Agency Candidates

A vibrant and diversified social service sector is a crucial cornerstone for the success of Hong Kong. Our social service organizations are at the forefront where help is needed, whether it is a call for relief or suffering, or for the development of one’s potentials. Their services are often unique, highly specialized, and sometimes unnoticed, for they may be serving the very small minorities. The changes that they bring to the underprivileged keep these NGOs forging ahead. Let’s see what they do. Here we go ...

Music Children Foundation Limited

In Hong Kong, one out of four children is living below the poverty line. Music Children Foundation provides free courses to children from grassroots. After learning music, their conducts and temperaments improve significantly and become happier and more confident. Although music can’t bring wealth to them, it changes their ways of seeing things. Encourages them to be more proactive and brings about positive changes to society.

Community CareAge Foundation Limited

The objective of CCF is to offer preventive primary healthcare service for the elderly. Founded a decade ago, we are now serving over 3,000 elderly. We adopt a medical-social collaboration model. Making use of the space in the NGO’s premises, for our nurses to offer holistic healthcare service to the elderly. Our services are very cost-effective. The actual cost for a patient’s hospitalization for 1 day is almost enough for us to cover the cost of 3 elders annually. Our goal is to see that the elderly may age in place healthily in the community.

CareER Association Limited

In 2000, RainLily was founded - the first organization for support and help to victims of sexual abuse. On average, we receive a call for help from rape victims every two days. Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women is to provide immediate support. Being an accompanying fellow traveller along the way of recovery. After 20 years’ hard work, more people are willing to speak out and call for help while sexual violence has become more frequent in Hong Kong. We strive to end all sexual violence through education for a zero-sexual-violence society.

Children Chiropractic Foundation Limited

Can you imagine that in 2019, we provided posture checks for over 5,000 students, 70% of them were suffering from spinal pain and allergy due to poor postures. Some of them even had difficulties in going to school. We have started our unique Straighten Up Campus Campaign and volunteer clinic to help improve the overall health of children. They don’t have to wait until 10 years old to get their spinal checks, for we meet the service needs not currently fulfilled by the Department of Health.

Direction Association for the Handicapped

Limb disability doesn’t prevent us from enjoying of a meaningful life. Being the only self-help group for limb disability in Hong Kong, Direction Association for the Handicapped provides services such as counselling and wheelchair repairs and have helped over a thousand families to solve their problems in daily life. We stand with the limb-handicapped to promote the spirit of self-help and helping other. To share our experience as fellow travellers for their returning to independent life in the community and rediscovering of their ways ahead.

Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women

In 2000, RainLily was founded - the first organization for support and help to victims of sexual abuse. On average, we receive a call for help from rape victims every two days. Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women is to provide immediate support. Being an accompanying fellow traveller along the way of recovery. After 20 years’ hard work, more people are willing to speak out and call for help while sexual violence has become more frequent in Hong Kong. We strive to end all sexual violence through education for a zero-sexual-violence society.

Foodlink Foundation Limited

Hong Kong is a gourmet heaven, but over a million people have no more than $30 for food per day. Nutrient adequacy is out of reach for those people. Foodlink works with over 120 organizations and collects 13 tons of leftover weekly. Providing more than 30.000 meals to people in need. Supported by our strong partnership network with just $2.5, a nutritious meal can be provided. Our vision: Reducing food waste. “Replace Hunger with a Smile”.

Playright Children's Play Association

The mission of Playright is to raise public awareness of play in our society. Our effort has paid off for the increasing concerns witnessed in recent years. From playgrounds, parks, hospitals, kindergartens and parental education, we have seen changes in the government and the academia. They have started to work with us to promote free play, so that children can play wherever they grow.

Crossroads Foundation Limited

Crossroads is connecting people in the world of need. Our 20 full time volunteers and more than 6,000 community volunteers in Hong Kong are delivering humanitarian aid both locally and internationally. Our inspiring people to understand and act on global issue through our stimulation programme. And we are creating income to struggling communities through our fair-trade shop and café. Crossroads is seeking to make change and inspire others to become change makers.

Hong Kong Association of Gerontology

Hong Kong Association of Gerontology promotes quality aging care services. We provide better choices to families through Residential Aged Care Accreditation Scheme (RACAS). We organize training courses for workers in different positions in the field for building a high-quality caring team. We also run innovative projects such as palliative care service and schemes for enabling property managers for the role of elderly-caregivers.

This Award not only reflects the Council’s concerns on the growth of small NGOs, it is also an opportunity for stakeholders to learn more about of their services and contributions. We are pleased that nearly 60 agencies took part in the competition. The “top 10 videos” that have been uploaded online would share with you the visions and missions of some of our most brilliant NGOs.

Thank all adjudicators who are our friends from different sectors. Their concerns about the development of small organizations would definitely be a solid foundation for their fruitful collaborations with our NGOs in future.

In the face of emerging challenges, the Council would continuously spare no effort, such as what we do in Project Star, for unleashing the potential of NGOs and to promote closer partnership. With concerted effort, we are looking forward to more innovative services that our society needs.