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Nature Society (Singapore) Wins Charity Transparency Award for 4th Year


For the fourth successive year, NSS was conferred with the Charity Council’s Charity Transparency Award (CTA) on 3 December 2019.

The Charity Council introduced the CTA in 2016, specifically to recognise charities with good disclosure practices which are aligned with the Charity Transparency Framework (CTF) and the Code of Governance for Charities and Institutions of Public Character.  

Good disclosure practices are an important aspect of good governance and as such, it is an honour to accept the award once again as validation for all the support rendered by our ardent supporters.

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Photo: Mr. Morten Strange, Hon. Secretary, Nature Society (Singapore), receiving the award on our behalf at the award presentation event on 3 December.

Charities are eligible to be nominated if they have more than $50,000 annual revenue, have been in operation for at least three years and score well on the CTF.  An external panel of judges then assesses all eligible charities in greater detail against nine sets of disclosure criteria.  Each year, three charities are also singled out from three size bands for the overall Charity Governance Award.  NSS won this accolade in the inaugural year (2016) in the ‘Small Charities' band (with revenues of less than $1million).

As an Institute of Public Character, NSS also qualifies for participation in the Bicentennial Community Fund (BCF) which will double up all cash donations made to the society from now until 31 March 2020. More information about this scheme can be found at our 25 August 2019 News item here or at the BCF website here.

For more information about the Bicentennial Community Fund, please contact our office at 67412036.

Thank you to all those who have contributed to our cause in one way or another for your support.
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