Ensuring good governance means safeguarding against risks, better monitoring and assurance of performance in delivering the missions effectively and efficiently. Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service has partnered with GAME for Good Limited and the Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong (the Centre of HKU) again to launch the “Jockey Club NGO Governance Health Programme” to help NGOs better understand and uphold good governance. The Programme will provide a self-assessment tool for local NGOs to measure their board governance health and examine the strengths and areas for improvement in governance practices. The assessment will generate comprehensive landscape data for reference of the sector. In addition, the Programme will also arrange debriefings, workshops and individual consultations for the participating agencies. Besides, tools and tips on governance practices will be developed for reference of NGO boards.
Targets: NGOs (tax exempted charities under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, and has actual operation locally in Hong Kong). Both “subvented” and “non-subvented” agencies are welcomed to participate.
Quota: 50 organisations (priority for HKCSS agency members). First come, first served. Free of charge.
Results & Follow Up: A Confidential Individual Governance Health Assessment Report will be given to each participating NGOs highlighting the governance strengths and challenges as reflected in the self-assessment and compared to the sector’s practices. Representatives of agencies can attend group debriefing sessions and workshops to facilitate better understanding of their governance health reflected in the individual report as well as seminars on comprehensive analysis of the aggregate data. The overall assessment results will be published as a board governance health landscape report and will be uploaded to the HKCSS website.
Data Collection & Handling: The organisers have commissioned Social Policy Research Limited (SPR) to carry out the Assessment with the online platform provided by the Centre of HKU. Names and contact information of the participating agencies will be restricted to the designated researchers of the Centre of HKU and SPR for clarification of information only. Data collected will be treated in strict confidence. Unless with permission, no third-parties will have access to any information provided by the agencies. All questionnaire collected will be destroyed within six months upon the completion of the project.
Application: If your organisation is interested to participate in the Programme, please complete the online registration form on or before 22 November 2021 (Monday). The researchers of SPR will contact your organisation for further details on completing the online self-assessment.
For enquiries, please contact HKCSS at 2922 9242 or [email protected].