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November 2018 Briefing Session on -
Part A : Chapter 1 of Report No. 69 of the Director of Audit and Report No. 69A of
              the Public Accounts Committee in respect of "Administration of lump sum
              grants by the Social Welfare Department"
Part B : Guidelines for the Control and Monitoring of Remuneration Practices in
              respect of Senior Staff in Subvented Organisations in 2018
     
         
       
         
October 2018 Rent / Rates / Government Rent Subsidy 2018-19      
         
 
The Rent / Rates / Government Rent Subsidy Scheme (The Scheme) for 2018-19 is now open for application from eligible NGOs.  You may download the Application Form and Explanatory Notes under the Scheme from below. For enquiry, please contact General Registry of Subventions Section at 2832 4348.

(Note: The deadline of 2018-19 application is on 2 November 2018, application form and explanatory notes are for reference only)
 
     
         
September 2018 Briefing Session on -
Part I: Special One-off Random Selection Arrangement for the Monitoring Cycle of
     
               2018-21 and Enhanced Measures on Service Performance Visits
Part II: Progress on the Implementation of the Best Practice Manual
     
       
         
September
2018
2018-19 Half-yearly Report on Variance on Output and/or Outcome Standards
 
     
          
       
         
August 2018   2017-18 Self-assessment Report on Performance Standards for Integrated Programme in Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centres      
         
       
         
Jul 2018 Sir Robert Ho Tung Charitable Fund 2018 Allocation Exercise    
       
 
Applications within the social welfare schedule for the above funding should be submitted to Lotteries Fund Projects Section before 13 August 2018. Application form and relevant information could be downloaded as below.
 
   
       
March 2018 2017-18 Self-assessment Report on Service Performance    
       
   
  • Letter dd 20.3.2018 to NGOs 
applicable for NGO with Annex I & II only    PDF Document
applicable for NGO with Annex I to III   PDF Document
   
       
March 2018 Adjustment in Fees for Subvented Welfare Services in 2018-19    
       
 
We have issued notification letter to the SWD subvented NGOs through email on 15 March 2018. 
   
       
January 2018 The Chief Executive (CE)'s Community Project List 2018    
       
 
We have issued the invitation letter and application form for the above to the SWD subvented NGOs through email on 3 January 2018.  The deadline for application is 19 January 2018 (Friday).  You may download the invitation letter and application form here. 
 
   
       
January 2018 Application for the Lotteries Fund (LF) Block Grant (BG) for Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) providing Subvented Welfare Services for 2018-19    
       
 
We have issued letters to SWD-subvented NGOs for invitation of BG application for 2018-19 through email on 2 January 2018.  Please note that only NGOs with service unit(s) providing welfare  services subvented by SWD are eligible for application of BG.  For details, please refer to the LF Manual and the invitation letter dated 2 January 2018.

The deadline for submission of application is 19 January 2018.  Soft copies of the invitation letter and the application form can be downloaded below.  No hard copies will be issued separately.
   
       
June 2017 Visiting Scheme to Outlying Islands 2017-19     
 

The Transport Department has announced the launch of the “Visiting Scheme to Outlying Islands 2017-19” (the “Scheme”) to encourage schools, voluntary uniformed groups, non-governmental organisations, and community and local groups etc. to organise activities to visit Cheung Chau, Lantau (Mui Wo), Peng Chau and Lamma Island (Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan).  The objectives of the Scheme are to promote the local economy of outlying islands, and reduce the transportation cost of organisations for holding activities.  The application period of the Scheme is from 19 June 2017 to 18 June 2019. Interested organisations may make application to the Transport Department.  For details, please refer to the website of Transport Department (Click here) or call 1823 Call Centre.  

   
       
April 2017 

Sir Robert Ho Tung Charitable Fund 2017 Allocation Exercise 

   
       
 

Applications within the social welfare schedule for the above funding should be submitted to Lotteries Fund Projects Section before 12 May 2017.  Application form and relevant information could be downloaded as below. 

   
     
       

January 2017  

The Chief Executive (CE)'s Community Project List 2017

   
       
 

We have issued the invitation letter and application form for the above to the SWD subvented NGOs through email on 18 January 2017.  The deadline for application is 17 February 2017 (Friday).  You may download the invitation letter and application form here. 

 

   
       

February
2016  

Briefing Session on Special Visitation Program for Service Performance Monitoring 

   
       
 

The briefing session was held on 25 February 2016.  The PowerPoint Slides (Chinese version only) can be downloaded here -  PowerPoint of the briefing session

   
       

August 2015  

New Arrangements for Procurement of Furniture and Equipment with the Use of Lotteries Fund 

   
       
 

With effect from 1 August 2015, new arrangements will be implemented for procurement of furniture and equipment with the use of the Lotteries Fund.  NGOs should refer to the following documents for procurement of furniture and equipment -

A briefing session was organised for NGOs introducing the new arrangements on 20 July 2015.  The PowerPoint of the briefing session (only Chinese version is available) can be downloaded here -

   
       

May 2015 

 Invitation for Proposals for Building Capacity in Food Support Service

   
       
 

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force is now inviting the interested organisations to submit proposals to implement the initiative of 'Building Capacity in Food Support Service'.  The initiative aims at filling the service gaps in food support sector in Hong Kong.  Interested organisations please click here for the details.  (Closing date has been extended to 12:00 noon on 11 August 2015

   
       

February 2015 

Sample Funding and Service Agreements and Service Documents

   
       
 

Bilingual version of sample Funding and Service Agreements and Service Documents has been uploaded for public's reference.  For details, please visit the respective Webpage. 

   
       

January 2015

The Lotteries Fund Block Grant for the year 2015-16 for Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) providing subvented welfare services

   
       
 

We have issued invitation letters including application form for the application of Block Grant for the year 2015-16 to the SWD-subvented NGOs through email on 5 January 2015.  Please note that only NGOs with SWD-subvented service units are eligible to apply for Block Grant.  For details, please refer to the Lotteries Fund Manual and the invitation letter dated 5 January 2015. 

The deadline for the application is 23 January 2015.   Soft copies of the invitation letter including application form can be downloaded here.  NO hard copies of the invitation will be issued separately.

Invitation Letter & Annex 1-3   PDF Document   Word Document 

   
       

June
2014
 

Best Practice Manual  

   
       
 

The Best Practice Manual (BPM) comes into effect on 1 July 2014.  For this purpose, SWD organised a briefing for the sector in June 2014.  The presentation (Chinese version only)  can be downloaded here - 

   
       
 

The Presentation Slides 

   
 

Presentation by SWD on the BPM    

   
       
 

The Best Practice Manual  

   
 

The Best Practice Manual (translated version)   PDF Document 

   
       

April
2014 

Briefing Session for NGO Management on Enhancing the Lump Sum Grant Subvention System

   
       
 

As announced in the 2014 Policy Address, the Government will increase annual recurrent funding of about $470 million from 2014-15 onwards for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the Lump Sum Grant Subvention System to strengthen their central administrative and supervisory support, to increase the provision for“other charges”, and to provide additional resources to enable NGOs to recruit and retain paramedical staff more effectively or to hire paramedical services to deliver services subvented by the Social Welfare Department.  The Government will also allow NGOs more flexibility in using the Provident Fund reserve.  For this purpose, a briefing session for NGOs was held on 4 April 2014, and the powerpoint presentation (in Chinese) can be downloaded here - 

PowerPoint Presentation by SWD

   
       

March
2014

Invitation for Provision of Intermediary Services for the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund

   
 

 

 

 

 

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force is now conducting an exercise to invite interested organisations to submit proposals to become the first batch of Intermediaries in order to help the Fund to further its objectives to support poverty alleviation in Hong Kong.  Interested organisations please click here for the details. (The invitation exercise for provision of intermediary service for 'Capacity Building' and/or 'Innovative Programmes' came to a close at 12:00 noon on 11 April 2014. The first batch of intermediaries is expected to be engaged after mid-2014.)

   
       

January 2014 

Briefing Session on Lotteries Fund 

   
       
 

With a view to explaining the general procedures and workflow for projects related to major renovation works under Chapter 5 of the  Lotteries Fund Manual, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) and the Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) jointly organised a briefing session for the non-governmental organisations from social welfare sector on 19 December 2013.  The PowerPoint presentations of the briefing session can be downloaded here - 

   
       
 

PowerPoint Presentation by SWD

   
 

PowerPoint Presentation by ArchSD 

   
 

 

   
 

In addition, SWD had gathered the concerns raised by the sector before the briefing session and compiled the frequently asked questions and answers below - 

   
       
 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (Chinese Version) 

   
       
January 2014 The Lotteries Fund Block Grant for the year 2014-15 for Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) providing subvented welfare services      
       
  We have issued invitation letters including application form for the application of Block Grant for the year 2014-15 to the SWD-subvented NGOs through email on 3 January 2014.  Please note that only NGOs with SWD-subvented service units are eligible to apply for Block Grant.  For details, please refer to the Lotteries Fund Manual and the invitation letter dated 3 January 2014. 


The deadline for the application is 20 January 2014.   Soft copies of the invitation letter including application form can be downloaded here.  NO hard copies of the invitation will be issued separately.