A Charity that Enables Other Charities
Shared Services for Charities Limited (SSC) is one of the beneficiaries of the SGX Bull Charge. Over the years, SGX Bull Charge has helped fund SSC programmes and initiatives that advocate good governance and organisational excellence among other charitable institutions.
A Charity that Services Charities
Established by SGX and BinjaiTree in 2008, SSC has served more than 170 client-charities through over 1,000 projects. It is now the leading provider of professional services to all charities, enabling them to elevate their level of governance.
SSC was founded to address the demands for transparency and better governance of charitable institutions. Understanding that most charities operate with limited resources, it offers cost-effective services that can help these groups manage their operations effectively and sustain their various programmes.
Aside from subsidising professional management services, SSC also promotes professional volunteerism and fosters strategic partnerships for capability building in the charity sector.
Enhancing Transparency and Accountability in Governance
The core programmes of the SSC focus on ensuring transparency and accountability in governance of charities. One of these is the Governance Improvement Programme (GIP), which regularly receives substantial funding from SGX.
The GIP aids registered charities in elevating their level of governance. The services it offers include risk assessment, governance review, and personal data protection compliance and internal controls review that help identify and mitigate risks and gaps within the organisation.
Another service under the GIP is the ethics hotline for charities. This helps maintain the high standard of integrity expected from charitable institutions. It also provides policies and procedures documentation and annual report compilation to ensure compliance with regulatory disclosure requirements and the Code of Governance for Charities.
By helping them maintain transparency and public accountability, SSC enables charities to preserves the trust of their donors and stakeholders. This improves their sustainability and enables them to extend their charitable endeavours even further.
Thriving Through Challenges
Since 2008, funds from SGX Bull Charge have helped SSC deliver quality services to the charitable institutions they champion, through their Governance Improvement Programmes.
SSC is relentlessly committed to serving client-charities despite the daunting changes in operating environments. It will strive to meet new expectations and adapt to the evolving times.