Singapore Budget 2015: Soon, a roadmap for companies to give to society

SINGAPORE - Companies wanting to give back to society will soon have a guide by which to do so.

The National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre will develop the Singapore Roadmap for Corporate Giving, which will also recognise the best examples of corporate giving.

This was announced by Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliament Secretary for the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth in Parliament on Thursday.

Ms Low cited the Changi Airport Group as an example of a company already involved in giving.

Its employees participate as trainers and mentors in the Saturday Night Lights football programme, which engages at-risk youth through football. CAG also fully funded the participation in this programme of students from specialised secondary school Northlight School.

The football programme is under an umbrella scheme by SportSG called SportCares, which links those in need with passionate volunteers and community-spirited donors through sports programmes and life-skills workshops.

SportCares has "touched the lives of more than 5,000 childen and youth over the past three years", said Ms Low.

She added: "I call on companies in Singapore to support NVPC's important mission of making goodness the business of every organisation."

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