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  1. NGOs win tenders for poverty-relief scheme

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... projects in Jiangxi province, Xinhua reported yesterday. It is the second time that NGOs have been invited to take part in the scheme through tender. The government-financed 11 million yuan project ... will provide US$1 million for designing and extending the scheme, according to the report. Jia Xijin, the head of Tsinghua University's NGO Research Centre, said getting NGOs involved ...

  2. Guangdong NGOs get independent watchdog

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Affairs Department. In the past, commercial federations had to register with several government bodies. But, under the new regime, NGOs will only have to register with the civil affairs body. Association secretary Zhang Yuanxing said the new organisation aimed to defend the rights of NGOs and improve their links with the government. The government's gradual move away from overseeing ...

  3. NGOs can get up to HK$2m for projects

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan NGOs can obtain a dollar-for-dollar grant of up to HK$2 million from a government fund to launch social service projects, doubling the amount previously allowed. The Partnership ... matching grant contributed from businesses. 'We encourage the business sector and NGOs to work together to help disadvantaged groups in the community,' deputy director of social welfare ...

  4. Fewer NGOs seek funding for start-ups

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Fewer groups have sought government funds to start social enterprises in recent months, according to official statistics. The funding scheme sets aside seed money for non-governmental organisations to launch projects that promote self-reliance ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pro bono legal work can help advance social justice in Hong Kong

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by EDWIN REKOSH AND TZE-WEI NG

    ... 7,000 registered charities, and has seen a doubling of social enterprises since 2007. All these NGOs contribute to making Hong Kong more diverse and fair, and pro bono assistance could help make ... various stakeholders: law firms, bar associations, lawyers, law schools, and also the beneficiary NGOs and the legal marketplace. For example, law firms can create better incentives for lawyers ...

  6. Unfair lump-sum grant system is hampering work of NGOs

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This will eventually lead to a wastage of experienced personnel needed to handle complicated casework and crisis situations. For decades, the NGOs have been pioneering and providing the bulk of Hong ... there is no rice in the house.' In view of the anomalies of the lump-sum grant system, the government should stop passing the buck to the NGOs. It should take up the ball now, in order to halt ...

  7. NGOs may get HK$2m more for historic sites

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... uncertainties encountered by organisations that reused the buildings. The proposals were made after the government consulted NGOs on the scheme last month. The idea of collaborating with NGOs ... will be available for application in February, including Dragon Garden in Tsing Lung Tau and the Blue House in Wan Chai. The government had originally planned to grant the NGOs up to HK$3 million ...

  8. NGOs prepare to give verdict after tour of historic courthouse

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with ornamental ironwork. Ms Lo said there were plenty of staircases, toilets and rooms, and the NGOs could alter some of these according to practical needs. But at least one of the four bigger courtrooms ... historic buildings from NGOs. The deadline for applications is May 21. ...

  9. End hostility, NGOs told

    Posted Oct 25th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A senior trade official extended an olive branch to NGOs yesterday, urging an end to hostility towards the government and the WTO. Raymond Young Lap-moon, director-general ... to demonstrate, with most from neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea. 'Our position on agricultural subsidies is the same as many NGOs'. As the chair ...

  10. Cardboard coffins hard to buy, say NGOs

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... directors were unwilling to stock the eco-coffins, making it difficult for NGOs to obtain them. Selwyn Yu Ka-lung, deputy director of Against Elderly Abuse, said: 'They can all sell ... people on low incomes. 'I think the government should grant licences to NGOs that are offering funeral services... We have to get the funeral directors involved as they have ...




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