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Call for Applications for Link Together Initiatives 2018/19 and Invitation to Briefing Session

Philanthropy – Seminar      2018/03/28
Link Together Initiatives 2018/19 project series will commence in October 2018. It will be opened for application from eligible charitable organisations starting from April 2018.

Aligning to our commitment to ‘Link People to a Brighter Future’, The Link Together Initiatives was established in January 2013 by Link REIT, supporting eligible charitable organisations to implement relevant service focused on Resources ManagementYouth Empowerment and Active Ageing that benefit the communities near Link’s properties to advance sustainable development of these communities.

Since inception, The Initiatives has earmarked HK$47 million to support more than 125 community projects, together with the projects in 2017/18 cycle, the number of beneficiaries is expected to reach 2.5 million. In addition to financial support, Link utilises its shopping centre network to offer free venues to non-profit organisations to promote their projects and services. Staff members of Link also take part as volunteers for selected projects.

Link has appointed The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), as project consultant and partner to The Initiatives. HKCSS provides support in defining the scope of the funding scheme, screening applications and conducting due diligence on applicant organisations.

Briefing Session
A briefing session to introduce the application details and selection criteria of the Major Project Fund of Link Together Initiatives 2018/19 programme will be jointly held by Link and HKCSS at 3pm on 28 March 2018 (Wednesday) at Room 101, 1/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Interested and eligible organisations should fill in and return the Reply Slip (Please click) via the online enrolment system on or before 26 March 2018 (Monday). Confirmation emails will be sent after the enrolment deadline to participants who have successfully registered.

Link Together Initiatives 2018/19 Briefing Session
Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 2:45pm)
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Target Participants: Charitable organisations with tax-exempt status under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance
Fee: Free of charge, on a first-come-first-served basis (A maximum of 2 participants from each organisation)
Language: Cantonese

Enrolment Deadline: Monday, 26 March 2018

For more details of The Initiatives, please visit The Link Together Initiatives Website

Link Management Limited commissioned HKCSS to be the consultant of The Initiatives and send out this call for proposal.