We allocate funds raised to quality programmes that make a measurable difference for people in need.
The Community Chest allocation process starts by forming our Admissions, Budgets and Allocations Committee (ABAC). Served by volunteers from different sectors, this Committee ensures that funds are distributed fairly, objectively and with consideration for their best use. An Outcome Measurement Model will be adopted during the allocation process.
To be able to receive funding from the Chest, an organisation must be admitted as our Member Agency first.
The organisation must be registered in Hong Kong
The organisation is recognised as an approved charitable institution under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112) for at least 3 years
The organisation has provided direct non-profit making social services for the Hong Kong community for at least 3 years
All admission applications will be vetted by our ABAC through rigorous vetting procedures, which include fact-finding visits to the offices or service centres of the applicants.
*Interested organisations can contact the Chest Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Based on the previous year's fund-raising result, an allocation budget for the coming year will be set around June each year. Member agencies will be invited to submit their project proposals with funding requirements and expected output and outcome.
Member agencies are required to submit their progress reports bi-annual reports, annual reports, annual audited accounts and management letters to the Chest. Funding will be withheld if member agencies cannot submit the required documents or cannot provide satisfactory answers to queries concerning the documents submitted.
As part of its monitoring exercise, the Chest Office will arrange visits to member agencies and review their services on a regular basis.