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Link Together Initiatives

About Link Together Initiatives
 
Link Together Initiatives was established in January 2013 by Link REIT (Link) as its flagship charity and community engagement programme. It supports eligible charitable organisations to launch relevant service projects that benefit the communities near Link’s properties. The Initiatives was set up with the objective to advance sustainable development in the communities served by Link and to further Link’s vision of serving and improving the lives of those around us.
 
Each year, Link contributes an amount of up to 0.25% of its net property income from the previous financial year to The Initiatives. The maximum that can be awarded to any one organisation is 30% of the total funds granted.
 
After careful consideration, for the 2016/2017 funding cycle, The Initiatives’ Selection Committee and the Board of Link chose 55 community projects  from over 100 eligible applications, which included five under the Major Project Fund, 49 under the District Project Fund and one under Barrier Free Access Education.
 
Link donated a total of HK$10 million to support the community service organisations and projects selected and, together with the provision of a university scholarship to 130 awardees, more than 650,000 people will benefit from the projects.
 

Application Details for Link Together Initiatives

 
Link Together Initiatives supports projects that focus on:
• Resources management
• Future for youth
• Barrier Free Access (BFA) education
 
 
 
Four Types of Funding:
 
1. The Major Project Fund fills service gaps in society by sponsoring community projects with innovative service concepts. The maximum that can be awarded to any one organisation is 30% of the total funds granted.
 
2. The District Project Fund supports charitable organisations to implement projects that help the needy within individual local neighbourhoods. The maximum funding per project is HK$50,000.
 
Note: A community service project proposal can only be submitted either to the Major Project Fund or to the District Project Fund, but not to both simultaneously.
 
3. The Barrier Free Access (BFA) Education is Link’s collaborative and holistic approach to provide a more inclusive environment for the community. The Funding supports community projects to raise public awareness of the importance of BFA facilities to people with disability and to the elderly.
 
4. The Link First Generation University Student Scholarship provides scholarships on a non means-tested basis. Eligible students are subjected to an interview assessment. Nomination of candidates is facilitated through secondary schools.
**The application of 2016/17 Link Together Initiatives is now closed. The details of application for 2017/18 will be released soon.
  
  
Eligibile Applicants:
 
The basic eligibility criteria for applicants for the Major Project Fund, District Project Fund and Barrier Free Access Education include:
 
• Must be a charitable organisation that is registered under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112).
• Must operate in Hong Kong and provide charitable services to residents living in communities adjacent to the properties of Link.
• Board or Executive Committee members of the applicant organisation must not be a Connected Person (as defined in the Hong Kong Code on Real Estate Investment Trusts) of Link.
• Must not propose projects that have the sole or dominant purpose of promoting a particular political event/campaign or a specific religious event.
  
For the Major Project Fund only:
• The funding will allow implementation of the project for one-year cycle.
 
For the District Project Fund only:
• Priority will be given to projects that have not received funding from government or any other funding organisation.
 
For Barrier Free Access Education:
Priority consideration is given to applying organisations that have close working relationships with the disabled community enabling them to have the deeper understanding of the needs of the people with disabilities.
 
For Link First Generation University Student Scholarship, the nominee must be:
• A Secondary 6 full-time student attending a local secondary school, including government-aided and government secondary schools, aided special schools, direct subsidy scheme schools or private secondary schools;
• A student who sits for HKDSE in 2016;
• Academically outstanding and holding an admission offer from a local university* by September 2016;
• Demonstrating a positive attitude and persistence in facing adversity;
• Actively participating in extra-curricular activities and community activities;
• Committed to community contribution; and
• The first generation university student from his/her family if he/she receives an admission offer (i.e. his/her grandparents and parents do not hold any recognised university education).
 
*Eight institutions funded by the University Grants Committee are (in alphabetical order): City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong.
 
Selection Criteria
 
​Service Fund ​Neighbourhood Project Fund

  Match with the service focus area;;

 

Ability to address a social need with innovative solutions

 

  Sustainability of the community project;

 

  Potential to leverage the properties, tenant network and employee volunteers of Link;

 

  Track record of the applicant in providing the proposed or similar services;

 

  Use of funds in an appropriate and cost-effective manner; and

 

  Methods used to evaluate the success of the project, such as using social return on investment to evaluate and quantify the value.

  Match with the service focus area;;

 

  Ability to address specific needs within the community;

 

  Potential to leverage the properties, tenant network and employee volunteers of Link;

 

  Use of funds in an appropriate and cost-effective manner; and

 

  Track record of the applicant in providing the proposed or similar services.

 
 
Please note:

• Proposals seeking funding for the operating costs, conferences, annual meetings, endowments, advertising campaigns and fundraising projects of the applicant will not be considered.
• Proposals that include requests for project-related administrative costs will only be considered if the administrative costs
account for no more than 10% of the funding requested.
 
 
For Barrier Free Access Education:
 Ability to reach out to the community to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of BFA facilities to the disabled community and to the elderly.
 Potential to leverage the properties, tenant network and employee volunteers of Link to support the project for creating a wider and closer outreach to the community.
 Track record of the applicant in providing the BFA-related services.
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For Link First Generation University Student Scholarship:
 It is a non-means-tested scholarship based on honesty.
 An interview and group discussion will be arranged to understand the nominee’s ambitions and self-development plan.
 
 
 
Consultant
Link has appointed HKCSS WiseGiving Limited (WiseGiving), a subsidiary of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), as project consultant and partner to Link Together Initiatives. WiseGiving will assist in defining the scope of the funding scheme, screening applications, conducting due diligence and identifying and recommending the most appropriate organisations.
 
For more details of The Initiatives, please read the Plan Rules.
 
 
 
 
Awarded Projects in 2016/17

Information on the five Major Project Fund projects awarded in 2016/2017:
Organisation Project Name ​Project Description/ No. of Beneficiaries
Resources Management  
1 Bo Charity Foundation Limited ​Food Angel
Coordinating an all-rounded surplus food recycling programme at Link’s fresh markets and shopping malls.

No. of beneficiaries: 316,237
Districts Served: Shatin, Tai Po
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​2 ​Food For Good Limited ​‘Help the Aged, Teach the Young’ – Link Fresh Market Surplus Food Donation Project Stage 2
Bring food and cheer to the underprivileged elderly and people in need by re-distributing or producing cooked meals with surplus food collected from Link’s fresh markets. The project also promotes public awareness in reducing food waste.

No. of beneficiaries: 292,155
Districts Served: Wong Tai Sin, Kwun Tong, Sai Kung, Tuen Mun, Kwai Tsing
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Children and Youth
3 ​Cha Duk Chang Children's Cantonese Opera Association ​Cha Duk Chang: Cantonese Opera Culture Programme
​To promote inheritance of Chinese culture and harmony among three generations by involving children and the elderly in Cantonese Opera workshops and performances.
 
No. of beneficiaries: 14,010
Districts Served: All districts
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4 ​South Kwai Chung Social Service ​Link Speech Therapy Community Programme

​Partner with Department of Special Education and Counselling of The Education University of Hong Kong, the programme helps identify and evaluate kids with potential speech and language impairment, conducts one-on-one speech therapy and provides social support to caretakers via family outdoor activities.

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No. of beneficiaries: 2,700
Districts Served: Wong Tai Sin, Kwai Tsing

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Barrier-free Education
​5 Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association Limited ​Artificial Insemination Training & Guide Dog Breeding
​The programme includes trans-cervical insemination training for two vets, the maintenance of puppies & the breeding female until guide dog matching is completed. Together with workshops and short films production, the programme aims to assist and raise public awareness of guide dogs and the needs of visually impaired people.

No. of beneficiaries: 7,000
Districts Served: All districts
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Information on the 49 District Project Fund projects awarded in 2016/2017:
Organisation Project Name Districts Served
1 The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council Multi-art Caring Wong Tai Sin
​2
​The Student Guidance Association (Primary School) Company Limited ​Grow with Love  Tuen Mun
​3 ​Senior Citizen Home Safety Association ​Enhancing Life of Elderly Living in the Community ​Kwun Tong
​4 The Student Guidance Association (Primary School) Company Limited ​Happy Together with Brighter Life ​Tuen Mun
​5 ​The Student Guidance Association (Primary School) Company Limited ​Love with Elderly ​Tuen Mun
​6 ​The Hong Kong Association of Senior Citizens Promoting Filial Piety in Sham Shui Po District - Sowing Seeds of Respect & Care of the Elderly in the Hearts of Students Sham Shui Po
​7 Hong Kong Employment Development Service Limited ‘Share Fun’ Cookie Factory ​Wong Tai Sin
​8 ​Straw Action Happy Poon Choi for Elderly ​ Sha Tin
​9 ​Hong Kong Education Association Reading Cafe Sha Tin
​10 ​Helping Hand Healthy & Positive Aging Promotion ​Wong Tai Sin
​11 Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong 'Perfect Teens' Caring Community Project ​Yuen Long
​12 ​The Free Methodist Church of Hong Kong ​Loving and Caring Elderly ​Wong Tai Sin
​13 ​Hong Kong Employment Development Service Limited ​No Pain with Hope – Elderly Community Health Project ​Kwai Tsing
​14 ​Hong Kong Employment Development Service Limited ​Painless Guide – Community Health Promotion Project ​Kwun Tong
​15 ​Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong ​Volunteer Craftsman (VC) – Shek Kip Mei Youth Volunteers Proposal ​Sham Shui Po
​16 ​Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service ​My Ideal. Hong Kong ​Kwun Tong
​17 ​Yan Oi Tong Limited ​'Reading: The Way to Positive Energy ' ​Tai Po
​18 ​The Incorporated Management Committee of TWGHS. Mrs. Wu York Yu Memorial College ​Diversified Learning Experience ​Kwai Tsing
​19 Fu Hong Society ​Show My Dream Yuen Long
​20 ​Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Heartfelt Sharing of Love with Youth – Elderly Life Story Project ​Eastern
​21 ​Yan Chai Hospital Mrs. Tsang Wing Neighbourhood Elderly Centre  ​Tuen Mun ​Tuen Mun
​22 ​Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association ​Play Together ​Yuen Long
​23 ​Stewards LINK with Children – Exploring Hong Kong ​Sha Tin
​24 ​Po Leung Kuk  Carnival of Traditional Chinese Culture @ Yung Shue Tau ​Yau Tsim Mong
​25 ​Christian Family Service Centre ​‘Good Food’ Sugar Control Action Kwun Tong
​26 ​Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association ​Parent-child Reading Corner Tuen Mun
​27 ​Po Leung Kuk Happy Neighbour in Cheung Hong Kwai Tsing
​28 ​People Service Centre Limited Sham Shui Po Community Elderly Volunteer Network Development Programme ​Sham Shui Po
​29 ​Ching Fai Women Association Ltd ​Arts Learning Fun ​​Sham Shui Po
​30 ​United Labour Chi Hong Association Limited ​Teens ‘LINK’ with the Neighbourhood with Photography Sham Shui Po
​31 ​Hong Kong Youth Volunteer Association Limited Love No Labels  ​Sham Shui Po
​32 ​Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Union Hong Kong Limited ​Walk with Love ​Southern
​33 ​Christian & Missionary Alliance Pentecostal Church Youth Creativity Workshop ​Yau Tsim Mong
​34 ​Hong Chi Association We Are the Best ​Kwai Tsing
​35 ​Kowloon City District Association for Celebration of Re-Unification of Hong Kong with China Limited ​Warmth Delivery in Lunar New Year ​Kowloon City
​36 ​Hong Kong Ching Fai Association Development Limited Love Elderly  ​Sham Shui Po
​37 ​Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (HK) Limited ​Strength WE HAVE! ​Kwai Tsing
​38 ​Tin Shui Wai Women Association Limited ​Joyful Reading Corner ​Yuen Long
​39 ​Tin Shui Wai Women Association Limited Green Tours in Hong Kong ​Yuen Long
​40 ​The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong ​Nothing Better Than Go Camping ​Tai Po
​41 ​Christian Church of Divine Providence Limited Happy Elderly, Abundant Living ​Kwun Tong
​42 ​Christian Church of Divine Providence Limited ​​Project H-U-G: Helping, Uniting, Growing ​Kwun Tong
​43 The Student Guidance Association (Primary School) Company Limited Kids Talent ​Tuen Mun
​44 ​House of Learning Ltd Brain ​Enrichment Course Fun ​Sham Shui Po
​45 ​​​The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong ​​‘Precious Life Experiences’ Project ​Tai Po
​46 The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council ​Let's “JOY” Together ​Islands
​47 ​The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong ​We Make the Circle Painting ​Southern
​48 ​Yuen Long Church (Church of Christ in China) Chow Sung Chu Oi Youth Centre ​Guarding Child – Parental Emotional Support Group ​Yuen Long
​49 ​The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups ​‘Sing My Music – Wish Our Life’ 2016 ​Sai Kung
 
 
Barrier Free Access Education:
Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth received a funding of $800,000 from Link Together Initiatives to organise a series of BFA training workshops and roving exhibition at Link’s properties to raise public awareness of the importance of BFA facilities to people with disability and to the elderly.
 
A signature event  Barrier-“Fu”ree Adventure Day 2016 was held at Lok Fu Place on 8 October. A total of 32 participating teams, formed by able and disabled persons, were given tasks at checkpoints to experience BFA facilities use and to tackle the daily challenges faced by people with disabilities within a given timeframe. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung and Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission Alfred Chan Cheung-ming were the officiating guests and joined the VIP Experience Tour.
 
The event, with BFA-related game booths and a checkpoint adventure challenge, attracted over 2,000 participants.  Most of the visitors expressed that the event enabled them to have a better knowledge of the BFA facilities and bring the deeper understanding of the value of these facilities to the people with disabilities. 
 

Link First Generation University Student Scholarship
Project description: To support undergraduates who are the first university students from amongst three generations of their families who study at one of Hong Kong’s universities. Each awardee will receive a scholarship of HK$20,000.
Number of beneficiaries: 130
Service location: All districts in Hong Kong SAR
 
The secondary schools attended by scholarship awardees:
 
​SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School ​St. Antonius Girls' College True Light Girls' College​ SKH Tsoi Kung Po Secondary School​
​Po Leung Kuk No.1 W.H. Cheung College ​St. Mark's School ​Helen Liang Memorial Secondary School (Shatin) ​Shun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau College
​Fung Kai No.1 Secondary School ​SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School ​Buddhist Sin Tak College ​St. Joseph's College
​Ho Lap College
(Sponsored by the Sik Sik Yuen)
​Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School ​Lok Sin Tong Ku Chiu Man Secondary School ​Delia Memorial School (Broadway)
​Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School ​Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School ​Kwun Tong Government Secondary School ​Carmel Holy Word Secondary School
​Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section) ​NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College Pui Ying Secondary School ​Tak Nga Secondary School
​Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School ​Ning Po College ​TWGHs Li Ka Shing College ​Buddhist Mau Fung Memorial College
​Po Leung Kuk Mrs. Ma Kam Ming-Cheung Fook Sien College ​Fukien Secondary School (Kwun Tong) ​Sheung Shui Government Secondary School ​Hong Kong Tang King Po College
​Ma On Shan St. Joseph' s Secondary School ​Buddhist Kok Kwong Secondary School ​Sing Yin Secondary School ​Yu Chun Keung Memorial College
​The Church of Christ in China Kei Chi Secondary School ​Gertrude Simon Lutheran College Tiacc Woo Hon Fai Secondary School ​SKH St. Mary's Church Mok Hing Yiu College
South Tuen Mun Government Secondary School​ ​United Christian College ​CCC Ming Yin College ​Pok Oi Hospital Chan Kai Memorial College
​King's College ​Baptist Wing Lung Secondary School ​CMA Secondary School ​Tuen Mun Catholic Secondary School
​Chan Shu Kui Memorial School
​Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School ​Leung Shek Chee College ​St. Mary's Canossian College
​Queen Elizabeth School ​​Queen Elizabeth School Old Students' Association Secondary School ​YLPMSAA Tang Siu Tong Secondary School ​SKH Li Fook Hing Secondary School
Yan Chai Hospital No.2 Secondary School ​Queen Elizabeth School Old Students' Association Tong Kwok Wah Secondary School ​SKH Li Ping Secondary School ​Po Leung Kuk Wu Chung College
​Carmel Bunnan Tong Memorial Secondary School ​United Christian College (Kowloon East) ​PAOC Ka Chi Secondary School ​Valtorta College
​YPI&CA Lee Lim Ming College ​La Salle College ​Munsang College ​Po Leung Kuk Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College
​CCC Yenching College ​Assembly of God Hebron Secondary School ​St. Clare's Girls' School ​Buddhist Sum Heung Lam Memorial College
​Fukien Secondary School (Siu Sai Wan) ​THE METHODIST CHURCH HONG KONG WESLEY COLLEGE ​The Chinese Foundation Secondary School ​Ning Po No.2 College
​HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School ​Lions College ​St Stephen's Girls' College ​TWGHs S.C.Gaw Memorial College
​Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College ​HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School ​TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College ​Aberdeen Baptist Lui Ming Choi College
​TWGHs Sun Hoi Directors' College ​Po Leung Kuk C W Chu College ​NT Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School ​Buddhist Tai Hung College
​Caritas Chai Wan Marden Foundation Secondary School ​Belilios Public School ​Good Hope School (Secondary Section) ​Po Leung Kuk Ma Kam Ming College
​St. Joseph's Anglo-Chinese School ​Tin Shui Wai Government Secondary School ​Our Lady Of The Rosary College ​SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School
​Man Kiu College ​Wa Ying College ​Christian Alliance College ​Yan Oi Tong Chan Wong Suk Fong Memorial Secondary School
​St. Paul's Secondary School ​Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College ​Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College ​Lui Ming Choi Lutheran College
​Carmel Secondary School ​Ying Wa College ​Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Yuen Long) ​Maryknoll Fathers' School
​Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School ​Lok Sin Tong Young Ko Hsiao Lin Secondary School ​TWGHs Chen Zao Men College ​Fanling Lutheran Secondary School
​Salem-Immanuel Lutheran College ​Shun Tak Fraternal Association Tam Pak Yu College ​Po Leung Kuk Vicwood K.T.Chong Sixth Form College ​Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School
​Queen's College ​The YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College ​The Hong Kong Management Association K S Lo College ​Bishop Hall Jubilee School
​Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School ​Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School ​Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College ​Hong Kong True Light College
​Methodist College ​Pope Paul VI College ​CCC Chuen Yuen College ​HKBU Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School (Secondary Section)
​HHCKLA Buddhist Ma Kam Chan Memorial English Secondary School ​The Hong Kong Taoist Association Ching Chung Secondary School
 
 
 
Awarded Projects in 2015/16

Link First Generation University Student Scholarship 
Project description:  To support undergraduates who are the first university students from amongst three generations of their families who study at one of Hong Kong’s universities. Each awardee will receive a scholarship of HK$20,000.
 
Number of beneficiaries: 100
Service location: All districts in Hong Kong
 
 
Barrier Free Access Education:
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service and the Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities received a funding of $440,000 from Link Together Initiatives to organise Link’s first Barrier Free Shopping Centre Orienteering event to raise public awareness of the importance of BFA facilities to people with disability and to the elderly.
 
The event was held on 5 December 2015 at Stanley Plaza. It successfully raised public awareness of the importance of BFA facilities for people with disabilities and for the elderly as well as celebrating the International Day of Disabled Persons 2015. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung was invited as the officiating guest and joined the VIP Experience Tour.
 
A total of 20 participating teams, formed by able and disabled persons, were given tasks at checkpoints to experience BFA facilities use and to tackle the daily challenges faced by people with disabilities within a given timeframe.
 

Information on the seven Service Fund projects awarded in 2015/2016: 
Organisation Project Name ​Project Description/ No. of Beneficiaries
Services for the Elderly​
1 Animals Asia Foundation ​Dr Dog
Provide smiles and care for the physical and psychological well-being of the elderly through the Dr Dog animal-assisted therapy programme, which includes training of volunteers to conduct visits and outings.

No. of beneficiaries: 500
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​2 ​Food For Good Limited ​‘Help the Aged, Teach the Young’ – Link Fresh Market Surplus Food Donation Project
Bring food and cheer to the underprivileged elderly and people in need by re-distributing or producing cooked meals with surplus food collected from Link’s fresh markets. The project also promotes public awareness in reducing food waste.

No. of beneficiaries: 280,240 
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Services for Elderly and Children​ ​
​3 ​Cha Duk Chang Children's Cantonese Opera Association ​Cha Duk Chang in 3 Generations
​Promote harmony among three generations by involving children and the elderly in Chinese Opera workshops and performances.
 
No. of beneficiaries: 5,935 
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Services for Children and Youth​ ​ 
​4 ​Music Children Foundation ​Music Children @ Link
​Introduce classical music to underprivileged children through interactive performances and the opportunity to try the musical instruments at Link’s shopping centres. The purpose is to unlock children’s potential and talent out of the school environment and build their self-confidence.

No. of beneficiaries: 3,600 
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​5 ​ Playright Children's Play Association ​Mobile Playborhood Project (Phase 3) – Playful and Happy Community
​Provide safe and fun mobile playgrounds so children in Tuen Mun and Tseung Kwan O can play in their own neighbourhoods.

No. of beneficiaries: 6,300
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​6 Youth Outreach  ​​Street Transformers
 Provide outreach service to help young night drifters by offering street dance and other popular activities, enabling them to cultivate their skills and develop self-confidence. A local competition will be held and the winners will be representing Hong Kong to participate in the national street dance competition.

No. of beneficiaries: 2,280 
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Services for Social Inclusion
​7 ​Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association Limited ​Breeding and Caring of Guide Dog Litters and Public Education
​Import a breeding female dog to Hong Kong to help establish a local guide dog breeding programme. Education programmes will be held to raise public awareness of guide dogs and the issues facing the visually impaired.

No. of beneficiaries: 3,800 
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Information on the 37 Neighbourhood Fund projects awarded in 2015/2016:
Organisation Project Name ​No. of Beneficiaries Districts Served
Services for the Elderly​ ​ ​ ​ ​
1 Pok Oi Hospital ​Hold Your Heart. Be Happy
1,419
Sham Shui Po

​2

​Hong Kong Employment Development Service Limited ​No Pain with Hope - Elderly Community Health ​820 ​Kwun Tong
​3 ​Hong Kong Elderly Care Charitable Limited ​Home Maintenance Services ​1,300 ​Tuen Mun
​4 ​Straw Action ​Hair Cut Service - Elderly ​1,000 ​Shatin
​5 ​Kwun Tong Resident Association ​Ache Syndrome Support ​2,680 ​Kwun Tong
​6 ​Hong Kong Women Development Association Limited ​​Elderly Support ​3,920 ​North
​7 ​Yan Oi Tong Limited ​Care and Love in Community ​1,145 ​Shatin
​8 ​OIWA Limited ​Community Ambassador Training ​301 ​Island
​9 ​People Service Centre Limited ​‘Love Our Elderly’ Community Service ​1,000 ​Sham Shui Po
​10 ​he Lutheran Church - Hong Kong Synod Limited Elderly Service ​1,602 ​Kowloon City
​11 ​The Hong Kong Association of Senior Citizens ​2015 The Most Respectful Grandparent(s) Election ​10,000 ​Tuen Mun
Services for the Children and Families​ ​ ​ ​ ​
12​ ​Hong Kong Education Association ​English Classes ​300 ​Shatin
​13 ​The Student Guidance Association (Primary School) Company Limited ​After School Care ​20 ​Tuen Mun
​14 ​Yuen Long District Women's Association Limited ​Love Your Family ​300 ​Yuen Long
​15 ​The Student Guidance Association (Primary School) Company Limited ​Love Together ​580 ​Tuen Mun
​16 ​House of Learning Limited ​Reading Fun ​80 ​Sham Shui Po
​17 ​Assembly of God Grace Light Church, Limited ​LINK with U-N-ME ​7,728 ​North
​18 ​Tin Shui Wai Women Association Limited ​Joyful Reading Corner ​2,000 ​Yuen Long
​19 ​Shatin Women's Association Limited ​Compose Happiness, Road to Adulthood ​2,673 ​Shatin
​20 ​The Federation of New Territories Youth Foundation Limited ​Love Our Family-Love Our Nature ​400 ​Kwai Tsing
Services for Youth​ ​ ​
​21 ​Chinese Young Men's Christian Association of Hong Kong ​Youth Talent ​1,945 ​Tsuen Wan
​22 ​Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Union Hong Kong Limited ​LIFE code: 7413 ​2,000 ​Yuen Long
​23 ​Hong Kong Employment Development Service Limited ​Achieve Your Goal - Youth Career Development ​1,320 ​Yau Tsim Mong
​24 ​The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups ​Sing MY Music - Youth Singing ​2,100 ​Sai Kung
​25 ​Yan Oi Tong Limited ​Youth Together - Show Our Talent ​2,048 Tai Po​
​26 ​Tung Chung Youth Association Limited ​Dream I Do ​1,080 ​Island
​27 ​The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups ​Green Market ​2,540 ​Wong Tai Sin
Services for the Elderly, Children and Youth​ ​ ​
​28 ​The Incorporated Management Committee of Pak Kau College ​I'm Not the Lonely One - Social Inclusion ​1,600 ​Yuen Long
​29 ​The Salvation Army - Hong Kong Command ​'V' Power Network ​2,540 ​Kwai Tsing
​30 ​Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association ​Linkage in Love ​4,748 ​Kwai Tsing
​31 ​Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Union Hong Kong Limited ​Love motion @ Teen Power ​432 ​Southern
​32 ​New Territories West Residents Association ​Love and Care to Elderly ​2,100 ​Tuen Mun
​33 ​Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth Limited ​Rouliqiu Community Programme ​900 ​Wong Tai Sin
​34 ​Tung Wah Group of Hospitals ​Friendly City ​700 ​Eastern
​35 ​Hong Kong Youth Volunteer Association Limited
Love & Care @ SSP 2015-16
​1,468 ​Sham Shui Po
​36 ​The Federation of New Territories Youth Foundation Limited ​Loveful Youth, Visit the Elderly ​1,280 ​Kwai Tsing
​37 ​The Federation of New Territories Youth Foundation Limited ​Love and Care to Our Community
​1,280 ​Kwai Tsing
 


Awarded Projects in 2014/15

Information on the nine projects awarded grants in 2014/15 is listed below.
Organisation Project Name ​Project Description/ No. of Beneficiaries
Services for the Elderly​ ​ ​ ​ ​
1 ​HOPE worldwide ​Community Healthy Ageing for Seniors Programme

​Provide fall-risk assessments for the elderly in Link’s shopping centres, arrange occupational therapists to follow up with those most at risk, accompany the elderly outside their own communities and provide fall prevention education to the public.

 

No. of beneficiaries: 1,600

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​2 ​The Free Methodist Church of Hong Kong ​Goodbye Depression - The Mental Health Project for the Elderly

​Provide screening and referral services and raise public awareness of the issue of depression in the elderly.


No. of beneficiaries: 3,000

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Services for Children and Families​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​3 ​Playright Children's Play Association ​Mobile Playborhood Project

​Provide safe and fun playgrounds so that children can play in their own neighbourhoods, through setting up mobile playgrounds.

No. of beneficiaries: 10,430

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​4 ​HOPE worldwide ​Good Character Family Community Programme

​Cultivate children’s character and improve parent–child relationships by adopting ‘Character Counts!’, a systematic method of character education developed in America.

No. of beneficiaries: 1,000

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​5 ​Benji’s Centre ​Speak with Care at Link

​Provide parents with training courses on how best to assist their children with speech and language impairments. Public education will also be offered.

No. of beneficiaries: 510

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Services for Youth
​6 ​Youth Outreach 
​Heat Up the Street!

​Provide outreach service to help young night drifters by offering street dance and other popular activities, enabling them to cultivate their skills and develop self-confidence. Road shows, performances and competitions will also be organised.


No. of beneficiaries: 11,200

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​7 Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong  
​​Music in Community Caring Project

​Recruit street performers as volunteers, organise different activities for participants to think about poverty and bring love to the underprivileged through music.


No. of beneficiaries: 8,800

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Services for Social Inclusion
​8 ​Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association  ​Love Leads the Way - Care and Training of Eight Puppies and Public Education Programme

​Eight puppies will be introduced and trained in Hong Kong. Education programmes will also be held to raise public awareness of guide dogs and the issues faced by the visually impaired.


No. of beneficiaries: 4,000

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​9 ​World Green Organisation ​Linking Food with Love – From the Golden Age to the Greens’ Surplus Food Recycling Project

​Promote the concept of food-waste reduction to tenants, the elderly and youth through food recycling, green workshops and various activities.


No. of beneficiaries: 4,710

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Awarded Projects in 2013/14
 
Information on the ten projects awarded in 2013/14 is listed below.
Organisation Project Name​ Project Description / No. of beneficiaries​
Services for the Elderly​ ​ ​ ​
​The Hong Kong Society for the Blind​ ​The Glaucoma No Way & 2013 World Sight Day Programme – Blindness Prevention with Glaucoma Screening​ ​Enhance awareness and prevention of glaucoma through glaucoma screenings.

No. of beneficiaries: 3,000​
​The Glaucoma No Way & 2013 World Sight Day Programme – Blindness Prevention with Glaucoma Screening​
Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service​ Pain Management Project for the Elderly​

Improve elders’ ability and confidence in handling pain through sports, medication, nutrition and emotional management.


No. of beneficiaries: 1,000​

Pain Management Project for the Elderly​
HOPE worldwide Community Health Ageing for Seniors Programme​

Promote fall prevention awareness and provide fall –risk assessments for the elderly. Volunteers also assist the elderly in fulfilling their wishes.


No. of beneficiaries: 1,000

​ Community Health Aging for Seniors Programme​
Services for Children & Families​ ​ ​ ​
Playright Children’s Play Association​ Mobile Playborhood Project

Provide play facilities and activities using regular household items. By setting up mobile playgrounds with the Playborhood Truck, parents and kids can play together to inspire children’s creativity and improve parent–child relationships.


No. of beneficiaries: 19,200

Mobile Playborhood Project​
Hong Kong Evangelical Church Social Service Limited​ Parent–Child Development Plan​

Establish a toy library and playroom resource centre to improve parent–child relationships and the social skills of young children.

No. of beneficiaries: 750

Parent-Child Development Plan​
​Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service​ ​Be With You​

​Identify students with high anxiety through the use of questionnaires. Use art therapy, lectures and  workshops with parents to teach these students how to deal positively with stress.

No. of beneficiaries: 1,800 (direct); 7,800 (indirect)

Be With You​
Young Men’s Christian Association 'Smile Now - Love Forward' – Community Support Programme​

Through the distribution of food and toys by the sponsored mini-van as well as the Family Bank, low-income families are encouraged to be more involved in the community.


No. of beneficiaries: 15,000

“Smile Now - Love Forward” – Community Support Programme​
Services for Youth​ ​ ​ ​
​Youth Outreach​ ​School of Hip Hop​

​Improve young people’s self-esteem and self-image through hip-hop dance and outreach programmes; reduce gang influence in the community.

No. of beneficiaries: 20,000

School of Hip Hop​
​Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth​ ​Love Passion​

​Train a group of handicapped youths to become 'life warriors' and share their experience with at-risk youths.

No. of beneficiaries: 120 (direct); 1,380 (indirect)

Love Passion​
Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association​ Career Development for Youth​

Provide career planning and internship opportunities for students.

No. of beneficiaries: 1,700

Career Development for Youth​
 
 
 
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