HKCSS

Policy Research and Advocacy (PRA) is one of the core businesses of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (the Council). With a mission to advocate for justice and rational public and social policies, we carry out various kinds of policy researches and advocacy works, including collecting data on social development, so as to understand and predict the trend of social development. In addition, we conduct scientific researches on policies to create impact on welfare and social development. We also maintain regular dialogue with policymakers and monitor the implementation of policies proposed by the Council.

Experiences of HKCSS in conducting SIA from 2010 to now


 

Period Name Description Beneficiaries Project duration Report

Jul 2010 – Aug 2011 &

Jul 2011– Aug 2013

LKSF’s Love Ideas Love HK

(2 rounds)
The “Love Ideas Love HK” campaign was launched by the Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF) since 2010. It aimed at promoting social progress in Hong Kong via engaging citizens in a united effort to come up with innovative and creative ideas to make this community a better place to live, learn and grow. Grants were made by the LKSF to individual programme organizers selected by the general public through a voting mechanism to carry out their innovative project ideas in a year’s time. Between 2010 and 2013, the campaign had organized three rounds of application and made grants to 764 projects. Two social impact assessments were conducted to assess the social impact of the campaign.   1 year each  
Jan – Jun 2012 CLP – Hot-meal Service The CLP – Hotmeal service aimed at providing assistance to low income families and unemployed persons who were not on CSSA through extra-valued hotmeals. Apart from easing the beneficiaries’ immediate financial burden, information and network on employment were also provided to facilitate the beneficiaries to re-join the labour market. Low income families and unemployed persons without receiving CSSA 6 months  
Jul – Aug  2012 New World Swimming Academy A programme co-organized by the New World Development Company Limited and the Hong Kong Armature Swimming Association to sponsor 100 primary students from the under privileged families to attend swimming lessons for free.  It aims at nurturing kids with potentials in swimming who are yet deprived of resources and chances to be trained.  Outstanding students in the programme will be selected and trained to become professional swimmers. Primary school students from low income family 2 months Download
Oct 2012 – Sept 2013 & Oct 2013 – Sep 2014 Rotary’s MORE – Youth in Transition It was a programme initiated by the Rotary International (District 3450) to support youths in transition to achieve upward mobility. In order to facilitate upward mobility of youths in transition (with a preference to youth from the underprivileged families), a number of local NGOs were invited to partner with local Rotary Clubs to provide career development –related activities such as company visits, placement, career orientation assessment, mentorship to boost the youths’ motivation, option, rapport and esteem (MORE). Youths in transition (aged between 16 and 24) 1 year each  
Jan 2013 – Aug 2014 Baptist Oi Kwan’s Kiddy Heart Canteen Project The programme was organized by the Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service with the sponsorship from Maxim’s to provide primary school children and their families with extra-valued and nutrient-rich hot-meals. In addition to the hot-meals, parental education workshops, activities to boost parent-child relations as well as kids’ social exposure had also been organized. The programme aimed at easing the risk of cross-generation poverty from the underprivileged family by alleviating the kids’ family financial burden, improving the parenthoods and offering social exposure opportunities to them. Primary students and their families 1.5 years Download


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Apr-Aug 2013 &
Apr-Aug 2014 &
Apr-Oct 2015 &
Apr-Oct 2016 &
Apr-Oct 2017

HK and Shanghai Hotel Limited’s Honing Skills in Hospitality The programme is organized by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotel (HSH) Limited to provide an opportunity for the secondary school students of ethnic minorities with passion in hospitality to understand the industry, improve their academic performance in the subject and prepare them for developing their future career in hospitality through a two months internship and pre-internship inductions in a real world setting. Ethnic minorities as senior secondary students 5 months each  
Sep 2013 – Aug 2014 Lo Ying Shek Chi Wai Foundation’s Pre-school Children Hot-meal Service Financed by the Lo Ying Shek Chi Wai Foundation and executed by three local NGOs, the programme aimed to ensure good health and development for preschool children from low income families. To ensure the availability of food with good nutrition value to children from low income families, the programme provides hot-meals in the nurseries and parental education on food selection and preparation. Parental education on parenting skills was also arranged for the involved parents to enhance their capacity in responding the developmental needs of the children. Pre-school children from low-income families 1 year Download
Jul 2014 - Aug 2015 & Aug 2015 - Oct 2016 HKSAR Commission on Poverty’s Future Stars -Upward Mobility Booster In 2014, the Commission on Poverty had launched a three-year programme entitled “Future Stars”. “Upward Mobility Booster” was one of the three sub-programmes. UMB attempted to help youth from less privileged families to learn more about themselves and plan for their future through activities, such as practical and soft skills training for the workplace and internship experience, broadening their horizons and increasing their employability. Youths aged between 15 and 29 (Secondary 4 students or above, or those in the early stage of their career) 6-12 months  
Jan - Oct 2015 JP Morgan’s Project +AD Funded by JP Morgan, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service started an initiative of supporting workforce readiness of Associate Degree students and facilitating their transition from school to work. The initiative named “Project+AD” was to create pathways to opportunity of youth studying associate degree programmes by equipping them with knowledge, skills and experiences of working with students with special education needs in mainstream education. Associate degree students 6 months  
Mar - Sept 2015 Rotary’s SMS Project (Centre provides consultancy service to The Salvation Army) It was a programme initiated by the Rotary International (District 3450) to support youths in transition to achieve upward mobility. In order to facilitate upward mobility of youths in transition, the Salvation Army was invited to partner with local Rotary Clubs to provide career development –related activities such as 5 days pre-working training, 3 months placement, mentorship to boost the youths’ motivation, option, rapport and esteem (MORE). Youths in transition (aged between 15 to 29) 6 months  
Mar 2012-Dec 2015 New World Group’s Springboard Programme New World Group Charity Foundation had started funding a programme named “New World Springboard” since 2012. It was a sustained community programme designed to invest in vulnerable children and youths by giving them a hand, so that their potential and capacity could be unleashed through sports and other societal exposures. It was originally a swimming programme named “New World Swimming Academy” in 2012 and was subsequently expanded to cover basketball training and other elements, such as mentorship. Children and youths aged 7-12, coming from low-income families  3 years  
May 2015 - Feb 2017 Yin Shin Leung Foundation’s Project on Cross-border and Ethnic Minority Families In April 2015, Yin Shin Leung Charitable Foundation had offered a donation to local social service organizations, for providing comprehensive services for cross-border single parent families and ethnic minority families. Cross-border and ethnic minority families 2 years  
Feb 2016 - Jan 2018 Swire Trust’s Project Vision WebOrganic started a one-year project named “Project Vision” in 2016 with the funding of Swire Trust. It was a career planning project which aimed at equipping ethnic minority participants who have been promoted to Form 3 in school year 2016/17 with IT knowledge and qualifications for further career development, boosting their self-confidence and self-understanding and raising their aspiration of planning for their future study and career. Ethnic minority participants 2 years  
Feb 2016 - present Jockey Club’s Project on Promoting Child-focused Co-parenting in Community HKCSS launched a 3-year project called “Promoting Child-focused Co-parenting in Community” with the funding of Jockey Club. This project would emphasize the paramount importance of child interests by promoting joint parental responsibility among divorced families through public education and service development. Divorced parents 3 years  
Jun 2016 - present Christian Family Service Centre’s Social Service Team in New Public Rental Housing Estates (Anderson Road Project) The Christian Family Service Centre started a project named Jockey Club New Estate Support Programme. With the support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, they provided a series of supporting services to the tenants of the new public housing estates in Anderson Road at different stages. The tenants of new PRH in Anderson Road 3 years  
Jun 2016 - present NWS Holdings Limited’s 創建生涯路 NWS Holdings Limited had started a programme named as 創建生涯路. It was a career planning project which allowed senior high-school students to explore different career choices and bridge with the labor market after their graduation. High-school students at Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan District 3 years  
Jan 2015 - Oct 2017 Baptist Oi Kwan’s Kiddy Heart Canteen Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service started the project “Kiddy Heart Canteen” in 2013 for a pilot run and further developed and continued in 2015. The project aimed to provide low-priced nutritious meals to children and so as to improve parent-child relations by joint workshops. In 2015 when it was re-run, the objectives and activities of that of 2013 were kept, while much focus was put on establishing the canteen as a platform of social support among the families to strengthen families’ cohesion and resilience. Primary students and their families 2 years  
Feb 2017 - present St. James’ Settlement’s Family in Crisis Pilot Support Project St James’ Settlement and Hong Kong Family Welfare Society launched the Family in Crisis Pilot Support Project in 2017, with funding from the Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation. The project provided timely financial assistance and counseling services to the users to help them to overcome adversity and rebuild their lives. Particularly grass-roots families with young children 1 year  
Apr 2017 - present Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ Youth Dreamer Project Tung Wah Group of Hospitals initiated a youth career development program funded by Citi Foundation. To equipping the youths with human and social capital, the project aimed to facilitate the youths to save up financial assets to back-up their journey to their dream with mentorship which might prepare the young people for more future career opportunities. The under-privileged youth 2 years  
Apr 2017 - present Yan Oi Tong’s Promotion of Youth Development in Tuen Mun Yan Oi Tong started a youth development program funded by the Tun Mun District Council. The program provided a series of training and support to the youth so as to help them launching their innovative social service projects in the community afterwards. The public, young students, disabilities and non-disabilities 3 years  
Nov 2017 - present Fu Hong Society’s Best Buddies Hong Kong Movement The Best Buddies Movement had been an international friendship movement in response to the lack of opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities to socialise with their peers without intellectual disabilities. Under Best Buddies Hong Kong, people without intellectual disabilities such as university/college students and members of the community were matched with people with intellectual disabilities as buddies, who would then participate in activities as friends such as going for tea, karaoke, etc. The project aimed to foster social inclusion through promoting friendship between people with and without intellectual disabilities in the community. People with and without intellectual disabilities 1 year  
Nov 2017 - present New World Group’s Springboard Programme (2 rounds) New World Group Charity Foundation started funding a programme named “New World Springboard” since 2012. It was a sustained community programme for a duration of seven years that was designed to invest in vulnerable children and youths by giving them a hand so that their potentials and capacity could be unleashed through sports and other societal exposures. It was originally a swimming programme named “New World Swimming Academy” in 2012 and was subsequently expanded to cover basketball training, golf training and other elements. The under-privileged children and youth 3 years  
Dec 2017 - present Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing’s Best Practice Training in Dementia Care in Hong Kong The Best Practice Training in Dementia Care program aimed to train local staffs according to the course designed by the Dementia Services Development Centre of the University of Stirling, in order to promote a "Best Practice in Dementia Care" culture in Hong Kong, and in long term to develop a cultural-specific curriculum for formal dementia care training in Hong Kong. Related therapeutic professionals 6 months  
Apr 2018 - present Keswick Foundation Limited’s DreamStarter DreamStarter was a new community initiative funded by Keswick Foundation Limited that made dream projects initiated by primary school students come true, through raising awareness, mentoring, crowd-funding and crowd-sourcing support. All projects aimed to bring real changes to the community through innovative solutions from various perspectives including social, environmental, technology and more. Schools participating DreamStarter Program were taking a pioneering step in Hong Kong education to adjust class timetable, in order to allow students focus on their DreamStarter projects after lunch hours. Primary school students 2 years