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Dec 2018The new rounds of applications for the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged will be launched before end December 2018

The Twelfth Round Regular Portion Application and the Fifth Round Dedicated Portion Application for Implementing After-school Learning and Support Programmes under the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged will be open for application before the end of December 2018.  Details of application will be announced soon.
Dec 2018Invitation for Proposals for Operation of the “Parents/Relatives Resource Centres”

The Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch now invites non-governmental organisations operating rehabilitation services for their submission of quality proposals for operation of the following new rehabilitation service project:

Parents/Relatives Resource Centres

Please click here for further details on the 'Invitation of Proposals
Dec 2018The Final Report of the Consultancy Study on the Long-term Development of Child Care Services

In December 2016, the Social Welfare Department commissioned the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of The University of Hong Kong (the Consultant Team) to conduct a “Consultancy Study on the Long-term Development of Child Care Services” (the Study).  The Study looks into the overall provision of day child care services in Hong Kong and advises on the long-term development of child care services.

The Consultant Team has furnished the Final Report on the Study and has put forward a series of recommendations to improve the quality and quantity of child care services in Hong Kong.
  • The Executive Summary can be downloaded here
  • The Final Report (English version only) can be downloaded here
Dec 2018Assistance Programme under the Community Care Fund

The Community Care Fund extends further the “Special Care Subsidy for the Severely Disabled” Programme, which is administered by the Social Welfare Department.
For details, please click here.
Dec 2018Invitation for Proposals to Operate a Support Centre for Persons with Autism (SPA)

The Social Welfare Department is now inviting Non-Governmental Organisations operating subvented rehabilitation service(s) to submit proposals to operate the said SPA.

Please click here for further details.
Dec 2018Announcement of the Result of Invitation for Proposals for Implementing the Pilot Scheme on Social Work Service for Pre-primary Institutions (Phase 1)

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has earlier invited subvented non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to submit proposals to implement the Pilot Scheme on Social Work Service for Pre-primary Institutions (Phase 1) (the Pilot Scheme).  A total of 28 proposals were received and a Vetting Committee was set up to conduct assessment of the proposals.  Upon the recommendation of the Committee, SWD has selected the following 17 NGOs (including 15 operating Full Social Work Teams and 2 operating Half-teams) to implement the Pilot Scheme (Phase 1)  -
 
Serial No. Name of Organisation
(in alphabetical order)
Type of Social Work Team
Full- team Full- team Full- team Half- teamHalf- team
1. Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong (The) ü  
2. Church of United Brethren in Christ Hong Kong Limited (The) üüüüüüüüü  
3. ELCHK, Social Service Head Office ü  
4. Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service ü  
5. Heep Hong Society ü  
6. Hong Kong Christian Service ü  
7. Hong Kong Family Welfare Society ü  
8. Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited ü  
9. Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children   ü
10. Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association ü  
11. Po Leung Kuk ü  
12. SAHK   ü
13. Salvation Army (The) ü  
14. St. James' Settlement ü  
15. Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Social Service (The) ü  
16. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals ü  
17. Yan Chai Hospital ü  

The social work teams operated by the awarded organisations under the Pilot Scheme (Phase 1) will commence service in February 2019.

 
Dec 2018Application for “Hong Kong Paralympians Fund”

Applications are invited for the following categories of grants under the Hong Kong Paralympians Fund. 

(a) Development of Target Sports (2019-20);
(b) Subsistence Grant to Athletes with Disabilities (2019-20);
(c) Employment Facilitating Grant for Retired Athletes with Disabilities (2019-22);
(d) Audit fee (2019-20).

The deadline for (c) is 28 December 2018 and deadline for (a), (b) and (d) is 4 January 2019.

Detailed information and application forms can be downloaded from SWD Website:

https://hcmspreview.swd.hksarg/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_rehab/sub_listofserv/id_hkpf/

Enquiries can be made to Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch, Social Welfare Department on telephone number: 2892 5345, or E-mail address: srm8@swd.gov.hk

Dec 2018Invitation for Proposal for Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (NEC)

Non-governmental Organisations operating subvented elderly services are invited to submit proposal to operate a new NEC at So Uk Estate, Sham Shui Po.

For information of briefing session and details of Service Specifications, please click here.

The application shall be submitted by hand on or before 20 December 2018 (Thursday) on or before 5:00 p.m. 
Dec 2018Outcome of Applications for Purchase Exercise under Enhanced Bought Place Scheme (2018)

The Social Welfare Department has completed vetting of the applications for the Purchase Exercise under the Enhanced Bought Place Scheme (2018).  The list of private residential care homes for the elderly being accepted for joining the Enhanced Bought Place Scheme can be downloaded here.
Dec 2018Invitation of Proposals for Operation of the “Pilot Scheme on Professional Outreaching Team for Private Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities”

The Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch now invites non-governmental organisations operating rehabilitation services for their submission of quality proposals for operation of the following new rehabilitation service project:

Pilot Scheme on Professional Outreaching Team for Private Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities

Please click here for further details on the 'Invitation for Proposals'.
Dec 2018Additional and Planned Places of Rehabilitation Services

Information on additional and planned places of rehabilitation services for the period of October 2018 to March 2019 has been announced.  Please download the information here.
Dec 2018Application for "The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" and/ or "Central Fund for Personal Computers"

"The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" (The Scheme)(27th round) and "Central Fund for Personal Computers" (The Fund) (39th round) now accept applications.  The deadline for both the Scheme and Fund is 7 December 2018. The Scheme has been further enhanced since October 2015, including expansion of coverage on subsidy to purchase accessories/portable devices for PVI.

Eligible organisations, educational institutes and individual persons with visual impairment may apply for "The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" whereas "Central Fund for Personal Computers" is for eligible persons with disabilities engaging in self-employment at home or supported employment service at home.

Detailed information and application forms can be downloaded from SWD Website:
http://www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_rehab/sub_listofserv/id_itforpeople/; or
CyberAble.net: http://www.cyberable.net .

Enquiries can be made to Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch, Social Welfare Department:

"The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" or "Central Fund for Personal Computers"

Telephone: 3586 3594; Email Address: eoimc@swd.gov.hk; Fax: 2834 7046

Dec 2018Application for Purchase Exercise (2018-19) under the Bought Place Scheme for Private Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities

To increase the provision of subsidised residential care places for persons with disabilities, the Social Welfare Department is inviting operators of private residential care homes for the persons with disabilities to submit applications for the Purchase Exercise (2018-19) under the Bought Place Scheme.  Applications will close on 19 November 2018.  For details, please click here.

Application form can be downloaded here
Dec 2018Flag Day Organisers from April 2018 to March 2019

The list of Flag Day Organisers from April 2018 to March 2019 can be downloaded here.