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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw rubbish scheme could cost Hong Kong households HK$44 a month

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... rejected the idea of exemptions for underprivileged groups, saying charities and NGOs could help them. For businesses, a level of HK$500 per 1,000kg was supported by most members. Support group ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. NGOs may get HK$2m more for revitalisation of historic buildings

    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 ... and heritage conservation experts. NGOs welcomed the government response yesterday but called for more flexibility in approving the funding and tenancy. 'It will be even better if the funding can ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ELDERLY CARE

    Hongkongers' retirement dreams in Dongguan resort cut short by economic realities

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Olga Wong

    ... and Welfare Bureau spokeswoman said it would only buy places at nursing homes run by NGOs with good track records. And a Food and Health Bureau spokeswoman said it was considering extending ...

  10. NGOs to inundate chief executive's office with letters

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... want to inundate Donald Tsang's office with letters,' she said. Growing Together is an umbrella group representing five NGOs that provide special-education services ...




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