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To ride out the current difficult times with grassroots community, Kerry Group and Fu Tak Iam Foundation will donate HKD5 million and HKD3 million to the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) to launch Anti-Pandemic Charity Fund for the Unemployed to support families in Hong Kong who have recently become unemployed or underemployed as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each eligible household will receive a one-off subsidy ranging from HKD 8,000 to HKD 12,000. The subsidy payment will be made in about 3 days after the application approved via electronic transfer system to ensure that households can receive funds to address their pressing needs.



Families who have become unemployed or seriously underemployed

Subsidy amount:

HKD 8,000 for each eligible two-to-four-person household

HKD 12,000 for each five-person-or-more household

Estimated number of beneficiaries:

1,000 families (All regions are full)


 Applicants who meet the below criteria are eligible: 

  • Hong Kong resident
  • Non-CSSA household recipient
  • The family have only one income earner
  • Preference will be given to families who has dependent child(ren) aged 22 or below OR of any age if disabled
  • Monthly household income before the epidemic (Dec of 2019) was lower than 75% of HK’s median monthly domestic household income
  • Being unemployed or underemployed, some quota will be allocated to applicants whose household income was less than HKD 6,000 for each two-to-four-person household, or less than HKD 10,000 for each five-person-or-more household in March or April 2020; while the remaining quota will be given to applicants whose household income was lower than 50% of the monthly household income upper limits of Working Family Allowances (Full-rate)
  • Didn’t receive any financial assistance from other funding schemes in the past three months



Monthly household income limit before the epidemic – 75% of HK’s median monthly domestic household income 

Household Size

Monthly household income limit before the epidemic (HK$)

(discretion to consider)













Application Period:

  • Telephone appointment will only be accepted commencing 11:00a.m., 11 May 2020 (Monday). First-come-first-served until the quota is FULL.


Application Process:

  • Interested parties should make appointment bookings in advance by phone with a supporting organisation nearby.
  • Supporting organisations will make reservation with eligible applicants by telephone appointment only. To reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community, queuing at the supporting organization for application forms is NOT recommended.
  • “Cross-district” applications will not be considered by the supporting organisation.


Once the appointment booking is confirmed, you need to:

  • Provide identity documents of you, your household member(s) ,and your dependent child(ren) aged 22 or below. Applicants aged under 11 must provide the proof of identity such as valid travel document / passport / recent school documents (e.g. student hand book or school record card) with a certified photograph, and
  • Proof of address issued within the last 3 months (Bill such as electricity bill, water bill, tax payment, or document issued by the Hong Kong government, public organisations, telecommunications suppliers or Hong Kong banks) , and
  • Provide income proofs of you and your household member(s) (Income proof for December 2019, and March or April 2020), and
  • Show your passbook or bank statement


Means of Contact of Supporting Organisations:


Supporting Organisations

Phone Number

Office Hours

Eastern, Wanchai, Central & Western and Islands  (QUOTA FULL)

Hong Kong Family Welfare Society – Hong Kong Western Service Centre

2549 5106

9827 0907

9827 1026

(Please do not leave voice mail)

Mon – Fri: 9:00a.m – 1:00p.m.

& 2:00p.m. – 5:30p.m.

Southern District  (QUOTA FULL)

Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service – Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service Community Centre

9103 7604

9109 8359

Mon – Sat: 9:00a.m – 1:00p.m.

& 2:00p.m. – 9:30p.m.

Kowloon City (QUOTA FULL)

Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service – Martha Boss Lutheran Community Centre

5238 8409

Mon – Sat: 9:00a.m – 6:00p.m.

Kwun Tong (QUOTA FULL)

Christian Family Service Centre – Locality Development Team

5238 7707

Mon – Fri: 9:30a.m – 5:30p.m.

Sham Shui Po (QUOTA FULL)

St. James’ Settlement – St. James’ Settlement Kowloon Kindness Centre

2778 2811

Mon – Sat: 9:00a.m – 1:00p.m.

& 2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Hong Kong Christian Service – Shamshuipo Central Happy Teens Club

5605 6084

5601 7846

Mon – Sat: 10:00a.m – 1:00p.m.

& 2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Wong Tai Sin (QUOTA FULL)

Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited – H.K.S.K.H. Wong Tai Sin District Elderly Community Centre

2351 8282

Mon – Fri: 9:00a.m – 6:00p.m.

Yau Tsim Mong (QUOTA FULL)

Hong Kong Red Cross

3628 1183

11 May: 11:00a.m. – 10:00p.m.

Mon – Fri: 11:00a.m – 6:00p.m.

Kwai Tsing & Tsuen Wan (QUOTA FULL)

Caritas Hong Kong – Caritas Community Centre – Tsuen Wan

3707 2012

Mon – Sat: 10:00a.m – 6:00p.m.

Sun: 9:00a.m – 1:00p.m.

Sai Kung & Tseung Kwan O (QUOTA FULL)

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups – Jockey Club Tseung Kwan O Youth S.P.O.T.

5249 6535

Mon: 11:00a.m – 6:00p.m.

Tue – Sat: 2:00p.m – 9:30p.m.


Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association – Shatin Integrated Social service Centre

2698 3008

Mon – Fri: 10:00a.m – 6:00p.m.

Sat: 10:00a.m – 1:00p.m.

Tai Po & North District (QUOTA FULL)

The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong – Jockey Club Fanling Children and Youth Integrated Services Centre

6141 9184

11 May: 11:00a.m – 6:00p.m.

12-13 May: 9:30a.m – 5:30p.m.

14-16 May: 2:00p.m – 9:00p.m.


The Church of United Brethren in Christ, Hong Kong Limited – Social Service Division – Tuen Mun Integrated Children & Youth Service Centre

2463 2381

Mon – Fri: 10:15a.m – 12:45p.m.

& 2:15p.m – 5:45p.m.

Yuen Long (QUOTA FULL)

Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong – Tin Shui Wai Integrated Youth Service Centre

2446 2023

11 May: 11:00a.m – 5:00p.m.

12 May: 10:00a.m – 6:00p.m.

13 May: 10:00a.m – 6:00p.m.


Enquiry hotline: 2864 2945


Last update: 20/5/2020

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