. Others, such as inmate counselling, may require visits to prisons a few times a month.

While volunteering is rewarding, it does demand a commitment on your part. Please carefully consider your schedule and your ability to commit your time.

From simple tasks at SIWEC-organised events and activities to counselling and mentoring children. The areas are varied and only those suitable for an area will be tasked to help out.

You can refer to the Volunteer Application Form for a list of some of the areas where volunteers serve. The form can be downloaded via the Volunteer menu on this website.

"There is no better exercise for your heart,
Than reaching down and helping to lift someone up."

- Bernard Meltzer

 

Volunteers are always welcome! If you would like to volunteer your time with any of our services, activities or the new initiatives listed on this page, do call us 6299 9234. Our officers will gladly answer all your questions.

Volunteering is a great way to advance a cause, support an organization, and make a difference in our community. It can also be an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills. If you'd like to give something besides money, consider lending your time and talents to SIWEC that are important to you.

Applying to be a SIWEC volunteer is simple, just fill out an application form and we will be in touch.

 

Need Assistance?

In need of assistance from the Sikh Welfare Council? This FAQ answers some common questions.

 

You will need to submit a formal application which will be reviewed by SIWEC. You can download the form from the Download section (see menu on the right of this website), then select Forms. The form is called, "Application and Review for Assistance".

If you have any questions, please call the hotline number given at the top of this website.

To qualify for financial aid, you must be a resident of Singapore. Your application for assistance will be reviewed and approval will be based on several factors (eg. personal circumstances, income level, etc).

For more information, please call our hotline number (given at the footer of this website).

Call us 24/7 at 6299 9234. Our officers will guide you in detail and will even be on hand to help you from start to finish.

The Sikh Welfare Council handles around 70 such cases every year, and helps make complete funeral arrangements if necessary. Please refer to Family Bereavement Assistance in the Services menu for more information.

We have had cases over the years where a patient in a local hospital had no one in Singapore (old and alone; overaseas Sikh visitor who fell ill or had an accident here), was in serious condition, or was ill and felt depressed, etc. When our welfare officers came to know of the cases, a visit was made to see how the patient can be assisted. In some cases, all a patient needs is some counselling and the knowledge that someone is there in their time of need.

If you know of any one in such a situation, do call us at the hotline number given at the top of this website and ask for a welfare officer to help you.

For more than a decade now, experiened Sikh Welfare volunteers have been making weekly / monthly visits to Sikh inmates in local drug rehabilitation centres and prisons.

In most cases, our volunteers will find out about new inmates in the course of their work. If you know of someone who needs a visit from our volunteers / counsellors, please do contact us by calling the hotline number given at the top of this website and provide full details of the case.

The nature of our assistance will depend on the case.

Get In Touch

Our Address:

  • 2 Towner Rd, #06-02
  • Singapore 327804.

Opening Hours:

    • Monday - Friday
    • 9am - 6pm

Contact:

      • Tel: +65 6299 9234
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Get In-Touch:
2 Towner Rd, #06-02, Singapore 327804.
Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm.
Tel: +65 6299 9234
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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