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  1. Welfare directors 'hoarding money'

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... are exploited and existing workers have to work more.' According to the Social Welfare Department, 162 NGOs are involved in the lump sum grant system and they have accumulated cash reserves ... be the responsibility of the government, not the board.' Social welfare sector legislator Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung said the government believed the system gave NGOs more autonomy. 'But do NGOS really ...

  2. Cost-cutting, lump-sum grants affect performance of NGOs

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the ongoing debate on the alleged hoarding of government subventions by non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Under the lump-sum grant system introduced by the government in 2001 to give the NGOs autonomy and make them more cost-efficient, agencies have to find ways to top up their reduced subventions. Unlike the universities, which are also given lump-sum grants, ...

  3. Government's commitment to welfare services has increased

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... meet the ever-changing needs of our society. NGOs on the lump sum grant enjoy a greater say in their management and control on staffing structures, levels of pay and deployment of government subvention. Greater latitude, however, does not mean minimal oversight. The Social Welfare Department monitors the service performance of these NGOs in terms of quality, quantity and essential service ...

  4. Lawmakers' calls for food banks dismissed

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, May Chan

    ... for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the CSSA scheme covered recipients' basic needs. He pointed out that 15 NGOs were already providing temporary food assistance to those in need. He said the Social Welfare Department had recently written to all subsidised NGOs that provide meal services to remind them to maintain food quality, despite soaring prices. But Fernando ...

  5. Welfare chief defends cuts to lump-sum funding system

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... cost-cutting measures on its departments and NGOs, resulting in welfare groups losing 9.3 per cent of their annual funding. Speaking on RTHK, Stephen Fisher, director of social welfare, said: 'We ... 'We were having hard times that time. But today, the hard times are over,' he said. He urged the government to revert funding to 2000 levels. This year funding to NGOs was HK$6.7 billion, ...

  6. Cash subsidy for spectacles cut by half

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... in August. Under the lump-sum grant system introduced in 2001, the government no longer stipulates NGOs' staffing and salary structures or controls their individual spending items. The committee ... accordingly,' Mr Fisher said. 'It is up to the NGOs to decide how to use the increased funding. The committees will also look into this issue.' Welfare lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che welcomed ...

  7. HK$100 million food handouts to help 50,000 people, say officials

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The government's HK$100 million handout to NGOs to deliver food assistance will help at least 50,000 people, authorities say. The funds were one of the 10 measures ... welfare needs would be referred to other services for proper assistance, it added. The government said HK$60 million would be given to the NGOs for operational expenses, while up to HK$12.5 ...

  8. Call for outsiders on welfare agency boards

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the staffing and salary structures of NGOs. A government-appointed panel is reviewing the system after several protests by social workers. Separately, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Christine Fang Meng-sang, dismissed allegations about hoarding. 'Under the lump-sum grant system, NGOs are entitled to and should have some reserve to meet payroll increases, ...

  9. An affluent society cares for its poor

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's claim to be a caring society has often been taken for granted. With ever-expanding welfare expenditure and an array of social services provided, there is a common belief that the poor and disadvantaged are being taken care of by the government and an extensive network of NGOs. Occasionally, the plight of some extreme cases make headlines and warrant urgent attention. ...

  10. Vow amid welfare strife

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The government says it will decide whether or not to give additional grants to welfare groups by the end of the year. Peter Cheung Kwok-che, Social Workers' General Union president, said the government promised a Lump Sum Grant Steering Committee meeting yesterday it would make a decision about possible additional recurrent expenditure of HK$600 million to enable NGOs ...




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