We give back to Singapore by supporting the people who are less privileged and fall between the cracks of society. 

NCA (Netherlands Charity Association) is an independent and non-profit organization established in 1968, that offers support both in actions, and by raising funds, to carefully selected local charities, projects and initiatives. With our foundations in the expat community, we bridge the gap between the expat community and the less privileged in Singapore. 
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Brief History

Even in Singapore there are groups of people who fall through the cracks… NCA (Netherlands Charity Association) is an independent and non-profit organization, established in 1968 by a group of enthusiastic Dutch women living in Singapore. They started by supporting a small children’s orphanage in Singapore: knitting, doing activities with the children and raising sponsor money to support them financially. This developed into an organization that made small items to be sold at fairs, and grew into what we are today.

Even though “Netherlands” is still in our name, we have evolved into an international charity, mainly for expats in Singapore. Everyone with a heart for Singapore is welcome at NCA.

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Making a Difference

Without NCA’s donation to the charities, some of their activities cannot take place. For instance via Breadline we support families as well as students in need. The girls at Good Shepherd can get a treat, sometimes it’s a day out, sometimes it’s a luxury item all girls benefit from, sometimes it is a little something for the kids who innocently ended up in a horrible situation.

Our board and committees consists of volunteers, most of them are in Singapore on short term assignments and therefore we have a large turnover. If you feel you want to make a difference, please volunteer for NCA, we have a lot of different positions available and there is always something you can do to help.

Read on to meet the team or find out how you can support and participate in causes with a heart for Singapore