The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges to the entire globally community, as well as many opportunities for collaboration. We can all do our part to get through this crisis together. Asian Charity Services is committed to supporting you and your team during these extraordinary times. We have collated a number of resources from our network of nonprofit organisations and partners to help you navigate and weather the headwinds.
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 reduced funding, and has had to reduce its services. ACS' new Community Support Platform allows NGOs to more easily share their most urgent needs. If you are an NGO and would like to participate in this Platform, please complete this Questionnaire.
The Open Letter to Funders drafted by the NGO Taskforce is here for you to refer to and use in your discussions with your funders. We hope to encourage conversations on trust, multi-year unrestricted funding under flexible conditions and a more complete partnership between nonprofit organisations and their funders.
Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 and above are eligible for a cash payout of HKD10,000 from the HKSAR Government. Registration can be done online or on a form, and is open until 31st December, 2021.
Applications are now open to members of The Community Chest for grants of up to HKD3m under The HKEX Foundation HKEX Charity Partnership Programme, to support programs focusing on Financial Literacy among students, young (working) adults or retirees; Social Diversity and Inclusion, Poverty Relief for the vulnerable and impoverished elderly aged 65 or above to be self-sustainable; and Environmental Sustainability. Application deadline is 16th July, 2020.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has set up a $150 million “Community Sustainability Fund” to provide time-limited funding for small-to-medium non-subvented community service agencies, and sports organisations, to carry out service programmes to support those in need or promote well-being of specific target groups.
Operation Santa Claus aims to support the Hong Kong community and beyond, through the combined charitable fundraising power of the SCMP and RTHK. Applications are now open for funding proposals from non-profit organisations registered in Hong Kong. Maximum funding amount per project is HK$1 Million. They are also welcoming submissions of COVID-19-related projects addressing the relief and other recovery plans for the community. The deadline is 5pm on 17 July, 2020.
The HKSAR government will distribute "CU Masks" which contain anti-bacteria copper elements and can be used for 60 times to residents for free to ease the shortage of protective gears amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To collect masks in person (instead of ordering online) visit a pick-up point by 15 July, 2020.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board will provide funding support for registered non-profits that will host an arts/culture/dining/sports event between November 2020 to December 2021. The event should draw on Hong Kong's local characteristics, attract media coverage and visitors to the city. Visit the HKTB site to find out more about the guidelines and requirements. The application must be submitted in person or by post to the Pilot Scheme Secretariat Office by 31st July, 2020.
This toolkit will show you how to design and strategize for impact in your progressive social change initiatives. It is designed for documentary or journalist video-makers, established Video for Change organizations, and nonprofit organizations that are using or thinking about using video to engage their communities.
From now until September 2020, NGOs can apply for a free 6-month trial access to the Socialbakers AI tool, in order to better engage their audience, and expand their reach. Apply by emailing support_NGO@socialbakers.com
FringeBacker Virtual Run Against COVID-19 benefitting Hong Kong Charities is an open challenge not just for runners but for anyone to have some fun while supporting the charities. The challenge begins on Monday, 27 April 2020. You can get your charity on the shortlist or rally your community to participate.
COVID-19 Free Ads for Charity
Carousell has launched “Covid-19 Free Ads for Charity”, offering up to HKD11 million in value of advertising space for nonprofits in Hong Kong and other countries in Asia, to enable them to get more visibility and access to volunteers and potential donors.
The HK Church Network for the Poor Love in Action Fundraiser uses small individual donations of HK$1,200 each to buy meals from small local eateries to feed poor individuals who live in the area, for a win-win outcome.
HandsOn Hong Kong has compiled an overview of the most urgent necessity needs of their network of 100+ charity partners, in the hope of securing donations.
In collaboration with Hong Kong Association for Computer Education (HKACE), The Women Foundation's intends to donate 500 second-hand portable devices such as laptops or tablets to underprivileged families to enable their children to access online school work and e-classes. To learn more about TWF, please visit https://twfhk.org/