Focus Areas

Support projects with innovative service concepts that fill service gaps in the society. The fund supports the specific focus areas of:

  1. Youth Empowerment – empowering and equipping youth for a better future 
  2. Active Ageing – promoting active living of seniors
  3. Resource Management – supporting sustainable development
Eligible Applicants

The applicant should meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • A charitable organisation registered under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112) or, if the applicant organisation is a charitable organisation in any jurisdictions outside Hong Kong, prime reference should be made to the descriptions adopted by the relevant government department(s) or authority(ies) in the respective jurisdictions, which has/have the legal powers or authorities similar to that of HKIRD in declaring charitable status and/ or classifying charitable organisations in the relevant jurisdictions;
  • The organisation provides charitable services to local communities in the vicinity of the properties owned and/ or operated by 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; and
  • The applicant organisation should not propose projects that have the sole or dominant purpose of promoting a particular political event/campaign or a specific religious event.
Selection Criteria

All project proposals are evaluated based on the following selection criteria:

  • Match with the focus area(s);
  • Ability to address social need(s) with innovative concept(s) and effective solution(s);
  • Sustainability and potential for further growth of the project;
  • Potential to promote the participation of Link’s staff and its stakeholders in the project, e.g. employee volunteering and tenant engagement etc.;
  • Track record of the applicant in providing the proposed or similar services;
  • Use of funds in an appropriate and cost-effective manner;
  • Comprehensive mechanism to evaluate the success of the project, such as Total Impact Assessment to evaluate and quantify the value; 
  • The grant project shall start in October 2022; and
  • Link shall be the sole sponsor of the granted project (except Government subsidy).
Grant Amount

Project fund will be granted based on the following guidelines:

  • The maximum that can be awarded to any one organisation is 30% of the total funds granted each year;
  • Project-related administrative costs should not be more than 10% of the total funding requested;
  • Use of the Fund for implementation of the project only; and
  • Funding is not allowed to support any recurrent operating cost, conference, annual meeting, endowment, advertising campaign and/or fundraising activities of the applicant organisation. 
Necessary Documents for Application

File format should be in doc, docx, xls, xlsx or pdf. File size of each document should not exceed 5MB and the total file size should not exceed 60MB.

  1. A Project Proposal drafted by applicant organisation (click here to download the template);
  2. A Project Budget Plan drafted by applicant organisation (click here to download the template); 
  3. Declaration by Applicant Organisation Form signed by Authorised Person of the applicant organisation with company chop (click here to download the template);
  4. Organisation’s certificate of incorporation or registration document under the relevant ordinance(s);
  5. Certificate of charity status registered under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap.112) or, if the applicant organisation is a charitable organisation in any jurisdictions outside Hong Kong, please provide Certificate and/or proof(s) of charity status declared as charitable status and/or classified as charitable organisations in the relevant jurisdictions by the government department(s) or authority(ies) in the respective jurisdictions*;
  6. Public Liability Insurance documents and terms;
  7. A set of the latest year audited accounts or certified latest management accounts;
  8. List of Board members and Executive Committee members (click here to download the template);
  9. Constitution details;
  10. Organisation structure; and
  11. Attachments or supplementary information of the project (if applicable).
 

*For charitable organisation in any jurisdictions outside Hong Kong, Link has the sole and final discretion on whether the certificate and/ or proof(s) is valid and/ or adequate to support its charitable status.

Application Schedule

Item

Schedule

Call for proposals

April to May

Review, select and interview

May to July

Project implementation

October to September of the following year

 
Link Together Initiatives is governed by the Link Charity And Community Engagement Programme Plan Rules.

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