In partnership with Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation and Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation, Asian Charity Services is inviting you to join InterGeneration No Boundaries, a campaign that aims to engage NGOs, funders, intergenerational enthusiasts and leading academia to explore opportunities for connecting all ages to support wide range of societal needs. The two family foundations will co-fund 2 intergenerational projects with HK$800,000 per project.

Join this campaign to learn how this approach can be applied in your service and win grant for your intergenerational project!


Download the Online Info. Session Presentation here.

Funders' Visions on Intergeneration Development in HK

Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation

Founded by Dr. Cheng Yu-tung and his family members in 2012, Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation (“CTFCF”) is a private family foundation that dedicates to provide opportunities and resources to the underprivileged, to empower individuals and to promote sustainable community development.

We envision to strengthen the integration and interdependence across generations to help advancing social integration and intergenerational solidarity in the community. By promoting the cross-disciplinary integration and reorganisation of social resources which were conventionally age-segregated, we hope to contribute to addressing the challenges brought by rapid ageing population. 

Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation

Lee Kum Kee Family set up the Lee Kum Kee Family’s Foundation in 2008.  The core purpose is to drive philanthropic impact for a brighter future and create ways for the family to express philanthropy together through a single vision, multi-mission model.

Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation believe that enhancing intergenerational relationships brings positive values to people with different age, background and culture and to eventually achieve intergeneration solidarity in our family and community.

Key Dates

Date: September 17, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 14:00-15:00 Cantonese Session; 16:00 -17:00 English Session
Format: Online
Target Audience: NGOs and social enterprises who are interested to apply for this funding opportunity and would like to learn more.
Fee: Free of charge

The InterGeneration No Boundaries Hybrid Symposium gathers not-for-profit and funding organizations for a symposium featuring keynotes, interactive discussions and roundtable forums to learn about intergeneration and opportunities of launching their own intergenerational programs. Please note that the Symposium attendance is required for funding application.

Date: September 29, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 09:30-12:30
Format: Hybrid – in-person and virtual (on Whova)
Venue: 15/F HSBC Main Building, 1 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Language:  English and Cantonese
Target Audience: NGOs, social enterprises and funders
Fee: Free of charge

10 shortlisted teams will be invited to join the Hackathon session, which is designed to strengthen their project proposals as well as their pitch. Each team will go through a series of training exercises to refine the project against the judging criteria with the support of 2 dedicated business volunteers, who are seasoned professionals with business, management, marketing, consulting, legal or fundraising background in this one-day working session. In the NGO-Funder Coaching session, each team will receive advices on the project proposal from private or institutional funders. 

Date: November 6, 2021 (Saturday) 
Time: 09:30-16:30 (Tentative)
Format: Zoom

The 10 shortlisted teams will be invited to present and discuss their projects to Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation and Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation. 

Date: November 26, 2021 (Friday) 
Format: In-person
Venue: New World Tower 1, 16-18 Queen’s Road Central, HK

Funding Opportunities

Funding Levels

  • 2 winning projects – each will receive HK$800,000 for project implementation
  • 8 runner-up projects – each will receive HK$10,000 for participation

Grant Focus Areas

  • Foster bonding across generations to promote physical, mental and social well-being; or
  • Create age-inclusive and cohesive communities; or
  • Extend Golden Agers’ (aged 50+) societal participation with different communities; or
  • Encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration to enhance child and youth development.

Eligibility for Grant Application

  • Charitable organizations with the tax-exempt status or in the process of applying for tax-exemption under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
  • Social enterprises who are registered under SEBC/FSES/HKGCSE can also apply, in collaboration with the above-mentioned charitable organizations.
09:30 - 09:45
Welcome and Opening
09:45 - 10:25
Keynote Speaker Session

(1) Adopting an intergenerational approach in social services: your imagination is the limit!

Dr. Leng Leng Thang
Associate Professor, Department of Japanese Studies cum Co-Director, Next Age Institute, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

(2) Intergenerational Relationship During and Beyond Pandemic: from a Hong Kong perspective

Professor Eliza Lai-yi Wong
Professor, Centre for Health Systems and Policy Research, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
10:25 - 10:55
NGO Practitioner Speaker Session

(1) Adapting to intergenerational learning and collaboration - WWF’s Active Aging Eco-Guide Programme as a case study

Mr. Yamme Leung
Director of Education, WWF Hong Kong

(2) Creating sustainable “LinkAges” among generations – The application of OQII model to enhance partnership among the community 

Ms. Pun Ka Man Carmen
Manageress, Health Services, Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association
10:55 - 11:05
11:05 - 11:50
NGO Breakout Discussion | Funders' Roundtable
11:50 - 12:00
Sharing and Summary
12:00 - 12:30
NGO-Funder Networking

Frequently Asked Questions

Charitable organizations registered under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, or in the process of the application for charitable status.

The project service must be delivered in Hong Kong and at least one of the target beneficiary group must reside in Hong Kong.

Each organization can only submit one Concept Note.

Large organizations with multiple independent operating centers may submit more than 1 Concept Notes

Yes. We welcome collaboration between NGOs in this project, especially when beneficiaries of different age groups are involved in an intergenerational project.

Please note that both NGOs have to submit BOTH organizations’ required documents including S.88 tax exemption certificate and the most recent set of annual audited accounts for due diligence.  

Yes. We welcome collaboration between NGOs and social enterprises. The social enterprise partner must be registered under either one of these directories/ organizations:

  • Social Enterprise Directory under Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC)
  • Fullness Social Enterprises Society (FSES)
  • Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises (HKGCSE)

Please note that, for due diligence purpose, the social enterprise applicant must provide document(s) to prove it is registered under one of the above-mentioned directories/ organizations.

The proposed project can be newly created or an existing one. We also welcome projects that have already secured partial funding.

The project duration must be at least one year, and the project must start no later than 6 months after grant signing

The two winning projects may each receive a maximum of HK$800,000.

Please note that the approved sum may differ from the requested sum. A detailed funding agreement will be signed upon mutual consent.

This fund covers overhead cost which is directly related to the proposed project, e.g. direct staff cost, etc.

50% of the funding will be disbursed at project commencement. The remaining 50% will be disbursed as per funding agreement.

The exact payment schedule and milestones will be mutually agreed prior to signing of the Funding Agreement.

Successful applicants should submit an interim and a final report. The report should provide project status and achievements (e.g. outputs and outcomes), financial statement and expenses, performance against mutually agreed-upon evaluation mechanism.

The evaluation process will be conducted by Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation and Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation, based on the following evaluation criteria: (1) relevance, (2) impact, (3) feasibility, (4) innovation, and (5) scalability and sustainability. Details of each criteria would be shared in the Online Info Session.

Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation and Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation reserve the right to make the final decision in the event of any dispute.

We encourage you to take social distancing measures into consideration when designing your projects.

All projects must commence within 6 months after signing of grant agreement.

Final grantee will be announced on December 10th, 2021.

InterGeneration Resource List

Starting a Programme

  • Intergenerational Programming Toolkit
    Detailed planning tool that addresses questions that many may not usually think about, especially in the planning stage. Key reading in the planning stages even if you don’t use the framework.
  • The Intergenerational Evaluation Toolkit
    A start-to-finish framework for planning and evaluating your program. Contains a 2-page evaluation tool to fill out that also gives plenty of possible objectives as well as real-life examples and outcomes.
  • Action Steps and Resources for Developing a More Age-Inclusive, Intergenerational Organization
    For larger projects this toolkit gives guidance and framework on the roles of each person within the development from the Board of Directors to those directly engaging with the community. Second half also contains practical tips on improving all aspects of promotion, hiring and fourth turning-based characteristics of each generation that may be involved.

Sustaining Your Programmes

  • Connecting Generations, Strengthening Communities
    Further reading or day 2 advice for those looking to build a larger organisation rather than individual projects. Useful information on everything from building relationships and attracting and motivating volunteers and funding.
  • Intergenerational Programmes Evaluation
    Specifically for evaluation, advice on how to do so using quantitative and qualitative methods right down to interview styles. Great framework on page 44.

Existing Programmes and Examples

Case Studies and Data

Alternative Resources

  • Generations United
    Home page for the Washington-based group with 30+ years of experience leading intergenerational studies and action in the US.
  • Meeting the Multigenerational Moment
    Stanford Social Innovation Review Home page – US-centric studies on the changing demographics addressing all aspects of social impacts and solutions.


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