More than 1 million people in Hong Kong count on nonprofit organizations for basic necessities and other critical support. But almost every NGO has suffered a reduction in funding, and has needed to reduce its services. To help our non-profit champions during these difficult times, ACS has initiated this community platform so that NGOs can more easily share their most urgent needs with you.

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Advocacy, Legal Support & Research

Enhance Human Rights of Mainly Transgender People in Hong Kong.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Elderly, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/ Challenged, Other Marginalized (e.g. LGBTQ+, Former drug abusers, Ex-offenders, etc)

  • We need an operating site, one full time staff and basic equipment for an efficient operations. We have to look for space for all activities that we host.
  •  We need additional funds to run activities that are deferred due to COVID-19. Examples are non-refundable deposits paid to acquire space for our activities , additional storage costs for items that were bought but activities deferred, etc.
  • We need to ease our cashflows and repay our debts as some of our grants or income have been cancelled or delayed due to deferral of these activities.
  • Some of the basic equipment we need could be received in-kind if donors are available.
  • Referrals to generate income like corporate screenings of our movies, consultations to corporates to build trans-friendly workplaces, etc.
  • Difficulties to source funds to support a marginalized group of people in a very conservative social environment.
  • Difficulties to source operating funds to support an official operating site with full-time staff and basic equipment.
  • Difficulties to source funds to assist our members to fight for their equalities.

Our empowerment programs offered the skills to our members to live a better life and also peer support to improve their mental health. Our education programs penetrated different layers of the society to understand transgender people thereby driving acceptance and reduce discrimination.

To empower domestic workers through advice, assistance, education and support and to help them gain access to justice and receive fair and equal treatment. 

Beneficiaries: Migrant domestic workers, Ethnic Minorities, Women, Men

  • Funding support to retain our current team of highly skilled case managers and programme staff.
  • Funding support for general expenses and overhead in respect of administrative staff and utilities. 
  • Funding and in-kind support to continue our existing programmes that focus on 1) advice and assistance, 2) awareness and education and 3) empowerment and peer support.
  • Skilled volunteers to support in the development of new programmes and services (i.e. development of curriculums, web design, communication and marketing, fundraising and event management etc).
  • Fundraising: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic charitable donations have seen a significant reduction, with funding to support manpower, administrative and overhead costs receiving the least support. The core of HELP’s services focus on direct one on one client support and a large portion of our funding is allocated for staff costs. Funding constraints in turn affect continuous operation of the organization and systemic planning of programmes and services.
  • Program Development and Implementation: COVID-19 provided the perfect opportunity for us to review and rethink our programmes and services. In light of social distancing requirements many of our face to face programmes had to be moved online while also  considering novel ways to reach our target beneficiaries. While review and redesign of programmes has been a welcome exercise, due to manpower and funding restraints there have been a number of challenges adapting our programmes and services to respond to the new normal of COVID-19.
  • Public awareness and interest: While migrant domestic workers contribute over 12.6 billion annually to Hong Kong’s economy (Value of Care, 2017) there is a significant lack of public awareness and interest concerning migrant domestic workers. Challenges are faced in impressing on the public the importance of migrant domestic worker contributions and the impact issues faced by this community have on Hong Kong at large. Additionally the  lack of public awareness and interest in migrant worker issues exacerbate funding and resource challenges faced by the organisation.  

Over the last year, we have assisted over 1,000 new domestic worker clients with their individual cases to successfully claim withheld entitlements and get them back on their feet and into the workforce as quickly as possible. Additionally, over the same period we have reached over 20,000 domestic workers through our online education programs, enabling them to better understand their rights in Hong Kong. 99% of our cases involving financial claims were settled out of Court. Through the facilitation of out of Court settlements our intervention saves public funds and resources for each out-of-Court settlement.

The mission of Hong Kong Unison is to effect change in government policies so that everyone in Hong Kong is treated with equal respect and concern by the authorities. 

Beneficiaries: Ethnic Minorities

  • Funding for advocacy program: Funding for advocacy has not been easy; this is made more difficult with COVID-19 as most funders prefer to fund direct services and immediate needs.
  • Fundraising for operations: Simiar to the above, donors prefer to donate or make in-kind donations relating to COVID-19 to alleviate immediate needs such as health, food, housing and livelihood
  • Increase beneficiaries’ knowledge in technology for non-face to face contact.
  • Could not fulfil program requirement on school activities since school closures; and schools do not have time for such activities when schools resume.   
  • Deficit budget; difficulties in fundraising. 
  • Manpower deployed to support COVID-19 instead of regular programming.

Thanks to the work of Unison, ethnic minority families have improved access to information on mainstream schools and increased opportunities to study with Chinese children. Through our capacity building workshops, ethnic minority youth has taken on active citizen roles; they become more visible in the Hong Kong society and engage in solving community issues. 

We challenge inequality to bring visibility to the communities we work with through direct assistance, research, policy, advocacy, strategic litigation and capacity building.

Beneficiaries: Migrant domestic workers, Other Marginalized (e.g. LGBTQ+, Former drug abusers, Ex-offenders, etc), Refugees and asylum seekers

  • 1 full time staff on social welfare as we expected an increase in demand of social welfare assistance (e.g. housing, necessities) due to COVID-19. Annual Salary: HKD 163,800.
  • 2 full time staff on Research, Policy and Advocacy to work on issues directly affecting our clients, Annual Salary for 2 headcount: HKD 524,160.
  • PPE including masks and hand sanitisers for all client meetings in next 12 months. Approximate 1,200 meetings per year. Each meeting consists of 3 people.
  • Financial: We lost 6 corporate or institutional donors and had a significant drop in individual donation, now we rely on cash reserves on funding many salaries. Our Legal Clinic with international universities is also on hold due to COVID-19. This program is another key unrestricted funding source.
  • Capacity: When we lost the law firms donors, we also lost the pro-bono lawyers supporting our legal assistance work. As NGOs are not allowed by law to represent clients in courts, we rely on them to work with us in preparing the case and do the crucial job of court representation.
  • Client needs: Our clients are outside the public system thus they purely rely on goodwill. Food shortage and price spike on necessities and PPE means they cannot purchase the items and with COVID-19 made them anxious to go to attend meetings with their caseworkers.

We assisted over 1000 clients through legal and psychosocial services. We ran a psychosocial program for over 400 refugees including children from 2017 to 2019 in improving their mental wellbeing. Our social welfare program has supported 57 clients in different areas like housing, education, basic necessities etc since Sep 2018.

Make law for all by facilitating collaboration between public/private sector lawyers with NGOs and the communities they work with.

Beneficiaries: We serve NGOs and social enterprises in Hong Kong with no particular focus.

  • Funding for staff and operations
  • Funding for programs/ services
  • Volunteers with specialist skills
  • We moved many of our activities online but there is still a limited understanding of how to best capitalize on technology.
  • Funding for the future as there are a lot of uncertainties.
  • Facilitating relationship building when no personal meetings can take place (at regional level).

Over the last three years we have supported several NGOs and social enterprises and strengthened their legal capacity through trainings, webinars and resources. Through our Hong Kong Clearinghouse and related activities we have supported over 150 NGOs with their own legal needs but also the needs communities they serve working towards greater access to justice for all. 

Enhance the wellbeing of HK citizens through placemaking and pedestrianization initiatives that enhance health, improve the environment, encourage social inclusiveness and help small businesses to flourish.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Physically Disabled/ Challenged, Medical Conditions, Families and Community, Environment

  • Funding need for overheads (staff salary + rent) – HKD 1.75 million
  • Funding for overheads
  • Funding for projects
  • Inability to conduct public engagement activities

Raised the awareness through advocacy, education, community engagement and research of the need to change HK’s urban planning model to value pedestrians over cars with the government, DCs, local retailers and the community. Result is that a project to revitalize and re-energize HK’s Central Business District may be realized.

Art, Culture & Heritage

HKGNA’s Mission is to inspire and nurture artistic excellence and personal success in our next generation of young artists and transform lives through music.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Impoverished, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Children with special education needs

  • Partial funding for operations and staff (Designer, Administrator and Project Staff): HKD 250,000.
  • Partial funding support for program development for new projects and annual Music Festival events (including concerts, music therapy lectures and workshops, overseas performance, masterclasses): HKD 350,000.
  • Decrease in grants and sponsorship due to the outbreak of COVID-19 as many companies and organisations are facing a difficult time in allocating funds due to economic downsizing. 
  • We have cancelled and postponed our events since Nov 2019 due to protests and COVID-19, and we are still uncertain whether we will be able to organise our events as re-scheduled. There are still some places in lockdown or having social distancing policies, which means that we are not able to invite overseas guest artists, or even local artists.
  • We do not have funding for daily operations and staff.

We have been bringing music excellence to over 2000 individuals, audiences and the Hong Kong community as a whole through our festivals and events, including concerts with international and local young musicians, music competition for the youth, music therapy lectures and workshop series for our local community that involved over 10 schools and NGOs.

Make Western opera accessible and approachable to all.

Beneficiaries: Anyone who comes to our events

  • Funding for programs/ services
  • We don’t know when will people be confident to attend Live shows
  • Overseas talents cannot fly to Hong Kong
  • We need to absorb loss made by change of policies (e.g. Social distancing rules)

We have reached out to more than 3000 audiences and created 3 main stage operas plus more than 20 events including operas gigs and community events.

Premiere Performances brings internationally celebrated artists and the world’s brightest rising stars to Hong Kong for solo recitals, chamber music and community outreach, building a vibrant local arts scene and inspiring audience members of all ages with performances that are accessible to all. Premiere Performances is sparking a musical movement. We want to enliven the imagination of Hong Kong audiences through extraordinary performances, inspire those who play to pick up their instruments and play with joy and love, and enable those who listen to have a concert experience like no other.

Beneficiaries: We believe that everybody, regardless of social class, education, ethnicity, age or language, will be moved by an exceptional musical performance, and we have programs aimed at all demographics of our society.

  • Cover a budget shortfall of HKD 2,500,000
  • Fundraising: Corporate sponsorship has disappeared; it’s difficult to fundraise from individuals when our activities are curtailed. 40% of our funding comes from a Government matching grant. Without sufficient sponsorship/donations, we won’t receive the maximum grant amount, thereby facing a substantial shortfall. 
  • School suspensions/venue closures: With schools suspended and concert halls closed since January, all concerts between February – June 2020 have ceased. We pivoted to digital streaming but it’s impossible to experience the thrill of a live music performance online. 
  • Social distancing measures: When concerts resume, income from ticket sales will be drastically reduced as venue capacity will only be 50%.

Premiere Performances presents 100 events per year reaching over 25,000 people, including 15,000 students. We believe that everybody, regardless of social class, education, ethnicity, age or language, will be moved by an exceptional musical performance, and we have programmes aimed at all demographics of our society.

Education, Training & Development

AFS Intercultural Exchanges is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

Beneficiaries: Youth

  • Partial funding for staff (Program Director, Program Officer, Principal Trainer, and Administrator) and operations for new projects and programs on Intercultural Learning: HKD 600,000.
  • Funding support for program design and development for new projects and programs on Intercultural Learning: HKD 200,000.
  • Volunteers with professional training and workshop facilitating skills especially for age groups of 12-14 and 15-18 years old, the number of volunteers required is about 10.
  • Donation items for future cultural exchange students such as coupons for airfare and transportation, or discounted airfare for exchange students under AFS Hong Kong.
  • Professional coaching and counseling for staff: number of hours required is around 10 per beneficiary.
  • Experienced a decrease in revenue.
  • Services or projects have been stopped or postponed.
  • Experienced reduced organisational capacity due to volunteer absences, moving to a virtual working environment or remote facilities.

A global alumni survey at the end of 2018 with 10,500 respondents, including year and short program returnees has below findings: 

  1. 80.4% of returnees indicated that their exchange helped them improve their problem-solving skills.
  2. 89.7% of returnees indicated that their exchange helped them better communicate and collaborate with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
  3. 81.7% of returnees indicated that their exchange helped them become fluent in another language.
  4. 83.8% of returnees indicated that their exchange helped them develop the ability to adapt in a diverse workplace environment.

Arts for everyone

Beneficiaries: Disabled people

  • Funding for staff and operations

Finance problem

Arts for everyone

A Plastic Ocean Foundation is a charitable organisation registered in Hong Kong, dedicated to creating a wave of change to stop plastic pollution and to be part of the solution through science, education and policy advocacy.

Beneficiaries: Environment, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Social enterprises and other non-governmental organizations



  • Funding for future environmental plans : Due to the rapid environment deterioration, especially in terms of plastic pollution to the natural environment in and anticipated after the COVID-19 situation, more resources needed to be allocated into structuring and formalizing new strategies to engage government, business and general public to adopte circular economy model and conscious living lifestyle.
  • Funding for programs/ services: Two major lessons from COVID-19, ONE nothing is regional, no matter outbreak of virus or plastic in the oceans, borders won’t be able to contain them; TWO only through regional and international collaborations, we can fight the virus, no one can fight and win alone. Therefore we are also developing regional programs to work with NGOs in China, Taiwan, Singapore to address the plastic pollution. Since major fundings in Hong Kong are location specific, we are also looking for investors to support our regional and international collaborations.
  • Funding for Staff and operations:
    • Distance Education: COVID-19 showed the importance of digital activities. As others digitalised daily operations to overcome the social distance, so did APO. APO has started providing online education to the public, we have found that online education can attract new audiences. In the future, we would like to establish new forms of education.
    • Daily Operations: During the COVID-19 period, economic crackdown has made our development slow down slightly. We need funding to retain and recruit talent to drive the changes, and also budget for operations to cope with the period of uncertainty.
  • Lack of capital flow
  • Insufficient funds to avoid staff salaries
  • Ongoing projects are shelved, suspended and canceled, and the remaining projects are not enough for covering the expenses
  • Raising public awareness on Plastic Pollution.
  • Linking public-corporate-NGOs together to combat the situation with innovative measures.
  • Public Education and front-line operations on Plastic Pollution.

Children helping children – taking a gift, educational tools and hygiene items from Hong Kong school children to underprivileged children in Hong Kong and Asia who may have never received a gift. We teach Hong Kong school children the concept of poverty in an easily understandable way, through the simple act of packing a box of gifts and essential items for a child who doesn’t have what they have.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Physically Disabled/ Challenged, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/ Challenged, Families and Community, Impoverished, Children with special education needs

  • Funding for staff: we would like a part-time or full time paid member of staff who runs the everyday operations and logistics of Box of Hope. This charity is growing year on year and is a full-time job to run. This is currently done on a voluntary basis which is unsustainable. In addition, we would need some shared office space for this individual.
  • We need funding for specialist jobs which are needed for the everyday running and growth of the charity, for example, an accountant, company secretary, media and PR.
  • We have an old database which is operational but very difficult to use to generate the information we need. In order to generate good, useful data which we can use year on year we need a new enhanced database which is suitable for the 35,000 boxes which we collect each year.
  • In order to grow Box of Hope, we want to measure the impact that it has in a more targeted way using an effective monitoring and evaluation system. We need some professional help in order to achieve this.
  • Transporting our boxes across Hong Kong and South East Asia is our main cost each year. With more and more boxes this cost continues to grow. We would like monetary support with this.
  • Our charity is growing rapidly, we are struggling to grow our governance and sustainability at the same rate, this is something we’re working hard during 2020 we are unsure what impact COVID-19 will have, it may be difficult to distribute boxes outside of Hong Kong.
  • We would like to professionalize our charity, generate and use data that we produce each year, develop some key targets and monitoring and evaluation. In order to do this well, we’d like a paid member of staff.

We bring a little joy to vulnerable children in Hong Kong and South East Asia. Many of these children are thrilled to receive a small gift and something which they can take ownership of. It has a wider impact on their families, community and schooling. There is also a significant impact on the children who are giving. They become more aware of the world around them and give to others.

Bring Me a Book Hong Kong uses evidence-based research to provide transformational training for parents and educators, the best Chinese and English children’s books and quality programs to access authors and literacy experts, to enrich the lives of all in the Hong Kong community.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Women, Families ad Community, Ethnic Minorities, New legal immigrant families, Impoverished, Children with special education needs

  • Salary for 3 x Program Staff: $250,000
  • Office rent and operational costs for 6 months: 180,000
  • Bags of books for children for 20 schools/centers (4 books per bag) HKD 120 x 400 bags = HKD 48,000.
  • Volunteers can help pack and distribute book packs.
  • Finding alternative revenue streams after sustaining a 40% reduction in our service revenue since November 2019 with multiple cancelled events.
  • Implementing our library program due to school and community center closures.
  • Moving trainings online for our beneficiaries.

We have partnered with 85 schools and community centers, inspiring a love of reading through our library program and author visits for over 66,000 children. We have also increased parents’ knowledge of how to nurture their child’s love of reading by almost 50% (from 34% to 83%) according to 1,100 pre- and post-parent survey results.

To raise the English proficiency and self-confidence of Hong Kong’s young people, particularly the less privileged, through dynamic interaction with English-speaking university graduates working in creative partnership with schools.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Children with special education needs , Impoverished Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Social enterprises and other non-governmental organizations

  • Our student beneficiaries have faced unique and unprecedented challenges this year and we are very worried about their future prospects in their education and career, and also their mental wellbeing. These challenges are likely to continue into the next year and, as always, students from less privileged backgrounds have suffered the most. Aside from our own challenges as an organization, we are always seeking new funding opportunities to benefit students in Hong Kong and would be keen to discuss with funders how they can help schools and students across the region.
  • Technical support from specialists experienced in developing online resources, websites, and software. We plan to develop our organizational capacity and ensure our services are available online for our beneficiaries in light of the potential for future school closures due to COVID-19 and the social unrest.
  • Seed funding to help start projects and programs that we postponed or cancelled as a result of COVID-19. This includes developing an online learning platform that students can access from home if school closures continue into the next academic year.
  • Support from marketing specialists who can advise us on the best way to reach potential funders, donors, and staff in the upcoming year.
  • Support on developing our organizational structures and capacity in light of the “new normal” remote learning and work environments.
  • Training our team to ensure that they have the digital skills and tools available to lead English lessons and activities online.
  • Financially, we have not reduced any staff salaries or made anyone redundant. However, the cost of this will greatly impact the scope and content of services we can offer next year.
  • Marketing and promoting our organisation to potential Chatteris Tutors (who come from across the world) and potential partner schools in Hong Kong, all of whom may have financial concerns of their own and may be reluctant to pursue new developments due to COVID-19 and the Hong Kong social unrest.

Chatteris offers students, especially those from less privileged backgrounds, access to interactive and enjoyable English speaking opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. By creating an authentic and engaging English language environment for students, we make them more confident and motivated to use the language, helping them to unlock their future potential in their education and careers.


Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Elderly

  • 維持一年的員工薪金及營運開支HKD 650,000。
  • 尋找商業伙伴申請社會福利署的攜手扶弱基金以維持及開展不同服務  由於中心所在地屬領展管理,租金差餉及管理費極之高昂,而且合約也將近完滿,因此希望物色更理想的場地提供服務。
  • 中心每月須繳交租金差餉及管理費用$161,249.5元,面對沉重的場地開支。
  • 中心現有全職同工共5人,每月總人手開支接近$100,000元,也成為沉重的負擔。
  • 自2月份開始,中心所有的班組因疫情的影響下都一一停止,以致中心每月平均減少了大約$133,000的收入,令入不敷支的情況更加嚴重。

為學生提供持續的學習支援以增強他們的學習能力及協助解決隔代貧窮;  為基層居民提供不同物資上的援助以提升他們的生活質素。

Economic Empowerment of Migrant Domestic Workers.

Beneficiaries: Migrant domestic workers

  • Financial Resources 
    • Donations to provide free financial counselling appointment to domestic workers in financial crisis (HK$250 will provide one financial counseling session)
    • Donations to support the continuous operations of all Enrich’ services.
  • Human Resources
    • Urgent – A Community Engagement Volunteer (min. 8h per week) to raise awareness of Enrich services and improve engagement with the migrant domestic worker community.
    • Urgent – A Social Media Volunteer (2 days a week) to create contents and maintain our social media pages.
    • A Grant Writer Volunteer to identify grant opportunities and manage the grant development.
  • Others: Laptops donation for the operations team
  • An increase in the demand for individual support (e.g: financial counseling).
  • A shortage of internal capabilities to respond to the crisis, especially on specific expertise and skills (e.g., Digital expertise).
  • Uncertainty in terms of funding for 2021 and beyond as many funders may postpone their engagement.

In the past three years, Enrich HK reached over 40,000 migrant domestic workers through their education and outreach programmes. Based on the evaluation study conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016/2017, Enrich’s tailored approach enables domestic workers to be equipped with the knowledge to take greater control of their finance, realize their financial goals and be confident to speak with their family and friends. Enrich HK has been awarded, for the second consecutive year, the Financial Education Champion Award 2020 by the Investor and Financial Education Council (IFEC).

Our mission is to end forced labour.

Beneficiaries: Women, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Migrant domestic workers

  • Funding to support our staff
  • Funding to support the operations of our agency
  • The regional lockdown in the Philippines and the public gathering restrictions in Hong Kong has led to a halt in our services and the beneficiaries we work with.
  • Income has reduced as fundraising events have had to be cancelled and we have reduced revenue as demand for our services at Fair Employment Agency has decreased.
  • Uncertainty around forecasting our operations in the future, and how this will have long-term impact.

Employment Agencies: Fair Employment Agency has placed over 4200 workers. Most importantly though, it has aided the broader industry towards less exploitative market norms.

Training Centers: Our training reduces termination rates of our workers from the industry standard of 35-40% to just 10%. By reducing termination rates, we are reducing instances of forced labour.

We would like to improve the online and offline engagement of youth through social media and technology. By collaborate with government and NGOs, we serve the community by innovative and sustainable ideas.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Families and Community, Impoverished, 

  • 能與cyber youth 同行的義工
  • 週轉資金以應付現金流
  • 二手枱凳
  • 二手電腦伺服器
  • 二手電腦用品/攝影週邊用品
  • 訓練年青人
  • 現金流不足
  • 活動計劃經常被疫症打斷

Fantastic Dream has reached out to youths using social media platforms and YouTube videos, with more than 70 videos in total along with a total reach of more than 2 million. It has also organised more than 20 events along with partners from different charitable organisations, YouTubers and key opinion leaders (KOL).

We have also established a strong network with other Internet celebrities, who have an aggregate total following of more than 10 million throughout different social media platforms. Our keen advantage centres around our ability to engage them to join us in organising youth activities regularly, focusing on youth’s interest and needs while drawing enthusiastic numbers.

Fantastic Dream emphasises the importance of making deep online engagement with youths while having intervention on their issues. We aim to help Internet youths to discover their motivation to change and develop their personal potentials and dreams, thereby leading to significant breakthrough from their status-quo of mostly online life and a fruitful, meaningful life in reality.

Deliver Life Education through Agriculture events and activities.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Families and Community, New legal immigrant families, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.)

  • New location: It takes around 10 mins by vehicles or 30 mins on foot to go to the new site to most near public transportation exchange to Yuen Long.
  • At least 2 clerical staffs on admin and communication with volunteers to kick start the new farm site.
  • Payment to their transportation and daily allowance for clerical staff and volunteers.
  • Once off around HKD 450,000 to setup basic infrastructures, hygiene, water, power and temporary office.
  • Move to new site need kick start capital and promotional cost.
  • Lack of wages to employ permanent staff and temporary staff, as well as volunteers cost.
  • New site is far far away from main road. We need a 2nd hand / nth hand vehicle.

Running organic farms, provide working opportunities, family events to the citizens with very positive feedback on coherence, humanity and treat each other well.

We 55% of the users received the individual mentorship of the Community Service Order and the drug abusers continue to be our volunteers after the programme.

Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF) is a registered charity dedicated exclusively to shark conservation. As apex predators, sharks are a crucial part of the marine food chain. The demand for shark products has contributed to the rapid decline of many species, with several already nearing extinction. Removing sharks from our oceans will threaten the delicate balance of ecosystems that are valuable sources of food and key elements in regulating our climate.

We aim to raise awareness about shark conservation, particularly the unsustainable practice of shark finning, and to reduce consumption of shark products in Hong Kong. Every year, over 100 million sharks are caught worldwide for shark fins and other products, with over 50% of the world’s shark fin being traded through Hong Kong alone . HKSF believes this a rare opportunity for one city to make a significant impact on a global scale. Please act now to help reduce the consumption of shark products in Hong Kong and save the world’s sharks.

Beneficiaries: Animals, Environment

  • Fundraising and funding: As a small, grassroots Hong Kong charity, HKSF does not receive ANY government or regular grant or corporate funding and has always been dependent on individual donors to support the shark conservation cause. Fundraising comes primarily from the kindness of schools, individuals, TwoPresents (an online invitation birthday platform) and small companies. In 2020 we received a very generous donation of HKD 114K from LUSH Hong Kong as part of their LUSH Charity Pot 2019 campaign to support small, grassroots organizations around the world that are working in the areas of animal protection, the environment, and human rights. See link below for more details: LUSH Fundraiser 2020 –
  • Staffing: Since we have limited budget, HKSF primarily runs operates using volunteers and one paid staff the Executive Director. If we had more funding, we could hire an additional person or two to drive the strategies and grow the charity to further the cause.
  • Volunteers: Finding qualified volunteers that are willing to commit time and energy to keep the charity running on a professional and productive/successful level.
  • Fundraising/Funding
  • Teaching students when schools are online only
  • Lack of funds to hire staff

Education: Shark Ambassador Education campaign – In 2019, HKSF reached over 10,800 kids in 2019 at over 45 schools. This is a 350% increase from when HKSF started teaching students about shark conservation in 2016. HKSF continues to educate students to stop eating shark fin soup and to change the world’s future by planting the seeds of positive change. For more information about our Shark Ambassador education program, please see the link below:

With the vision of developing better youths through sports, our mission is to promote social mobility, gender equality, social inclusion and healthy lifestyle through sports. 

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Children with special education needs, Ethnic Minorities Impoverished

  • IHKSports is most grateful for the generous support from our partners and would like more organizations, corporates and individuals to support us as:
    • Donation Partners (provide regular monetary donation to support our operation)
    • Sports Program Title-Sponsors (provide specific funding to specific sports classes/projects)
    • Supporting Partners (provide one-off donation, pro-bono services and/or in-kind donations)
    • IHKSports is also supporting corporates or individuals who share IHKSports’ vision in creating a dedicated campaign page to fundraise for us.
  • Volunteers with specialist skills to work with the full-time team to support the operation of the organization: Sports Program Management Team, Marketing and Communications Team, HR & IT Team, Learning and Development Team, Fundraising Team.
  • Project-based volunteers, e.g. female volunteers as sports buddies in girls’ project for teenage girls.
  • All classes of our sports training were cancelled and rescheduling is not possible until school resumes.
  • Major events (e.g. Annual Gala Dinner, Grand Final for our Well Dunk! Basketball League) were also postponed. 
  • Funding and resources were reallocated to create new initiatives to respond to the current situation, e.g. our “Class Stops, Exercise Doesn’t” video series. It is expected that there will be challenges in fundraising from corporates, clubs and individuals. 

In the past 3 years, >1,500 youth/children benefited from >80 long-term sports classes. >70% of our students showed improvement in the six key qualities under our STEPS! impact assessment framework. 

Kids4Kids envisions a future where all young people are empowered to be changemakers with the belief that they are never too young to change the world.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth

  • Funding for staff and operations
  • Funding for current and future programs
  • Delivering our services to schools when their schedules don’t allow us to do so due to COVID-19
  • Limited access to funding due to the current economic situation
  • Seeking alternative funding due to the cancelation of our biennial Gala Dinner this year

Through our Literacy Development Programs for primary schools and Youth Development Programs for secondary schools, we impact thousands of students every year to realize their strengths and powers to contribute to the society, believing that they are never too young to be changemakers.


Beneficiaries: Youth, Elderly, Families and Community, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Social enterprises and other non-governmental organizations

  • 機構由2014年建立以來,一直沒有足夠的公眾捐助及穩定的資金及資源捐助,而我們所有受資助的計劃均是實報實銷制,因此沒有足夠資金讓機構持續發展。
  • 因為疫情一直未有好轉或穩定的社會狀況,以致我們只能集中於現有計劃。因為我們團隊的主要服務對象為青少年,過去一年不論是社會動盪,還是漫長的停課,均對青少年帶來不同程度的心理影響。青少年對自己的方向及前路或者會感到迷惘,這亦會間接影響了我們團隊的工作和策劃。
  • 在申請大型的撥款資助時,撥款機構往往傾向信任規模較大或歷史悠久的機構,而上述機構的資源及網絡比小型機構豐富得多,這是我們經常性遇到的挑戰,相信亦會是機構長遠發展的其中一個最大挑戰。



MakerBay Foundation established in 2017, is the charity arm of MakerBay Limited with the mission to promote maker education. It is a non-profit organization that grows and nurtures youth communities by infusing maker mindset and skills to the next generation so they can innovate solutions to help resolve social issues and create positive impacts.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Elderly, Ethnic Minorities, Refugees and asylum seekers, Environment 

  • Funding for staff and operations 
  • Funding for programs/ services
  • Volunteers with specialist skills
  • General volunteers
  • Paying Staff
  • Paying Rent
  • Retaining staff: MakerBay experiences a high staff turn over
    Onboarding and training new staff to be competent, confident, open minded and independent workers.
  • Development of Online Platform:
    • Diversifying current business operations to move to online platforms in response to fit with social distancing and quarantining regulations.
    • Cost of Manpower to build new website with online learning
    • License cost for software to build the platform and host website
    • Hire staff to build and deliver online content
  • Development of sustainable and strategic business model for future

Our Education Program provided skills training relevant to the next generation to invent the jobs of tomorrow.

  • Hardware: provide access to tools and equipment to the youth
  • Curriculum: developed maker curriculum for both the trainers and the youth
  • Train-the-trainers: developed capacities of our partners through train-the-trainers program

To support migrant workers in crisis and empower them to regain dignity as human beings and as workers in Hong Kong.

Beneficiaries:Women, Ethnic Minorities, Migrant domestic workers

  • Salary for one Case Officer : HKD 536,555 for 3 years (36 months)
  • Salary for one Program Officer : HKD 563,382 for 3 years( 36 months)
  • Partial salary of the General Manager : HKD 407,776 for 3 years (36 months)
  • How to diversify institutional funding sources and sustainability.
  • Lack of financial support available for services to foreign domestic workers.
  • Shortage of manpower in the organisation with increasing demands of services and assistance of service users.

In past 3 years, we assisted a total of 15,000 migrants through our direct services.

  • Assisted over 2,600 service users in their cases and monetary claims.
  • Addressed 5,433 rights-based inquiries in our outreach services. 
  • Helped our service users to recover over HKD 7.5 millions in monetary compensations.
  • Arranged shelter for over 2,000 migrants in distress.
  • Offered over 300 work and life skills training and benefited over 7,000 participants.

IBET is committed to educating and empowering students from underprivileged Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) communities, by providing high-quality educational support to assist them in their ongoing education, as well as encourage all-round social skills development through various interactive, cultural and physical outings and events.

Beneficiaries: Ethnic Minorities – Children, Youth, Women, Impoverished

  • Funding for keeping staff, tutors employed. Funding to extend further subsidy on fees for parents who are suffering financially.
  • Volunteer specialist skills required for fund raising, financial modelling, increasing media awareness.
  • Helping the students catch up on the past 6 months of academic learning and school time lost.
  • Re-engaging students back into study mode.
  • Supporting parents who have lost jobs and may not be able to afford our highly subsidized fees.

Our students have shown marked improvement in their school academics, registered higher grades in their Chinese language and moved into higher/better banded schools.

To help people discover and develop their potential, to care for themselves, others and the world around them through challenging experiences in unfamiliar settings.

Beneficiaries: Youth

  • Capital expenditure (various needs, including essential safety equipment, repairs etc) – HKD 2 million (minimum)
  • Replenishment of Bursary fund – due to loss of fundraising income due to social unrest in 2019, our fund that permits students from disadvantaged backgrounds to receive course funding is diminished) – HKD 2 million
  • Course funding – with long-term partners changing their schedule and priorities our delivery is impacted. We are trying to fund courses to replace those lost – HKD 1.5 million
  • Maintaining income.
  • Preserving capacity for future delivery.
  • Recovering reserves which have been utilized.

We have provided transformative experiences that have built confidence, resilience and compassion for students who are experiencing challenging circumstances, allowing them to contribute to society and HK as a result.

To promote organic farming and greener lifestyles so that they become part of a sustainable culture of humankind.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Elderly
Families and Community, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Environment

  • Funding for staff and operations: HKD 750,000
  • Volunteers: information technology specialists/ consultants
  • Education activities could hardly be organized due to public hygiene considerations.
  • A decrease in donations from corporations and individuals.
  • A considerable proportion of volunteers could not provide services due to fears of contagion.

Consumers consistently show increased interest in organic foods, and thus more organic farms are established in Hong Kong in the past 3 years. Besides, students and public enjoy growing their own food, so more campus gardens and community gardens are found recently.

Our mission is to prevent and transform textile waste to catalyse a circular economy – reducing fashion’s water, chemical and carbon footprints.

Beneficiaries: Social enterprises and other non-governmental organization

  • Our team really needs good functioning computers, but we have had to cut them out of the budget entirely.
  • Program funding to ensure we are able to continue our work during and post COVID-19 when the industry most needs direction.
  • Numerous cancelled events in a row (which are core to our fundraising and awareness raising). 
  • Perceived external sense that we are not vital, as not providing immediate relief/frontline/ direct social services, when, in fact, we believe environmental issues impacting all of humanity to be more vital than ever.
  • General lack of funding opportunities due to funders (understandably) redirecting or halting funds during COVID-19.

In 2019 alone we collected 15.4 tonnes of unwanted clothing from 130 schools, companies and clubs and redistributed it to benefit more than 20 charities, with the help of 419 volunteers. Meanwhile our Redress Design Award programme continues to grow, educating emerging designers globally on circular and sustainable fashion design and production.

We empower future community leaders to bring about inclusive social change.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Men, Physically Disabled/ Challenged, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/Challenged, Ethnic Minorities, Refugees and asylum seekers, Migrant domestic workers, Social enterprises and other non-governmental organization, Other Marginalized (e.g. LGBTQ+, Former drug abusers, Ex-offenders, etc), Emerging community leaders from marginalized and under-represented groups

  • Multiyear partnership through large-scale grants (HKD 1-3 million per year) to maintain and scale up our programs and build our capacity to move our NGO from start-up to established phase, particularly over the period of our next strategic plan 2021-2024. We believe in accountable, honest and trust-based collaboration.
  • Smaller grants (HKD 250,000 – HKD 1 million) to support our Alumni Network program and new Opportunity Fund, a small grants scheme we are piloting in 2020 to provide financial support to alumni so they can kick-start their projects and meet the needs in the community right now.
  • Corporate collaboration with companies that are committed to meaningful impact, diversity and inclusion and can engage in a holistic partnership with us that encompasses: venue hosting of our workshops, speaking engagements for staff, pro bono projects (research, communications and legal) and some financial contribution towards fellowship.
  • Skilled and committed long-term volunteers, particularly in the areas of media & communications, graphic design, copy-editing, technology, accounting, training and facilitation and human resources. We are also looking to expand our board in the coming years and establish more committees.
  • Long term tech support. As a new organization, Resolve has built up many systems from scratch. In our first three years we prioritized financial and human resources processes. However, we are now at a stage where our IT needs to catch up (hardware, policies, CRM, website, social media). This is even more urgent in the digital age post-COVID. With lack of internal capacity/skills, we need funding and external consultancies.
  • Now: We are adapting our fellowship and alumni programs to the current constraints by moving some activities online and creating policies for precautionary health measures. We have considerable tech needs.   
  • Next months: Finalizing our 2021-2024 Strategic Plan to rise to the occasion of the post-COVID world, playing a role in building community resilience and the social fabric. We see opportunities for Resolve’s role as a convener.   
  • Next years: Planning on how we can maintain and scale up our work to grow our alumni network and public awareness-raising on social justice during a possible economic downturn. We are looking for multi-year funding partnership.

Our social justice fellowships, on racial equality, ending gender-based violence and disability have inspired, empowered and connected 53 emerging leaders. Last year, fellows had a collective reach of 53,000 people. 80% reported they probably or definitely would not have been able to accomplish what they had without Resolve’s support.

Mission Statement:

  • To research and create lasting and scalable waste solutions for soap and other waste products in the hospitality industry.
  • To provide employment and youth empowerment opportunities in local communities.
  • To improve sanitation and hygiene of disadvantaged communities by providing soap for free.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Elderly, Ethnic Minorities, Impoverished, Environment

  • Funding: Soap Cycling needs HKD 500,000 to subsidize the one-year salaries and operating expenses
  • Volunteers with specific skills: accounting, digital marketing, photographer and videographer, and graphic designer

Soap Cycling’s main source of income is from bespoke corporate sessions and CSR events. We have close relationships with hotels because they are the major suppliers of our soap bars and amenity bottles. Since the coronavirus has great impacts on the hospitality industry, hotels are now unable to collaborate with or financially support Soap Cycling. Due to the dramatic economic turndown over the past 10 months, almost all of our paid corporate volunteer sessions have been canceled.

Top 3 challenges we are facing are:

  • Financial challenges on maintaining daily operations for upcoming 2021 (insufficient revenue from corporate sessions due to COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Inadequate technology to conduct corporate sessions, workshops and business virtually
  • Shortage of hygiene supplies
  • Environment: provided waste solutions for over 200 hotels from Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Mainland China by collected over 17,000 kg of lightly used soaps and over 10,000 kg of amenity bottles.
  • Hygiene: distributed over 1,400 kg and 16,000 kg of soap bars inside and outside Hong Kong respectively; distributed over 1,700 litres of shampoo/ shower gel inside Hong kong.
  • Empowerment: hired over 32 MEY workers (Minorities/Elderly/Youth) for over 580 hours; trained over 100 student interns in Hong Kong, China and Singapore for over 7,000 hours.


Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth

  • 尋找1200份食物或物資, 以在農曆新年前贈予基層家庭
  • 增加捐款收入
  • 增加營運收入
  • 尋找專長科技資訊及設計的義工
  • 增加本地服務項目及合作伙伴

捐款減少, 項目及活動暫緩及停止, 調整機構發展以配合形勢


Established in 1992, Summerbridge Hong Kong is a non-profit organization, which aims to improve the educational trajectories of underprivileged students by providing them with tuition-free quality English language education and life skills development opportunities. For our student teachers, it aims to foster cross-cultural exchange and a sense of civic duty.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Impoverished

  • Funding for programs and services
  • Volunteer student teachers for future Summer Programs

• Experienced a decrease in funding.
• Summer Program services for 2020 have been cancelled.

Over the past three years, Summerbridge has served over 600 students from underprivileged backgrounds in Hong Kong, helping to develop their students’ English communication, academic, and life skills through an engaging English Language Development curriculum, small class sizes, individual mentoring, and hands-on learning strategies.

To support the education and personal development of financially and socially disadvantaged students through enhancing self-esteem, learning attitude and motivation.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Impoverished

  • Talent or Strategic partners to help us on advocacy, and promotion to reach the general public.
  • Talent or Strategic partners (not vendors) who can provide effective technology solutions for us.
  • Funding to support the above initiatives, plus support for partner schools to sustain their mentorship program beyond their 5-year support by TUF.
  • A lack of understanding of policy-makers, education community and general public on the value of mentorship. We need marketing talent or advocates who can help us promote the cause and influence opinion.   
  • We support schools to effect and sustain mentoring impact on students through the current 5-years program model. We need to extend it for at least 3-5 more years until the market begins to buy in to the value of mentorship in youth development.    
  • We need technology and the right solution to help us reach more students and collect credible data.

Enhanced learning attitude, motivation, self-esteem of underprivileged students in 12 schools through dynamic personalised mentorship, plus customised, school-based education programs.    Developed university graduates as effective Mentors,  100% furthered their careers in Education and Youth Development.  Forged partnership and learning community of 19-schools strong, advocating mentorship for youth development in HK.


Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Men, Physically Disabled/ Challenged, Families and Community. New legal immigrant families, Impoverished, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Animals, Homeless, Children with special education needs

  • 營運開支以維持本會日常基本運作
  • 技術員工以推動計劃, 例如犬隻訓練員, 領犬員
  • 義工團隊作為活動及個別技術項目支援, 例如項目/計劃統籌
  • 專業籌款及推廣
  • 活動場地使用
  •  因社工犬計劃於香港未為大眾所認識, 在推廣及籌款事宜上, 對受益人及資助人要多加解。
  • 社工犬計劃需要技術員工多名, 技術範疇有需要向外國尋求。
  • 把社工犬計劃推廣至受助機構或政府部門必需審慎。

本會於中國河南服侍殘障兒童及青少年多年, 引入特殊教育及社區支援服務, 為當地社區引入嶄新的全人支援項目. 現本會現在香港致力推動社工犬計劃, 以動物作為支援, 走進社群, 關顧社區人士, 現主要服務兒童及青少年。

To provide quality learning experiences for the individual child and empowering their families.

Beneficiaries: Children with special education needs

  • Funding for staff and operations
  • Funding for programs/ services
  • Increased number of student withdrawals: With the growing concerns over COVID-19, the drop in class attendance continues to affect our income and operating expenditures.
  • Changes in service delivery: All our group programs are suspended, one-on-one sessions are provided with reduced tuition fee to ease the financial burden of the families.
  • Fundraising event postponement: The CDC gala dinner is our most important fundraising event which accounted for 70% of our donations last year. We are unable to hold our event as planned in June due to the current outbreak.

From 2017 to 2019, we provided a total of 4,207 hours of group programs and 6,391 hours of individual services to over 400 children and their families. According to our recent survey, 80% – 90% of parents agree their child is being fully supported in meeting their potential and find the therapy is of a high standard.

Creating an Inclusive Society for ALL Children.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Physically Disabled/ Challenged, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/ Challenged, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Children with special education needs 

  • Funding for supporting current program.
  • Funding for supporting new program.
  • The uncertainties about the outbreak of COVID-19 which has greatly hindered our service planning and delivery. 
  • The fundraising outlook, especially on events and corporate fundraising.
  • Quick response to the change of social needs and the new needs of post-COVID-19 era.

Through education, life experience and social exposure, children and youths with all abilities and backgrounds are given an equal opportunity to participate in society, learn about diversity, unlock possibilities and actualize potential through TREATS social inclusion programmes. We served more than 130,000 beneficiaries, mobilized about 5,000 volunteers and collaborated with more than 160 schools, organisations and corporate in 2018-19. 

Empowering underprivileged communities with online education and peer support

Beneficiaries: Migrant domestic workers

  • Funding to be able to reach more beneficiaries with our work in 2021 and beyond
  • Improve our IT systems with the equipment necessary to automate our processes and grow the number of beneficiaries to our core program, Dare to Dream (3-week online money management and personal growth course) from 2,800 a year in 2020 to 10,000 a year by 2023
  • Volunteers (must have experience or expertise in one of the following domains: fundraising, graphic design, illustration, IT systems, accounting)
  • Donation of laptops and smartphones for our office team and our most committed alumni, domestic workers volunteering to support their peers in their studies.
  • Like most NGO’s, adequate funding is our biggest challenge. This is especially true in a year when a global pandemic has changed funding priorities for many donors, reduced the amount of funding available and increased the demand for key services like those Uplifters provides.
  •  Uplifters is entering the proof of concept stage. Support in terms of funding and resources at this time will ensure we can prove our model and make it available to more disadvantaged groups throughout the region and potentially globally
  • Luckily as our programs were already provided online, Covid-19 had limited impact in terms of our service delivery – in fact, thanks to our mode of delivery, the number of people signing up for our services increased significantly in 2020. However, inadequate IT systems make monitoring our program (and therefore easily proving it’s value) more time consuming and challenging.

Our original money management and personal growth online course has been running successfully since 2018 with more than 3,600* unique students enrolled ( as of December 2020). Our beneficiaries are mostly Filipino and Indonesian from Hong Kong and Singapore but we have reached some participants from the Middle East thanks to referrals. Uplifters has a 51% completion ratio (Note: average industry rate is around 5%). We have a 100% recommendation rate amongst our alumni – including 86% who loved the course and 84% said our course transformed their lives. We also have a community of more than 9,000 domestic workers on our Facebook group where we share additional content and support on a daily basis.

Our courses have the potential for scale both regionally and globally to impact other disadvantaged

To foster better understanding between the young people in Hong Kong and the Mainland for sustainable development in rural China and beyond.

Beneficiaries: Youth

  • Funding need to support youth development programs in Hong Kong and the Mainland.
  • Professionals and volunteers as mentors required to support the capacity building program.
  • Strategic partners required to enhance program content.
  • Speakers and facilitators required to present at seminars and workshops.
  • Networks in educational sectors enhance communication and services.
  • Travel ban in the Mainland due to outbreak or COVID-19 and deferment of all programs.
  • Due to economic downturn, difficulty in finding sponsors.
  • Recruitment of Hong Kong youth to serve in the Mainland.

The Foundation aims to serve as a learning and service platform for the youth development. To encourage university students, professionals and volunteers from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas to serve the underprivileged communities in Mainland China via footbridge building, community enrichments, rammed earth building and experiential service learning programmes.

Health & Physical Services

Straighten up kids.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Children with special education needs, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Impoverished, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.) and other non-governmental organizations         

  • To afford around HKD 500,000 monthly turn over 
  • Volunteers with clerical and administrative skills
  • Volunteers with social media know how
  • To meet some funders(corporate or general funding)   
  • To meet up some small NGO with similar size to share our experience
  • Substantial decrease in funds raised. 
  • Resumption of some project service. 
  • Technology enhancement.

Successfully recruited 341 schools to join straighten up school program which helped 130,000 students build up healthy spine habits and provide chiropractic treatment at a concessionary rate to the general public.

To prevent initiation of drug misuse and to minimize drug-related harm. To promote healthy lifestyles among the public.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Ex-drug abusers

  • HKD 300,000 for covering income shortfall
  • HKD 150,000 for new health education project targeting ethnic minorities in Hong Kong
  • Volunteers with online communications expertise
  • Donation of video production software and shooting tools
  • Pro bono service on website revamp
  • Estimated deficit.
  • Limited manpower to respond to increased needs for health education.
  • Limited infrastructure and tools for producing online materials for public health education.
  • Increase in knowledge about drug and health related issues.
  • Increase in skills on health management, build and maintain a healthy social life, as well as say no to smoking and drug.
  • Engaging different professions in knowledge exchange on drug related topics and interventions.


Beneficiaries: 任何對糖尿病關注人士/關構 (包括病人、病人照顧者、醫護人員、學校、市民大眾等)

  • 員工薪金及營運開支:每兩年舉行的關注糖尿病人會議,除去營辦成本,活動盈餘約80萬元,正好接近抵銷兩年的機構營運赤字。疫情關係,原本明年5月舉行,已因疫情不明朗被迫放棄並取消,已預計未能填補有關赤字,故正在研究或需削減員工薪金或數目,定必影嚮現有服務。
  • 項目/服務資金:疫情期間,聯會在維持基本服務外,更加緊發放抗疫資訊、為病友爭取抗疫物資。新的服務涉及額外開支及人手投入。聯會嘗以最能接觸病友及最短時間去製作抗疫短片,唯費用動輒近20萬元;聯會希望能解決租金,保留現有員工爭取資源推出適時而貼合病友的服務。
  • 未能如常開展籌備(甚或取消) 年度大型籌款活動,對財政造成重大壓力。
  • 未能繼續以具成本效益的方法去舉辦教育活動與病友。
  • 延期開展的服務,需與多個大型活動同時進行(如:25週年活動等),員工工作量過大。


Use the medium of sport to tackle social issues.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Physical Disabled/ Challenged, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/ Challenged, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Migrant domestic workers, Formal Non-Commercial Organization, Refugees and asylum seekers, Children with special education needs

  • The Hong Kong Rugby Union Community Foundation’s core costs such as staff salaries, office accommodation, admin support etc are covered by the Hong Kong Rugby Union, who in turn rely on the proceeds of the annual Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament for 95% of their income.

  • With this year’s Sevens having been rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic this has left the HKRU with some significant cash flow challenges, which in turn is impacting across the various areas they fund, including the Foundation – as a result the Foundation has already had to reduce staff headcount.

  • Sports facilities are closed.
  • Schools are suspended.
  • Social distancing restrictions.

We have used the power of sport to positively impact over 15,000 participants through 16 programmes focusing on health, education and inclusion.

Save lives by reducing the impact of gynecological cancers in Hong Kong.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Families and Community

  • Venue space for forthcoming Art x Cancer awareness project: Exhibition space as well as pre-and post-event space
  • Social media expert/ agency to support (probono) community element of Art x Cancer awareness project
  • Systems upgrade through the implementation of donor database
  • Healthcare/ Psychological consultant to draw up counseling curriculum for cancer survivor project.
  • Introductions to private schools in Hong Kong to further develop our vaccination program for girls and boys (parent funded).
  • Awareness raising of cause.
  • Foundation’s brand awareness in the broader community. 
  • COVID-19 restrictions and halt of all programs.
  • KLF’s HPV immunisation and education programme has provided HPV vaccination to over 3,000 girls & since 2019 also boys.
  • KLF’s cervical screening programmes have increased awareness and provided screening access to over 1,000 women.
  • Through the efforts of KLF’s advocacy work, a public HPV vaccination scheme launched in 2018.

Provide free learn to swim/water safety for low income communities.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Children with special education needs, New legal immigrant families, Migrant domestic workers 

  • Securing more school and public pool space
  • Ultimately, securing our own pool so we have more control over building/running programs
  • Lost revenue from fundraiser cancellation (approx HKD 1 million)
  • IT volunteer to help us build/integrate new database
  • Swimming pools to conduct lessons (even when pools open, many of the schools may no longer rent to external groups).
  • Loss of volunteers – Primarily volunteer driven and some have left Hong Kong or will be leaving .
  • Cancellation of our major annual fundraiser (50% of annual income).

Splash has taught nearly 3,000 people how to swim and be water safe. Learning to swim builds confidence at any age, increases self-esteem and builds a social network for disenfranchised groups.

Mental Health & Emotional Support

Through media and interpersonal contacts, we inspire young people to strive for a meaningful life, care for society, and to know and follow Jesus Christ.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Men, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/Challenged, Families and Community, New legal immigrant families, Impoverished, Children with special education needs, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, etc.), Social enterprises and other non-governmental organization

  • Need sponsorship to maintain the subsidized professional psychological counseling service to youngsters and their families, which is around HKD 1 million.
  • Identify appropriate funding partners who have the same vision to provide service to support the immediate needs of youth mental wellness.  We have a few projects on hand looking for partners, each project around HKD 400,000-500,000.
  • We anticipate camp services to be adversely affected and programs to be modified due to COVID-19.
  • We still cannot predict the long-term impact of the pandemic on our “Rental & Camp Services” and “Product & Services”, which constitute 65% of our total budget income.
  • The downward economy may adversely affect the income of our supporters, which will, in turn, lead to a drop in our donation.
  • The plans of schools are still unknown to us after school resume, thus we are unable to plan for the collaborations with schools including the program activity and books subscriptions etc.

Every year, more than 15,000 people counts are served by our Interpersonal Work, and more than 640,000 people counts are reached by our media work. We believe that they can be inspired to strive for a meaningful life and care for the society.

To tackle the social problems of domestic violence using diverse approaches, and promote harmonious and healthy relationships in families with a comprehensive range of preventive and therapeutic services.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Individuals/families with domestic violence, asylum seekers

  • Funding HKD 1,000,000 for recruitment of extra manpower
  • Funding HKD 200,000 for purchases of IT equipment/software
  • Volunteers: training provided by IT experts, video
  • Shooting, design and software use for online programs
  • Domestic abuse rises amid COVID-19. The demand for our 24-hour hotline, shelter and counselling services is increased. 
  • New projects on preparation and distribution of care bags, planning and execution of short stay project are added. Without funding for additional manpower resource, more workloads need to be borne by the staff for provision of new projects and extra needs of existing services.
  • In response the service needs during COVID-19, new services of organizing online programs are adapted. However, with limited budget on purchases of IT equipment and software as well as limited in technology knowledge and technical skills, the quality and quantity of online programs are restricted.
  • Limited spaces available for the abused women and children but the needs are great. The high occupancy rate of the shelter has increased risks on public health.
  • Provide a safe emergency refuge centre for abused women and their children.
  • Empower victims and help them restore their dignity and establish harmonious relationships.
  • Protect and address the needs of children who have been affected by domestic violence.
  • Prevent family violence and advocate for zero tolerance to domestic violence in the community.

Create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses aged between 3 and 17.  

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children

  • Funding for staff and operations
  • Funding for programs/ services 
  • Funding for items for beneficiaries 
  • A decrease in revenue.
  • Added new programs as a response to the situation.
  • Re-allocated funding and consider the use of emergency reserves.

To date, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong has transformed over 2,000 children’s lives and creates an opportunity for hope and the ability to experience life beyond illness.

Mind HK is here to ensure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Men, Mentally and Emotionally, Disabled/ Challenged, Families and Community

  • Our funding is mainly comprised of restricted funding, which covers specific project components, and less so of our operational costs and manpower. While the first two years of our operational and manpower costs have been funded from unrestricted funding, the year-on-year reduction of such unrestricted funding will need to be mitigated with new funding sources for long-term sustainability.

  • Upgraded furniture and equipment, e.g., multi-functional printer, to support expanded training offerings and operational needs and project growth. As our training scope expands to both webinar and in-person training delivery and new training programs, with evaluations that include focus groups, there is a pressing need to re-evaluate our current office space. We have the opportunity to take up new, sponsored space, in which a well thought-out design could help to maximize the efficient space usage, and to accommodate the growth of our team from 2 part-time staff in early 2018, to the current 17 full and part-time staff.

  • Skilled, regular translation support. We host thousands of pages of information on mental health across our websites, and are constantly producing more resources that help the Hong Kong population to learn more about mental health and get the support that they need. Translation support would allow us to further streamline these processes and increase further our efficiency.

  • Hiring a Development and Partnerships Manager to plan and drive our fundraising activities. This will help to consolidate our fundraising focus into more defined steps that would directly contribute to meeting our unrestricted funding needs, per item 1 above.

  • Attaining critical operational support: Average monthly drop in total unrestricted donations (from 2019) has been 80% in 2020. Certain sponsorships and fundraising efforts have been impacted by the virus, further eliminating operational income.

  • Increased demand. Our team’s capacity is extremely stretched, as the mental well-being of the Hong Kong population has been negatively impacted over the last few months, and we have re-allocated our staffing resource to meet immediate program needs.

  • Increase unrestricted funding: while we are not at immediate funding risk, we need to mitigate the year-on-year funding shortfall to ensure longer-term sustainability.

We have built Mind HK to be a one-stop-shop for mental health information and support, trained over 4000 people in mental health literacy, reached millions through our campaigns, conducted research, had 400,000+ unique users visit our website, and launched a joint youth mental health initiative, Coolminds, with KELY Support Group.

Rehabilitate vulnerable refugee women through sport and education.

Beneficiaries: Women, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/ Challenged, Impoverished, Refugees and asylum seekers

  • Funding for a psychologist
  • Funding to increase capacity of the program
  • Increase demand of services.
  • Rising poverty issues.
  • Lack of funding to increase organization capacity.
  • Improved mental and physical health of a vulnerable group of refugees, through the creation of a safe and dedicated environment.
  • Gender Equal Access to healing for vulnerable refugees through sport.
  • Restore independence and dignity through education and training to prepare for re-entry into the workforce.
  • Promotion of awareness and understanding amongst the local community towards refugees’ living circumstances.
  • Strengthen international support for refugees and the countries who host them.

The Samaritans provides confidential emotional support to anyone who is suicidal or in general distress, regardless of age, creed, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/ Challenged, Medical Conditions, Families and Community, Formal Non-Commercial Organization, Social enterprises and other non-governmental organizations, Others (Persons in distress, which may lead to suicide)

  • Venue for new centre: Currently, both our central office and the 24/7 hotline are based in our only centre located in Chai Wan. The space is already fully used up with 3 hotline operation rooms and work spaces for 5 staff. With the maximum capacity of 30 people, the number of volunteers we are able to recruit in each volunteer training is also capped. Establishing a new centre will not only allow us to recruit more staff and volunteers, but also enable new service opportunities including individual counselling sessions and centre-based mutual-support group.
  • Funding of HKD 2,000,000: The amount can cover the costs of 1) rental and operation fees for a new centre, 2) recruiting a counsellor who will conduct individual counselling and mutual-support group sessions, and 3) a training specialist who will develop new centre-based training programs aiming to raise public awareness and understanding of mental health issues for 1 year.  
  • Hotline equipment: We are hoping to upgrade the existing hotline system and make it accessible also at home for volunteers. The flexibility could help us better cope with unexpected circumstances like the outbreak of COVID-19 this year, increase the number of calls we can pick up at the same time, and potentially increase the incentives for new volunteers to join us.
  • Staffing: We are an aspiring organisation actively growing and expanding the scope of service. As much as we need more staff, we will first need more space and financial support.
  • Volunteers: Our volunteers are always on the phone, meaning many calls cannot reach us and we need more volunteers in one shift to pick them up.
  • Hotline operation: Our hotline is pledged to be 24/7. Despite COVID-19 risks, suspension of service delivery or work-from-home arrangement is not possible due to confidentiality concerns and restrictions of landline telephones. Our volunteers must come to the centre for their duties.

We received 87 calls every day on average. 58 STAR sessions with 966 participants were held. 92 trained Young Samaritans promoted mental awareness in 22 schools, reaching more than 12,000 peers. Evaluations reflected decreased stigma towards mental disorders, increased willingness to share feelings and to seek professional help when needed.

Our mission is to empower children and youth in Hong Kong who are physically, mentally, socially or economically disadvantaged; and enable them to laugh, experience life and attain their full potential. All funds raised in Hong Kong are spent to support local children, young people and their families. 

Beneficiaries: Youth, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/ Challenged, Families and Community 

  • Funding for staff and operations
  • Funding for programs/ services 
  • Volunteers with specialist skills 
  • Getting funding to sustain our programs is one of the top challenges. The negative impacts brought by social unrest and COVID-19 have affected our development greatly. We had to cancel events and changed the mode of training to online due to the circumstances. It makes it difficult to maintain a strong relationship with our stakeholders.

  • Finding volunteers and sponsorship in kind are also our challenges. As we are an emerging NGO, brand building is also something we have to deal with.  Enhancement on website and social media is another challenge we have to deal with before long. 

Since August 2016 to date, there are over 1000 cases receiving free psychiatric treatments for Variety Butterfly Program and 4,250 social workers, principals, parents and students attending our health/ stress support talks. Selected students went through summer internship, industry talk and one-on-one mentoring scheme for 2 years under the pilot scheme of Variety Falcon Program. 

Networking, Capacity Building & Consultancy

Dreams Come True Foundation is formed by a group of diverse professionals with the shared vision to empower a very niche unrecognized vulnerable and marginalized people to live out their dreams, to transform challenges in life to self-perseverance, with the courage to make the appear-to-be-unrealizable dreams come true.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Physically Disabled/ Challenged, Impoverished, Children with special education needs

  • Annual HKD 300,000 funding need to support short of operation staff and general expenses.
  • Near term HKD 200,000 Donation for program delivery.
  • Volunteers in support of fundraising, marketing and communication.
  • Postponed program activities due to drop in volunteer engagements or physical constraints to fullfil case delivery.
  • Delayed face-to-face fundraising events.
  • Priorities of partnering organizations in conflict with emergency responses.

We engage the community to provide living support and transform life stories of the less fortunate.

We strive to mobilize resources for women’s empowerment and the promotion of social changes and gender equality. 我們致力籌集資源以倡導女性增權,推動社會改變,促進性別平權。

Beneficiaries: Women, Migrant domestic workers, Others (Girls and trans)

  • Funding / Donation for core support and programs for marginalized and grassroots women, girls and trans community
  • Voluntary I.T. Support
  • Voluntary Graphic Designer
  • Individual and corporate giving have decreased.
  • Quality of work is affected because we can’t provide training face to face.
  • Voices of marginalized women, girls and trans are difficult to be heard when society is only focusing on crisis or social movement, and also if there is no funding for them to carry on their work.

In the past 3 years, we granted more than HKD 1.1 million to 15 organizations to eliminate discrimination, poverty, violence and build the leadership of women and trans. More than 100 women, girls, and trans leaders and organizers joined our capacity building program, HER Hub, to learn hard skills, soft skills and network wider audiences to increase the impact of their work and make their organizations more sustainable.

Our mission is to incentivise volunteering with unique learning opportunities, while channeling the volunteers’ skills into the social services sector in an efficient and scalable manner.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Social enterprises and other non-governmental organizations

  • Seeking corporate partners to share our skilled-volunteer opportunities with their staff
  • Seeking donors and sponsors to support our mission in getting more people to volunteer their skills and learn
  • Seeking media sponsors to promote our skilled-volunteer matching program
  • 270+ NGOs have expressed their needs for skilled-volunteers. 150+ have been on boarded onto our platform with a fast-growing number of skilled-volunteer positions to be recruited. We need to grow our skilled-volunteer base faster.
  • Fundraising: To support both our programs to encourage volunteering and match NGOs with skilled-volunteers, we have a target fundraising goal of HK$1.3 million for the next 2 years, any support would be appreciated!

Time Auction is a charity that advocates volunteerism. We encourage volunteering with inspiring experiences, while connecting skilled-volunteers with NGOs. By volunteering at any nonprofits, one can earn unique access to their passions — from learning to cook from Michelin-starred chefs to dining with inspiring entrepreneurs. With our volunteer community of diverse working professionals, we also have a platform that matches pro-bono talents who want to volunteer their skills with nonprofits that need their support.

Over 75,000 volunteer hours have been contributed since 2014 with over 6,800 participants having participated in the 450+ mentorship events we hosted. 68% of our attendees come for life advice and 87% say they have learned new things that would lead them to think or act differently – for example, some of our attendees have started their own businesses, changed careers, or taken a gap year to pursue their dreams based on the advice they received.

Since we launched our skilled-volunteer matching program in Sep 2019, over 2,000 individuals have been matched with 120+ NGOs. We receive about 5 applications per project on average, with 90% of the projects successfully filled after matching. 85% rated positively on their volunteer experience. 97% say they will continue volunteering with their skills with 23% having already applied to 2 or more positions. A wide range of skilled-volunteers have been successfully recruited for NGOs, from financial advisor, designer, marketer, fundraising support to web developer.

Religious & Spiritual Support

To engage the South Asian community, to equip them and bring transform lives through Christian Ministry.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Impoverished 

  • Three of our senior staff resigned; we are understaffed but we do not have enough funds to hire new staff.
  • We need HKD 180,000/Year to support one new staff for our sewing program.
  • Funding to support young adults for their school and tuition fees.
  • We are looking for committed volunteers who have good sewing skills, volunteers to help us website editing, promotional videos, photography and IT support.
  • Cash coupons for the families who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19
  • Because of the social distancing rules, we are not able to run any programs in our center or communicate with our community. 
  • We are entirely supported by international churches and individuals. Funding has become a big issue. We have lost some potential donors: our expenses are increasing but the income is decreasing.
  • Understaffed and need IT support.

Looking at all the needs, Inner City Ministries has taken some appropriate measures to fulfil the needs of our community through various education and training programs. We have witnessed over 100 lives transformated every year. Over 10,000 people heard the gospel. Around 5,000 meals has been distributed among the homeless, drug addicts and street cleaners every year. Many households and children received education, language and life skills training programs.

Evangelism, discipleship, church planting, leadership development, theological education, missions education/ training/ deployment, missions research, sports & recreation, counseling, and other support services. 

Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Migrant domestic workers, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Children with special education needs, University students, Japanese people, overseas ministries

  • Donations to some staff members have dropped and some of their fund balances in deficit.
  • Funding for programs (e.g., trainings for beneficiaries, etc.) will certainly help, as it can enable us to reduce the amount of registration fees and more people can join.
  • Short term overseas missions / ministries postponed (some indefinitely).
  • Donations from individuals decreased.
  • Gatherings changed from in person to virtual.
  • Spiritual renewal and growth.
  • Broader readership of literature resources e.g, by helping in translation.
  • Collaborative ministries, e.gLifeworks , Sports…which is holistic.
  • Charity work

Social Welfare Services

To restore dignity, justice, and hope to the vulnerable and marginalised in Hong Kong.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Physically Disables/Challenged, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/Challenged, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Newly legal immigrant families, Migrant domestic workers, Impoverished, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profits, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Social enterprises and other non-governmental organization, Refugees and asylum seekers, Homeless, Environment

  • Funding for staff and operations
  • Funding for programs/ services
  • Funding for items for beneficiaries
  • Donation items (e.g. food, coupons, masks, cloths, furniture, etc.)
  • Decrease in income. Due to the cancellations of two of our major fundraising events, we have 30% less in income coming in. Many donors also decreased their regular giving, as a result of job loss, relocation, and facing an uncertain future. For example, we experienced at least a 10% drop off from our sponsorship programme.  
  • Emergency relief funding is insufficient. Our fund for ad-hoc bills, such as food, shelter, and doctors’ appointments, was not enough for such an unforeseen crisis. Food price inflation and more people in need coming to us caused us to look for more funding for humanitarian relief purpose.

Our sponsorship programme supports 150 families per year, family size ranges from an individual to seven people. 69 adults received vocational training per year. 82 children joined our regular extracurricular activities per year. 4 received university scholarship per year. 7 adults gained the right to work in Hong Kong and found employment last year.

The Centre for Refugees creates an inclusive community for refugees by fulfilling their humanitarian needs, providing opportunities for their future and empowering them to live with hope and dignity.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Physically Disables/Challenged, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/Challenged, Medical Conditions, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Social enterprises and other non-governmental organization, Refugees and asylum seekers, Children with special education needs, stateless children

  • Staffing and Operations Funding: est. HKD 3 million
  • Volunteers with Skills in: IT, Accounting, Communications and Marketing (and design), Fundraising.
  • Champions/Volunteers who can introduce us to head of foundations especially family foundations who can sympathize with our cause.
  • Lack of manpower.
  • Limitation in delivering services.
  • Beneficiaries and Centre are not eligible for any Government support.

As processing of refugee claims may take many years,refugees need immediate and indispensable support to help them live a dignified life in HK. Thus, we provide comprehensive support by filling gaps in welfare and educational support. Without which, many would have no access to shelter, food, medical/mental health treatment, educational and training opportunities.

Crossroads Foundation connects people in need with those who can help. We do so through four services.
Global Distribution: Receives, processes and distributes excellent quality goods to people in need, in Hong Kong and around the world.
Global Hand: Connects for-profit and non-profit organisations to help global need.
Global X-perience: Provides experiential programs which enable participants to step, briefly, ‘into the shoes’ of people facing global challenges: war, poverty, HIV vulnerability, blindness, environmental challenges, hunger, etc.
Global Handicrafts: sells goods from people in need within Hong Kong, and around the world, on a fair trade basis.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Physically Disabled/ Challenged, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, New legal immigrant families, Refugees and asylum seekers, Migrant domestic workers, Impoverished, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g. Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Social enterprises and other non-governmental organizations, Environment

  • HK NGOs (and those they serve) need help but many cannot afford the cost of delivery: HKD 960,000 would enable us to meet delivery requests for the next 12 months.
  • Paid positions to cover lost full time volunteer staff: Six positions (HKD 180,000 per position) would cover the gap so we could fully respond to the needs in Hong Kong.
  • Companies are offering to donate goods but we are short on storage: HKD 600,000 would allow us to purchase the necessary containers to ensure sufficient secure storage to receive high quality goods donations and send to those in need.
  • Operations to help those in need are the same while donations and social enterprise income have dropped significantly: HKD 5,100,000 would help us cover the shortfall and enable operations to continue serving HK.
  • Financial gap: The loss of social enterprise income (1/4 of total income) and the sharp drop in donations has made it difficult to cover basic operating expenses.
  • Human resource gap: Volunteers were not allowed to come help for several months (vs. 6,000+ volunteers in an average year). Also many full-time volunteer team members experienced forced repatriation. The loss of part-time and full-time team members has created many gaps in our ability to serve HK.
  • Capacity to meet new needs in Hong Kong: The struggle to cover financial and volunteer gaps has made it difficult to shift our services to meet new needs even as we continue to strive to help HK’s existing needs.
  • Numbers impacted annually: 665,000 people
  • Volunteers per year: 6,191 people, 75,540 hours
    • Companies in HK volunteering: 52 companies
    • Schools in HK volunteering: 71 schools
    • Interns per year: 100 students
  • Goods saved from landfill, invested in communities: 442,345 kg (split 50/50 between Hong Kong and international communities)
    • Value of aid given:  HKD 97,853,056
          • Invested in Hong Kong:  93 HK NGOs, average of 6 vans per day
          • Invested internationally: 54 NGOs across 24 countries with 90 shipments
  • Fair trade sales: HKD 895,503 benefiting 63 fair trade producers across HK and 31 countries
  • Experiential programs: 13,310 participants including 8,972 students

Feeding Hong Kong was established in 2011 with a mission to reduce the amount of quality food sent to our city’s landfills and fight hunger in Hong Kong. We do this through delivering a B2B logistics service, which links food companies with surplus stock, to charities directly feeding those in need. Last year, through our partnerships with the food industry, we saved 823 tonnes of food from landfill. Instead, this was redistributed to 132 charity partners and supported 2.17 million meals for people in need.

Primary beneficiary: other charities, include senior centres, crisis shelter, central kitchens, after school clubs, food banks, and other non-profit programs serving vulnerable people

Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Physically Disables/Challenged, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/Challenged, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Newly legal immigrant families, Migrant domestic workers, Impoverished, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profits, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Social enterprises and other non-governmental organization, Refugees and asylum seekers, Homeless, Environment

  • Funding for HR costs
  • Food donations (can handle ambient, fresh and frozen by case or pallet)
  • Funding for facility costs
  • Logistics support (warehousing and transportation)

The impact of the COVID-19 has been felt acutely across Hong Kong and in these challenging times those that are vulnerable are struggling more than ever. At Feeding Hong Kong, we collect surplus products from companies and redistribute them to charities feeding people in need. In the past few months, we have experienced a surge in demand for key staples and hygiene products from frontline charities across the city alongside a series of business disruptions. These include significant changes to regular channels of food donation and charity distribution, rising operational costs and a drop in volunteers.

In the last 3 years, Feeding Hong Kong has supported 5.24 million meals for people in need. Instead of being wasted in landfill, this food has gone to frontline charities across the city serving low-income families, seniors, street-sleepers and other vulnerable groups in our community struggling with food security.

Waste Not, Hunger Not, With Love. 

Beneficiaries: Elderly, Families and Community, Impoverished, Environment

  • Designated funding to support the operation of Food Angel’s work.
  • Volunteers to help out meal/veggie preparation from Monday to Friday (no specific skills required).
  • Donation of protective masks for beneficiaries, and volunteers/staff during meal preparation.
  • Steady inflow of rescued food/ purchased food to maintain stable food assistance service.
  • Surging demand of food assistance services from underprivileged families.
  • Recruit sufficient volunteers on meal preparation via Food Angel website (service availability may change subject to COVID-19 situation).

Food Angel rescues edible surplus food from different sectors of the food industry that would otherwise be disposed of as waste which turn into nutritious hot meals for the needy. We currently rescue 35 tonnes of edible surplus food per week and prepare over 10,000 nutritious meals and 2,000 food packs daily free of charge for people who are in need of food assistance. 

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Hong Kong is an international non-profit organizationmobilising global and local volunteers and industry experts to bring needs, knowledge and data driven inclusive housing solutions to the Hong Kong housing sector and giving a hand-up to people in need of decent and affordable homes. 

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Women, Elderly, Physically Disabled/ Challenged, Families and Community, Impoverished, Sub-standard housing

  • Develop, Launch and Market a monthly donor campaign. Looking for a volunteer with extensive marketing / digital fundraising experience who can work with the Habitat team to quickly but efficiently develop a robust digital fundraising channel. A deep understanding of individual giving and monthly giving a bonus. English (excellent written) and Cantonese a bonus.
  • Develop and deliver a virtual gala in September. We need volunteers with time and connections to help with prize sourcing, program development, marketing and technical logistics.
  • Review and Organise Content Management System. We need a volunteer who has a very keen eye for detail and some time and patience to dedicate to reorganizing our digital filing system to help us become more efficient.
  • Implement Salesforce. We have the platform but have yet to start using it. We need a volunteer who can both set up the system, streamline the processing and train the team. Someone who has experience of migrating donor date into Salesforce and setting up payment gateways would be a significant bonus.
  • Build a team of program Volunteer Leaders. We have double the number of families to serve in half the time we would usually take and we need a team of volunteers who can be trained up to fully support the upcoming program implementation over the next few months. Cantonese speakers particularly welcome to apply to be able to communicate directly with our NGO partners and beneficiaries. English speakers equally welcome to communicate with our volunteers and help us to build our volunteer engagement strategy.
  • Lack of sustained unrestricted funding.
  • With the focus on COVID response, we need to serve double the number of homes we usually serve in the year, in half the time.
  • The massive restrictions on being able to serve those most in need and deliver our usual programmes (in public housing estates and schools). 

In Hong Kong, we provide renovation and cleaning services to elderly people living below the poverty line in public rental housing and elderly homes. Recognising that school is like a second home for children, we partner with local schools in under-served areas to clean and decorate their learning environment. 

“We transform lives because we believe in kindness, care and opportunity for all!” – ImpactHK is a registered NGO with the mission of supporting the HK homeless with kindness and empowering them for change.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Men, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Impoverished, the Homeless

  • Funding to enroll 10-15 community helpers on our program for one year ~HKD 1-1.5 million (~HKD 100,000 per homeless individual per year). Covers housing, utilities, employment and skills training, educational classes, counselling and holistic support
  • Access to (or funding for) co-working space or ad hoc meeting space for our operations staff in the west Kowloon area
  • Funding for health care support for 30 existing community helpers (~HKD 300,000 for dental and ~HKD 30,000 for eye care)
  • Skills-based long term volunteers/interns to support on marketing, engagement, events and admin – including helping us plan our first major fundraising event and working on the website
  • Capacity building e.g. staff training, team building, communication workshops, peer support
  • The number of volunteers in our outreach programme has decreased due to the gatherings limit.

  • Our centres have been partially closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which means serving meals in a line up outside. We have focused on meal provision (we are serving triple the number of meals since January 2020) and emergency shelter (we have expanded our housing programme to get a further 50 individuals into hostels). We are seeing an increasing number of elderly too coming to our centres who are not homeless, but are in real need of support.

  • Maintaining the quality of service, while rapidly expanding our programs and provision to meet the current need.

Through our outreach program, our Kindness Walks, we serve over 1,000 meals per week on the streets. We start to build one-on-one relationships with those in need and invite them to our centres, where we provide housing and holistic support. In the past three years, we have housed 160 homeless individuals.

We believe every child deserves a fair start in life. To that end, we ensure the most vulnerable children born in Hong Kong, and their migrant mothers, are respected and protected.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Women, Families and Community, Minorities, Migrant domestic workers, Impoverished

  • To keep our centre & shelter open! With uncertainty as to whether we can hold our annual fundraising dinner, which was set to raise HKD 3 million, we are actively seeking funding to cover critical costs so we can keep our centre and shelter open.
  • Unrestricted funding: We need to raise unrestricted funding to ensure we can remain nimble and responsive to ongoing uncertainty and unexpected needs of our beneficiaries, and cover funding gaps until new grants get approved.
  • Community empowerment: We are looking for donations and sponsors to continue our community outreach and women’s empowerment work to prevent children and women falling into crisis in the future. It is more important than ever to empower at-risk groups to protect themselves.
  • Fundraising (due to inability to hold annual gala dinner)
  • Hiring freeze and maximum capacity across all teams.
  • Lacking automated systems/processes to easily track financial position and minimize associated administration.

Over the past 3 years we have provided crisis intervention, social welfare, healthcare and legal support to almost 3,000 babies, children and migrant mothers. We have also empowered tens of thousands of migrant women.

Remembrance of Grace Centre is a non-profit organisation that strives for community services to make people having abundant live by knowing Jesus Christ since 2007. We have rebranded in 2019, dedicating our efforts in caring for lack of support elderly aged 65 or above. We have launched our new buddy programme, providing a wide range of services to elderly and enabling elderly and volunteers to build a deeper relationship and connection to each other.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Elderly, Families and Community, Impoverished

  • Staff Salary:$170,000 per month
  • Professional Volunteer
  • Free APPS design and provide technical support
  • Video-taking for elderly life story
  • Marketing and Fundraising; Funding Application support
  • Financial hardship due to COVID-19 has greatly affected less participants to attend our program and hence less program income would get.
  • Recent big drop of fund-raising and less donors to give donations due to poor local economic state and also we have difficulty to hold mass fundraising campaign due to COVID-19.
  • Program 1: Volunteer Training & Development
    • Publicity work on volunteer promotion and annual recruitment of 100
    • Volunteer training to provide caring knowledge and skills of taking care of the elderly and caregivers
  • Program 2: Community Education
    • Interest group, educational talk to learn inter-generational integration
    • District promotion and networking with different sectors to promote culture of showing respect to the elderly by peer companionship collaboration.
  • Program 3: Peer Companionship &Support Services
    • Visit and care: home visit, telephone contact, escort to community activities
    • Living support: hair cut, food angel, home cleansing for annual 180 low income elderly
    • Emotional support: individual and group counseling, life, and death education

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise to encourage and foster certain values. High ethical standards in all areas, recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. Rotary members unite across the globe to put our experience and knowledge to work tackling our most pressing challenges. We focus our efforts in seven areas: Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water, Supporting Education, Saving Mothers and Children, Growing Local Economies and supporting The Environment.

Beneficiaries: Youth, Elderly, Physically Disabled/ Challenged, Families and Community, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Homeless, Environment

  • Funding for programs/ services
  • Donation items (e.g. food, coupons, masks, clothes, furniture, etc.)
  • Funding for items for beneficiaries
  • Our activities could hardly be organized due to pandemic, as our funding mainly came from large scale events, individual and corporate sponsorship.
  • As an international NGO, our service subject should not only limit to the current location. We need to have more funding to scale up to reach more unprivileged in the world.
  • In need of funding for expanding current events and starting up new programs.

We have educated elders and their families to handle dementia in a professional way and submitted HKD 51,000 charity fees for needy. Sustain seafood program have reached 1000+ people in Hong Kong, in particular, the seafood guide provides good knowledge on ocean ecosystem and a sustainable way to consume seafood.

To help impoverished children in Baiwan China.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Families and Community, Impoverished

  • Fire Safety System. HKD 800,000. Fundraising manager needed.
  • Monthly running costs. HKD 350,000.
  • Fundraising manager.
  • Research help into who to approach for donations.
  • Networking specialist to help connect us to more on line donations.
  • Some helpers who speak Chinese to join our team.
  • Sustainable fundraising.
  • Recruitment of help in HK.
  • Fire Safety System Project needed.

We have provided a home, education and health for 96 Children of all ages and a playgroup for 30 to 59 infants.

The advancement of Christ’s Kingdom among young  people and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian Manliness.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Children with special education needs, Families and Community, New legal immigrant families,  Impoverished Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profit, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Social enterprises and other non-governmental organizations

  • Over 200 training programs have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has posed heavy financial burden on operation of our Ma Wan Event Centre, a whole person training bub for the youth established in July 2019.
  • Invite professionals and volunteers from different sectors to provide us support such as marketing and promotion, public relations and media, management and development as well as human resources management. 
  • 於去年7月正式營運的馬灣兒童及青少年全人發展基地,受疫情影響服務及運作,超過200個訓練活動取消,影響超過15,000人次,需要資金支持服務及運作。
  • 希望能邀請各界人士協助專業技能如:市場及推廣、公關及宣傳、管理及發展、人力資源方面的專業技能。
  • Lack of stable source of income to maintain operation of the organization.
  • Suspension and cancellation of services and programmes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Facing potential loss and withdrawal of participants of our companies of the Uniformed Group Section due to class suspension.
  • 機構缺乏穩定的收入來源。
  • 疫情如持續將影響服務未能適切提供予參加者。
  • 制服團隊分隊停止集隊將近半年,復隊後可能會面對隊員的流失。
  • Foster children’s cultivation of positive values; Nurture teenagers attitudes of Servant Leaders.
  • 教導兒童從少建立良好品格,栽培年青人建立僕人領袖的心志。

To provide services to help maximize the capabilities of the visually impaired, facilitate their equal participation in society and improve their quality of life with a view to achieving a harmonious and inclusive society.

Beneficiaries: Elderly, For persons with multiple disabilities and visual impairment,community volunteers

  • Funding for programs/ services
  • Volunteers with specialist skills
  • General volunteers
  • Due to the epidemic, our elderly home has stopped visiting. All volunteers can’t visit our elderly for caring and organizing activities.
  • The elderly are less involved in the social activities. Under this new normal situation, the physical and mental health of the elderly has been affected.

The Hong Kong Society for the Blind (HKSB) was established in 1956. Over the years, we have developed a wide range of services covering eye care and low vision services, rehabilitation and vocational training, educational support, employment guidance, adaptive technology advisory service, information and communication technology applications to improve information access for the visually impaired, rehabilitation service for persons with multiple disabilities and visual impairment (MDVI), and residential care for the aged blind. To improve the well-being of our service users, HKSB will continue to make the best use of its expertise to join forces with all stakeholders to strive for building up a barrier free society with equal opportunities for all.

• Manifest the Love of Christ
• Mindful of the Poor Families
• Making peaceable communities
• Await for a city in harmony

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, New legal immigrant families, Impoverished, Homeless

  • Impoverished families are in grave need of emergency relief funds.
  • Support services requests from those low-income families also increased.
  • Donation from the business sector plummet which in turn reduced the matching grant under the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged.
  • Churches facing income drop could no longer support us.
  • Both service needs and emergency relief fund requests surged and thus we have to re-prioritize our operations and had to strive for extra resources.
  • Donation from the business sector plunged causing the matching grant under the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged decreased at the same time and thus our project size and scope need to scale down significantly.
  • Giving from churches decreased and thus we may also need to trim down our headcount.
  • We serve the disadvantaged groups in the community and provide substantial assistance. Our service recipients are unemployed people, low-income people, the elderly, youngsters, children, new arrivals and families in crisis, etc.
  • We also provide spiritual supports including- to pay home visits to provide holistic care, which often leads to meaningful dialog among faiths; to help bonding new believers to Christ and His church; to organize or participate in regional service networks for the grassroots so as to gather a concerted effort in serving the poor.

To improve the lives of the marginalised ethnic minority communities in Hong Kong by reducing sufferings and providing opportunities

Beneficiaries: Women, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/ Challenged, Ethnic Minorities, Children with special education needs

  • Mental Health Education for Ethnic Minority Children
  • Fundraising: as we anticipate there will be a downturn of the economy and it will be more difficult to secure funding for our projects after 2021

In the past year, we have:

  • Assisted 789 ethnic minority women and girls in crisis
  • Offered 237 hours of counselling to those who suffer from mental health issues
  • Assisted 408 families with children with special needs
  • Placed 50 jobs and internships
  • Offered 203 hours of job training and mentoring

Others (e.g., Event-driven, Disaster relief)

Life education via wish granting for critically ill HK adults.

Beneficiaries: Women, Men, Elderly, Medical conditions

  • Volunteer Recruitment of registered doctors or nurses as out volunteers to take care of critically ill patients during our wish journeys
  • Professional trainers for volunteers in photo-taking and video production
  • Donations for wish journeys of our beneficiaries
  • Sharp decline of cases as no visit to hospital and elderly homes allowed
  • Insufficient trainers for our volunteers
  •  Inadequate life education

We have helped more than 50 families to say farewell and keep loving memories via granting wishes to the critically ill HK adults in the last 3 years. A photo album and video of each wish journey are also provided free of charge.

Empowering the soul of both benefactors and beneficiaries.  

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Children with special education needs, Medical conditions, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Impoverished, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profits, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.)

  • HKD 10,000 Gift Campaign to fund raise HKD 10 million for 1,000 families.
  • Meal Coupon program for 2,000 families with a goal to fund raise HKD 4 million.
  • Corporate Volunteers to support our elderly and family empowerment program.
  • HKD 2 million (8 graduates) on 1 year Graduate Career Placement Program.
  • Numerous needs from our beneficiaries base due to COVID-19, therefore emergency relief funding will continue be required. 
  • Regular programs will resume and catch up with key performance indices. 

In the past 3 years, ChickenSoup Foundation has been actively serving our 12,000 beneficiary base who are under extreme hardship by providing a comprehensive programs in Relief, Self-Empowerment and Community Building, with incubating over 300 collaborations. We have empowered many at-risk families to become more stable with their livelihood and have a more hopeful future. 

Operation Blessing Hong Kong is dedicated to poverty alleviation and community transformation. Since 2007, OBHK has started served the poor and needy in Hong Kong, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan, Hebei, Shanxi and other provinces in China with the vision of “Building rapport with the poor and needy by meeting their basic needs; nurturing beneficiaries’ holistic well-being with Love and Hope.

Beneficiaries: Infants and Children, Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Physically Disabled/ Challenged, Medical Conditions, Families and Community, Impoverished, Children with special education needs

  • Staff salary as we have very low administrative cost
  • Existing donor base are mainly China programs supporter
  • Office space not stable
  • Lack of partnering church
  • Limited funding for both Hong Kong & China program
  • Very tight overhead budget

We have served over 50 families affected by intensive autism with physical, psychological and spiritual support and witnessed significant changes in the autistic child, marriage and family relationships.