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Unspent 2023 CDC vouchers can be donated to charity in Singapore starting 1 December 2023

To make a donation, a Singaporean household member will need to log in via Singpass at the CDC voucher site.

Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Lawrence Wong using a CDC voucher at a local supermarket.
Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Lawrence Wong using a CDC voucher at a local supermarket. (PHOTO: Low Yen Ling/Facebook) (PHOTOPLAY)

SINGAPORE — Singaporean households can now donate their unspent Community Development Council (CDC) Vouchers – starting from Friday (1 December) until 31 January 2024 – the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) Edwin Tong said on Monday (27 November).

Tong made the announcement during a CDC networking luncheon at the People's Association (PA) headquarters. The donated vouchers will go towards a households' charity of choice. To make a donation, a household member will need to log in via Singpass at the CDC voucher site.

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The donation scheme, Tong said, was set up in 2022 after many people approached PA and the CDCs about wanting to donate their vouchers after the first tranche was given out in 2020.

About S$1.19 million worth of CDC vouchers from 2021 and 2022 were donated to 245 charities last year, Tong said. About 9,880 households donated their unused vouchers during the drive, which ran from 20 December 2022 to 31 January 2023.

"That's a tremendous number when you think about how it was completely ground up, not organised," Tong said in his speech.

Most Singaporean households have claimed CDC Vouchers

As of early November, about 99 per cent of Singaporean households have claimed their CDC Vouchers this year, the CDC said in a press release. Of these, 88 per cent have spent the vouchers at participating hawker stalls, heartland businesses and supermarkets.

This year, each Singaporean household received S$300 in CDC vouchers — S$150 for use at supermarkets, while the other S$150 for use at participating hawkers and heartland merchants.

Households will be receiving S$500 in CDC vouchers in 2024.

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