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Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged

 

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The Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged (PFD) (Tenth Round Application)

Phase I  : 1 December 2015 to 31 March 2016
  Phase II : 1 April 2016 to 31 August 2016         

Introduction
Objective
Eligibility
Download Zone - The Tenth Round PFD ApplicationNew!
The Dedicated Fund for After-school Learning and Support Programmes under the PFD 
  Enquiries
  Welfare NGOs' Proposals for Business Donation
Announcement of the Results in the 1st Round Application
Announcement of the Results in the 2nd Round Application
Announcement of the Results in the 3rd Round Application
Announcement of the Results in the 4th Round Application
Announcement of the Results in the 5th Round Application 
Announcement of the Results in the 6th Round Application
Announcement of the Results in the 7th Round Application
Announcement of the Results in the 8th Round Application
Announcement of the Results in the 9th Round Application
List of Advisory Committee Members and Honorary Advisors
Download Zone - Report on 'An Evaluative Study of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged in Promoting and Sustaining Partnerships between NGOs and Business Corporations'
Download Zone - Report on 'An Evaluative Study of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged for the Social Welfare Department'
Download Zone - 'Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged - Experience Sharing Session' powerpoint material and photos
NGO Websites
Related Links

Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged

Introduction
   
To promote tripartite partnership among the welfare sector, the business community and the Government to help the disadvantaged, the Government announced in 2005 Policy Address the setting up of a $200 million Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged (the PFD).  To further encourage cross sectoral collaboration to help the disadvantaged, the Government injected another $200 million into the PFD in 2010 and $400 million in 2015, with $200 million set aside for the dedicated purpose of launching more after-school learning and support programmes for primary and secondary students from grassroots families to facilitate their whole-person development.
Under the PFD, the Government provides matching grants having regard to the donations made by business organisations to support applicant organisations in running social welfare projects.
   
Objective
   
The Fund aims to incentivise the welfare sector to expand their network in seeking and securing corporate participation, and to encourage the business sector to take up more corporate social responsibility for creating a cohesive, inclusive and caring society.
   
Eligibility
   
  Bona-fide charitable welfare NGOs having tax-exempted status under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112) can apply for the matching grants from the PFD.
   
Priority consideration will be given to applications which are :
   
in pursuit of 4'Es', namely Enhancement of quality of life, Employment / Skill development, Empowerment and Exclusion prevention;
   
with output and outcome evaluation;
   
with promising sustainability and strategic partnerships with the business corporations;
   
with elements of early intervention with preventive measures targeting a social problem; and
   
demonstrative of the initiatives of the applicant welfare NGO in rendering appropriate services to meet the changing needs of the target groups and expand their social partnership.
   
 
   
   
 
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Download Zone - The Tenth Round PFD Application (from 1 December 2015 to 31 August 2016)

 

Please go through the 'Application Guide on Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged (Tenth Round Application)' before filling in the application form(s).

Deadlines for Submission of Application (Late applications shall NOT be considered):

Phase I  :  31 March 2016
Phase II :  31 August 2016

 

 Application Guide (Tenth Round Application)

          PDF Document Acrobat Doc 

 

 Application Form (For application involving a matching grant not exceeding $100,000)

           Word Doc / PDF Document Acrobat Doc

 

 Application Form (For application involving a matching grant exceeding $100,000)

           Word Doc / PDF Document Acrobat Doc

   Annex - Checklist for Submitting Application
         
PDF Document Acrobat Doc 
   Sample of Application Form (For application involving a matching grant not exceeding $100,000)
         
PDF Document Acrobat Doc 
   
Enquiries  
   
 

Any enquiries can be made to the Secretariat of Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged through the following means of contacts:

Tel. No. : 2892 5104 / 2892 5249

Fax No. : 2572 3540

Office Hours : 8:45 am to 1:00 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm on Mondays to Fridays (lunch break from 1 pm to 2 pm). Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

 
Welfare NGOs' Proposals for Business Donation  
   
  To facilitate welfare NGOs establish partnership relationship with the business sector, SWD will disseminate information on welfare NGOs' proposals for business donation through this web-based platform.

Letter to NGOs and General Information on Posting (Annex 1)
Proposal Form (Annex 2)
Form for Post Deletion (Annex 3)

 
   
Download Zone  
   
List of Advisory Committee Members and Honorary Advisors 
   
Report on 'An Evaluative Study of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged in Promoting and Sustaining Partnerships between NGOs and Business Corporations'

A research on 'An Evaluative Study of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged in Promoting and Sustaining Partnerships between NGOs and Business Corporations' commissioned by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) and undertaken by the Centre for Third Sector Studies (CTSS) Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was completed in June 2008.  The full report of the study can be downloaded here:

 PDF Document  Acrobat Doc  

   
  Report on 'An Evaluative Study of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged for the Social Welfare Department'

A research on 'An Evaluative Study of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged for the Social Welfare Department' commissioned by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) and undertaken by the Centre for Third Sector Studies (CTSS) Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was completed in February 2012.  The full report of the study can be downloaded here:

PDF Document Acrobat Doc

   
   Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged - Experience Sharing Session 2014

 

On 12 March 2014, the Secretariat of Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged (PFD) of the Social Welfare Department (SWD) organised an 'Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged - Experience Sharing Session 2014' in Lady Trench Training Centre. Around 180 participants from 90 business corporations and NGOs attended the event.

Speaking at the PFD - Experience Sharing Session 2014, the Director of Social Welfare, Ms Carol YIP, JP hoped the sharing session could enable the participants to get to know more new partners and team up to run more welfare projects with the sponsorship of the PFD. Also, there was a video presentation showing appreciation to welfare NGOs, business corporations and Advisory Committee Members' continuous support to PFD. Mrs Grace LAM, MH, guest speaker and Vice President, Public & Government Affairs - Hong Kong & Southern China of ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited, spoke on 'Corporate Social Responsibility Nowadays'.  She said that PFD created a win-win situation.  While the organisation could fulfill corporate social responsibility and promote its corporate image, NGOs could capitalise on the additional resources and expertise acquired from business corporations to run tailor-made projects for the needy.

Ms Rita CHING, guest speaker and Associate Director of The Women's Foundation, talked about 'Strategy to Establish and Sustain Partnership between Welfare Non-governmental Organisation and Business Corporation'.  She shared her view on how to find a business partner, how to work with the business partner and what the corporations may gain from the partnership.

The presentation of guest speakers and photos of the sharing session are available for download below.


 

 'Corporate Social Responsibility Nowadays' (speaker: Mrs Grace LAM, MH, Vice President, Public & Government Affairs - Hong Kong & Southern China of ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited) 

PDF Document Acrobat Doc

 'Strategy to Establish and Sustain Partnership between Welfare Non-governmental Organisation and Business Corporation' (speaker: Ms Rita CHING, Associate Director, The Women's Foundation)

PDF Document Acrobat Doc (Chinese version only)

 

   
Photo Gallery

 

 Sharing Session 2014_3a  Sharing Session 2014_6a  Sharing Session 2014_2a
 Sharing Session 2014_4a  Sharing Session 2014_12a  Sharing Session 2014_10a
 Sharing Session 2014_5a  Sharing Session 2014_8a  Sharing Session 2014_7a
 Sharing Session 2014_1a  Sharing Session 2014_9a  Sharing Session 2014_11a

NGO Websites

  Information on NGO websites can be found in the 'Links' of the SWD Homepage
   
Related Links
   
  We have established hyperlinks with the web pages of the following organizations:
Federation of Hong Kong Industries
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce
The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service 
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Small and Medium Business Ltd  
 

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