HKEX Impact Funding Scheme

HKEX Foundation has set up the HKEX Impact Funding Scheme (the Scheme) to support recognised Social Enterprises (SEs). The Scheme, in partnership with The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), aims to support SEs which have a clear social mission, revenue model, and a proven track record, to develop impactful and sustainable projects based on four focus areas: Financial Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Poverty Relief and Environmental Sustainability, serving a wide spectrum of people in need in our community and addressing various social and environmental challenges. Application Details Date of Application The Scheme will accept online application from 3 July to 1 August 2024 at 5 p.m.  Eligibility Social Enterprises (SEs) that are: Listed on the Social Enterprise Directory (SED) managed by the HKCSS; or Accredited under the Social Enterprise Endorsement (SEE) Mark administered by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises (HKGCSE); or Previously or currently supported by the government’s SE funding schemes, such as The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund);   Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme (ESR); and Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities through Small Enterprise Project (3E) Funding Amount The funding amount for each proposed project should range from HKD800,000 to HKD2,000,000. Duration of Each Project ...

“HKICT Awards – Smart People Award” Enroll Now

「2024 香港資訊及通訊科技獎:智慧市民獎」查詢: 電話:2922 9229 電郵:[email protected] 網址:https://ictawards.hkcss.org.hk/ ...

Middle Management Development Programme (MMDP) – Certificate for Newly Promoted Supervisors and Managers in NGOs 2024 (3 rd Cohort)

HKCSS Institute will launch the 3rd cohort of “Certificate for Newly Promoted Supervisors and Managers in NGOs 2024”, to be conducted from September to December 2024. It aims to equip newly promoted supervisors and managers with the needed skills and mindset on personal efficacy and people management. You are cordially invited to recommend your newly promoted middle managers to join us!  In this ever-changing era, newly promoted supervisors and managers are confronted with different challenges that arise with their role transition. They have to seamlessly evolve from individual contributors to influential people managers. The new leadership responsibilities and relationships require these managers to boost their leadership effectiveness and broaden their horizon so as to lead their teams to work towards common goal and navigate through changes in this fast-changing environment. This comprehensive 4-month learning journey, progressing from Leading Self, Leading Team to Unlocking the Power of Influence, is specially designed for newly promoted supervisors and managers (preferably within 3 years) to broaden their skills and mindset as an effective and enabling leader during role transition. Going beyond conventional in-class learning, this programme will bring together participants from diverse background and build a mutual learning and support network across services and ...

Learning Platform on NGO Governance and Management | The Risks of NGO Staff Misconduct: When might an NGO or its directors be held legally responsible? (1 Aug 2024)

  The legal doctrine of vicarious liability means that employers may be held liable for the misconduct of employees in the course of their employment. In recent years, NGOs have become increasingly concerned about risks related to staff misconduct, and how it may lead to legal liability for the NGO and/or its directors. The Council has collaborated with PILnet and DLA Piper to explain, using a series of case studies: (1) the potential liability of NGOs and their directors for staff misconduct; and (2) what best practices NGOs can adopt to limit such liability.   Details of the event are as follows:    Date: 1 August 2024 (Thursday)    Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm    Speakers: DLA Piper - Mr. Leo Cheng, Partner - Mr. Rodney Ko, Of Counsel - Mr. Desmond Cheung, Of Counsel    Language: Cantonese (with presentation materials in English)    The webinar will be conducted online via Zoom.    Target participants: Board / Committee Members, Agency Heads, and Senior Management of HKCSS Agency Members   Interested parties, please register online by 24 July 2024. Successful registrants will be notified by email on or before 25 July 2024.    For enquiries, please contact the Project team at ...

Formulate and Implement Anti-sexual Harassment Guideline Workshop – Creating Protected Working Environment (30 Aug 2024)

Introduction The Anti-Sexual Harassment Unit of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) organized a seminar in January 2024 to enhance participants' understanding of the Sex Discrimination Ordinance. To provide further support to NGOs, EOC and HKCSS are collaborating to host an advance workshop for NGO practitioners. This workshop aims to assist in the development and implementation of better anti-sexual harassment policies, supporting NGOs in creating a safe environment for their staff, volunteers and service recipients. Content Participants need to fulfill the following 3 requirements: 1.    NGO practitioners 2.    a) Participated in the webinar on 30 Jan 2024 hosted by HKCSS Institute and EOC on Anti-Sexual Harassment OR        b) Participated in workshop related to Anti-Sexual Harassment (Need provide date of the workshop and name of organizer) 3.    Submission of the organization/centre's anti-sexual harassment guideline or policy is required Participants shall complete the followings by the due date: 5 July 2024 (Fri) 1.    Fill in the application form 2.    Submit Anti-Sexual Harassment guidelines via email to [email protected] The workshop is on a first come first serve basis (finishes the above two actions). Enquiries: 2876 2423 or [email protected] ...
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