- Approved charitable fund-raising activities in public places (including flag days)
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While the public are always enthusiastic and supportive towards charitable fund-raising activities, SWD would like to suggest the public get to know the integrity, management and purpose of fund-raising etc. of the charitable fund-raising organisation concerned prior to their donations. The public should refrain from making donations and also report the matter to the Police in case of suspected fraudulent charitable fund-raising activities. The public may make enquiries on the approved charitable fund-raising activities through the following means –
Approved charitable fund-raising activities (including flag days)
The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer launched a one-stop portal (http://www.gov.hk/en/theme/fundraising/today/) on 10 July 2012 to facilitate the public to search for charitable fund-raisning activities approved by various Government departments. In this connection, details of the charitable fund-raising activities covered by Public Subscription Permit issued by the Social Welfare Department, including the date, time and specific locations of the events, have been uploaded to the aforementioned website in both English and Chinese. For details, please click here. The 'Police Magazine' introduced the above portal on 5 October 2012 . The clip is attached below :
You may also search through the above website for the list of organisations granted with Lottery Licences by the Office of the Licensing Authority, Home Affairs Department and Temporary Hawker Licences granted by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department for conducting charitable fund-raising activities.
Flag Day Organisers from April 2015 to March 2016 The list of Flag Day Organisers from April 2015 to March 2016 can be downloaded here.
You may check the list of charitable institutions and trusts of a public character, which are exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance through the link to Inland Revenue Department.