MDAS is a registered organisation with the Commissioner of Charities. As an approved Institution of Public Character (IPC), we are authorised to receive tax-deductible donations. We are also a Full Member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
MDAS fully subscribes to and complies with the regulations of the Charities Act. In line with the Act, we have established or are in the process of establishing procedures and guidelines in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
Governance Evaluation Checklist
As good governance is becoming an increasingly important criterion to assess voluntary welfare organisations, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) sets out to ensure that it complies with the Code of Governance as required by the Commissioner of Charities. To ensure good governance and management, the association makes annual submissions via the Governance Evaluation Checklist through the online Charity Portal (www.charities.gov.sg). The Code sets out principles and best practices in key areas of governance and management that charities are encouraged to adopt.
Conflict of Interest Policy
The Committee has implemented a Conflict of Interest policy based on the NCSS guidelines. All board members have read the policy and signed the declaration form as an acknowledgement of having understood the policy. Board members have also declared conflicts of interest situations.
MDAS aims to establish a Reserve Fund equivalent to 3 years expenses to ensure the continued running and smooth operation of the organisation.