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March
2021
  2020-21 Self-assessment Report on Service Performance
 
     
           
         
           
           
October
2020
  2020-21 Half-yearly Report on Variance on Output and/or Outcome Standards
 
     
            
         
           
           
October
2020
  Rent / Rates / Government Rent Subsidy 2020-21
 
     
           
   
The Rent / Rates / Government Rent Subsidy Scheme (The Scheme) for 2020-21 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 2020-21 application is on 4 November 2020, application form and explanatory notes are for reference only)
 
     
           
           
August
2020
  2019-20 Self-assessment Report on Service Performance for Integrated Programme in Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centres
 
     
           
         
           
           
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
     
           
         
           
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
     
         
         
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. 
   
         
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.  

   
         

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

   
         

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. 

   
         

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)