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Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged

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$d Eligibility
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$d The Dedicated Portion of the PFD for After-school Learning and Support Programmes 
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$d Announcement of the Results in the 1st Round Application
$d Announcement of the Results in the 2nd Round Application
$d Announcement of the Results in the 3rd Round Application
$d Announcement of the Results in the 4th Round Application
$d Announcement of the Results in the 5th Round Application 
$d Announcement of the Results in the 6th Round Application
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Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged

Introduction
   

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To promote tripartite partnership among the welfare sector, the business community and the Government to help the disadvantaged, the Government announced in the 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 being earmarked 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.  The Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address has proposed to further inject $400 million into the PFD to continue to promote cross-sectoral collaboration in helping the disadvantaged.  The injection will be evenly allocated to the regular portion of the fund and the dedicated portion for after-school learning and support programmes.

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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
   

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The Fund aims to incentivise non-governmental welfare organisations (welfare NGOs) 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
   

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Bona-fide charitable welfare NGOs having tax-exempted status under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112) may apply for the matching grants from the PFD.

   

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Priority consideration will be given to applications which are :

   

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in pursuit of 4"E"s, namely Enhancement of quality of life, Employment / Skill development, Empowerment and Exclusion prevention;

   

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with output and outcome evaluation;

   

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with promising sustainability and strategic partnerships with the business corporations;

   

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with elements of early intervention and preventive measures targeting a social problem; and

   

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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.

   
   
   
 
                                                                                            

 
 
 
 
 
 
The Briefing Session of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged (PFD) (Eleventh Round Regular Portion Application and Fourth Round Dedicated Portion Application) was successfully held on 24 January 2018.  Interested NGOs and Schools are encouraged to refer to the briefing powerpoint slides for the updated PFD application requirement.  The briefing powerpoint Slides can be downloaded here. (Only Chinese Version Available)

 
 
 
 
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.


 
 
 
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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 for business organisations' reference and direct contact.
Letter to NGOs and General Information on Posting (Annex 1)

Updated enquiry hotline: 2892 5249

Updated mailing address: The Secretariat, Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged, Social Welfare Department, Room 735, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong


Proposal Form (Annex 2)

Form for Post Deletion (Annex 3)
 

Proposals Posted by Welfare NGOs/Schools
 
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The Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged (the PFD), since its set up in 2005, has exemplified the proliferation of cross-sectoral partnership in helping the disadvantaged.  Adopting the theme of “In partnership we build a caring community”, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) organised the “Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged - Project Sharing cum Award Presentation Ceremony” (the ceremony) on 3 November 2016.  The ceremony aimed to commend the joint efforts and contributions of organisations including business partners, non-governmental welfare organisations (welfare NGOs) and schools participating in the PFD, and to encourage further collaboration in fostering a cohesive, inclusive and caring society.  
 
 
 
Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS, JP, the then Chief Secretary for Administration, and Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, the then Secretary for Labour and Welfare, when officiating the ceremony, commended all the participating organisations' contributions to the cross-sectoral initiatives.  They remarked that it was encourgaing to see increasing support and participation in the PFD in the past years.
 
 
 
Miss Annie Tam, GBS, JP, the then Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare, and  Ms Carol Yip, JP, the Director of Social Welfare, and members of the Advisory Committee of the PFD were also officiating guests of the ceremony. Attendees of the ceremony included representatives from business corporations, welfare NGOs and schools which had participated in the PFD. 
 
 
 
The Outstanding Contribution Awards, the Excellence in Collaboration Awards and the Excellence in Participation Awards were presented at the ceremony to organisations for their outstanding contribution and participation.  The list of awardees may be downloaded from this page below.  Welfare NGOs, schools and business partners were invited to share and present their projects with a view to encouraging provision of diversified welfare projects in serving the disadvantaged. 
 
 
 
Please visit the following links for the video brief on the PFD, press release, list of awardees, photos and presentation slides of project sharing of the 'Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged - Project Sharing cum Award Presentation Ceremony' - 
 
 
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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  
 
 
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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
   

  

 

   

 

 

 

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