Sports bodies voice worries over rules for charities

SingaporeBowling Pte Ltd (SBPL) was set up in 2015 to manage its 38-lane centre, which opened the same year at Temasek Club.
SingaporeBowling Pte Ltd (SBPL) was set up in 2015 to manage its 38-lane centre, which opened the same year at Temasek Club.PHOTO: ST FILE

Rules on businesses should not hamper their bid to be financially independent, they say

National sports associations (NSAs) here are hoping the authorities will not make it difficult for them to move towards financial self-sufficiency via business ventures.

The NSAs' concerns come after the Commissioner of Charities (COC) on Tuesday said it would provide "guidance" to charities - including religious groups, arts and heritage, education, sports, social and health services - that engage in non-charitable activities, such as setting up business subsidiaries.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2019, with the headline 'Sports bodies voice worries over rules for charities'. Print Edition | Subscribe