Community Resources
Useful materials from our network

Asian Charity Services is committed to supporting you and your team. We collect a number of resources from our network of nonprofit organizations and partners to help you navigate and weather the headwinds.

#SupportOurChampions - Community Support Platform

More than 1 million people in Hong Kong count on nonprofit organizations for basic necessities and other critical support. But almost every NGO has suffered reduced funding, and has had to reduce its services. ACS' new Community Support Platform allows NGOs to more easily share their most urgent needs. If you are an NGO and would like to participate in this Platform, please complete this Questionnaire.

HKBN Talent CSI Fund - Youth Funding Initiative - Apply by 5:00pm, December 31, 2021

HKBN Talent CSI Fund has announced the launch of a game-changing social funding initiative “404 Not F_und?”. It encourages youths to unleash their boundless creativity without fear of failure. Besides providing capital support, CSI Fund will also match the needs and goals of selected projects with the resources and strengths of HKBN Group and its broad network of partners, to ensure their success. Application starts from June 15 to December 31 (by 5:00pm). Please click for more details or contact Zoe Chow ([email protected]; +852 3999 1109) or [email protected]

Financial Subsidy for the Needy Mentally Ill - Apply by January 1, 2023

Fu Tak Iam Foundation, Chow Tai Fook Foundation and Shih Wing Ching Foundation will subsidize the needy mentally-ill in Hong Kong who have financial difficulties to receive psychiatric treatment and psychological services in private practice. Applicants who are on CSSA will be provided with a full subsidy. Other low-income users will be subject to a means test, and will need to pay a small fee. Psycho-education, mindfulness, and exercise programs will also be provided via New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and other NGOs. Please click above on the project name for more information or contact Ms Ashley Ko (Social Worker at NLPRA) - 3552-5286 / [email protected]

Mayer Brown Pro Bono NGO Marketplace - October 28, 2021, 12.30noon - 2.30pm

Mayer Brown is organising their third pro bono NGO Marketplace, for NGOs to meet Mayer Brown lawyers to enlist their assistance on the NGOs’ legal needs, pro bono. These may include issues of corporate governance, review of contracts, MOUs or policies, and legal research. If you would like to participate in this NGO Marketplace, please contact Jennifer Cheung, Mayer Brown's Pro Bono and CSR Manager at [email protected] Please include the subject line "NGO Marketplace" in your email.

Lush Charity Pot Funding

Lush Charity Pot funds small, grassroots organisations that are working in the areas of animal protection, the environment, and human rights. Average grant is around HK$40,000 to HK$70,000 with a maximum of HK$120,000 per project. To apply for a Charity Pot grant, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject "Application Form Request" and complete the form. Please click for more details.

NWS Holdings Charities Foundation Gives Back to the Community

NWS Holdings Charities Foundation encourages registered voluntary or charitable organizations to apply for funding not exceeding HK$30,000 for their projects. The Foundation are interested in empowering the next generation, fostering a volunteering culture and promoting environmental sustainability. Applicants should submit a detailed proposal together with an application form completed. Application form should be submitted at least three months prior to the activity. The online form can be found here: https://www.nwsfoundation.com.hk/ApplicationForm/en. Please click for further information.

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HK Electric’s 'Smart Power Care Fund' support NGOs with various programs and subsidies

HK Electric’s 'Smart Power Care Fund' will provide subsidies to alleviate the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and underprivileged families. The 'Energy-efficient Community Subsidy Programme' provides NGOs for the provision of education, community, welfare or transitional housing services with full subsidy up to HK$300,000. The 'Smart to Care Subsidy Programme' provides NGOs for the provision of caring, rehabilitation or residential services to the elderly, children or persons with disabilities, with the full subsidy up to HK$300,000. HK Electric also provides a subsidy capped at HK$30,000 for each eligible NGO community centre operating in HK Electric's supply territory to purchase food and beverages from "Care and Share" SME caterers for activities serving underprivileged families and the needy. Click for more details.

How Will the Inland Revenue Department Review of NGOs Impact Me?

ACS partnered with PwC to bring the latest developments on Inland Revenue Department's review of NGO's tax-exempt status, and their potential impact on NGOs. Click to download the presentation.

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Concise Guide Series on Financial Governance of NGOs

With an aim of supporting NGOs to strengthen their financial governance capacity, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service recently published the third publication of the Concise Guide series, “A Concise Guide on NGO Financial Governance and Management”, and the other two Guides on NGO Reserves and NGO Investment released last year have also been reviewed and revised. Hard copies (3 bilingual books in total) can be collected at Wan Chai (no later than 30 July 2021) by successful registrants on a first-come, first-served basis. Please for more details and register.

Xero, Accounting Software for Non-profit Organisations

Xero’s simple, not-for-profit accounting software covers accounting essentials. Its standard plan for small business is US$30 per month. As a registered non-profit charity, trust or society you’ll save 25% on your Xero subscription. Free trail for a month is on offer. Please click for more details.

Tech for Good

The TechDonation Programme offers donated technology products, from Microsoft, Autodesk, Box, Tableau and Adobe to eligible organisations via the online shop. Click for more details.

Google Ad Grants for Non-Profit

With a TechDonation validation token (can get one from being a member of TechDonation), your non-profit can get a $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month from Google Ads, an online advertising solution from Google. You could recruit more volunteers. Attract more donations. And share your story with audiences all over the globe. Click to sign up.

HKGoodPost

HKGoodPost is a unique blogger and media platform focusing in Hong Kong Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Social Innovation. In addition, HKGoodPost also develops a section HKGoodJob for social good related jobs listing for FREE. If you would like to share your social good stories, insights and jobs opening, please feel free to reach out [email protected]

Time Auction

Time Auction is a charity that advocates volunteerism by encouraging volunteering with inspiring experiences. They have launched a new technology platform to facilitate the skilled volunteers and NGOs matching. You can now sign up to their new platform and post your skill-based volunteer needs. If you're interested in finding more about their platform, feel free to contact [email protected] !

Guide on Volunteer Behavior Hong Kong 2020

HandsOn Hong Kong, is pleased to provide this Sector Guide regarding volunteer behavior, screening of volunteers and NGO liability, developed pro bono by Stephenson Harwood. We are grateful to the Thomson Reuters Foundation for connecting us with this wonderful law firm as part of their TrustLaw initiative.

Video for Change Impact Toolkit

This toolkit will show you how to design and strategize for impact in your progressive social change initiatives. It is designed for documentary or journalist video-makers, established Video for Change organizations, and nonprofit organizations that are using or thinking about using video to engage their communities.

PILnet COVID-19 Practical Guidance & Legal Assistance

PILnet has gathered a series of up-to-date resources with practical guidance on certain operational challenges that NGOs may be facing during this time, including FAQs on Covid-related liabilities and employment law. These resources are not intended to provide, nor should it be relied on as, any legal advice. Please contact PILnet directly should you require specific (free) legal assistance.

Open Letter to Funders​

The Open Letter to Funders drafted by the NGO Taskforce is here for you to refer to and use in your discussions with your funders. We hope to encourage conversations on trust, multi-year unrestricted funding under flexible conditions and a more complete partnership between nonprofit organisations and their funders.​

Open Dialogue with NGO Taskforce and Nonprofit Leaders

Summary of Dialogue with NGO Leaders, Aug 19, 2020

This Summary reflects the discussion with NGO Leaders on the challenges they have experienced over the past year, and opportunities we see going forward. Also included in the Summary are the results of a survey which reflect the increased demand for NGO services and access to funding.