Two senior citizens pose for a picture with social worker Maggie Man at the ICFG Lung Hang Church Elderly Centre in Sha Tin in 2015. The government’s lump-sum grant funding system is designed to encourage welfare agencies to build community partnerships to address social problems effectively. Photo: David Wong

Don’t punish welfare agencies in Hong Kong for their success in raising more money

Chua Hoi-wai says the success that NGOs have had in raising funds from the private sector has led to charges that their subsidisation by the government could be cut back, but this is inaccurate, because funding has expanded to meet changing community needs

Topic |   Poverty

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Two senior citizens pose for a picture with social worker Maggie Man at the ICFG Lung Hang Church Elderly Centre in Sha Tin in 2015. The government’s lump-sum grant funding system is designed to encourage welfare agencies to build community partnerships to address social problems effectively. Photo: David Wong
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