Background

In the last 50 years, The Community Chest has served over 2 millions needy people and supported over 160 welfare NGOs in Hong Kong. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Chest. To celebrate, we organize the “Social Innovation In Motion” competition by inviting tertiary students to come up with innovative ideas for the Chest.

Organiser, Sole Sponsor and Supporting Organizations

Competition Categories

The competition is divided into two categories:

Social innovation

The participating teams would provide new or enhanced services for the participating Chest’s member agencies (MAs) in the following list.

36 Participating Chest’s Member Agencies

Fund-raising

The particpating teams would propose new fund-raising ideas and devise a fund-raising campaign for The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

Your idea is not just a proposal. The winning proposal of the competition may be selected by the Chest to fund for implementation. Sign up now! Turn your ideas into a proposal. Let’s create a new path for the Chest.

Proposal Outline

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Guidelines, Terms and Conditions

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Eligibility and Procedures

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Online Registration
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Proposal Submission
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Shortlisted Finalist Teams
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Final Presentation and Award Ceremony

Online Registration

  • Participants should be students of full-time post-secondary education programs of a local tertiary education institution.
  • At least one member of the team is a permanent Hong Kong resident.
  • Participants are requested to form teams of 2 to 4 people.
  • Each group can only choose to work on one of the following categories – “Social Innovation” and “Fund-raising”.
  • Registration must be completed on or before 23:59 on 31 December, 2018.
  • Please kindly read the Guidelines, Terms and Conditions before completing your online registration.

Proposal Submission

  • Participants must submit their idea proposal on or before 23:59 on 25 January 2019.
  • All proposals must be sent via email to [email protected]
  • Proposal format can be in word document, PowerPoint, images or a video.
  • File attachment submitted by email cannot be over 20MB. For larger files, please send a link for download.
  • Submitted proposals can be in either English or Chinese (traditional) and the videos can be in either English or Cantonese.

Shortlisted Finalist Teams

  • All shortlisted teams will have to prepare a short video to briefly introduce their ideas and submit to [email protected] on or before 23:59 on 1 March 2019.
  • All shortlisted participants to the final round will have to attend the Coaching Day on 23 February 2019.

Final Presentation and Award Ceremony

  • Each finalist team will be given 10 minutes to present their idea.
  • There will be a Q&A session with respective judging panels and/or audience

Assessment Criteria

Award Criteria

Criteria for shortlisting​

Innovation
Impact
Effectiveness

 

The Final Round

Social Innovation

Fund-raising

Innovation
Impact
Presentation
Sustainability

Judges

Social innovation (5 Judges)

Mr. Chen Yee, Donald, JP

Deputy Head of the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office
Mr. Chan joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in 1994. He has served in public service positions in various Bureaus and Departments including the former Health and Welfare Bureau, former Trade and Industry Bureau, former Finance Bureau and former Commerce and Industry Bureau.

Mr. Chan was the Press Secretary to the Chief Executive and Chief Secretary, and was subsequently sent by the HKSAR Government to complete a master degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of the Harvard University. He was the District Officer (North) and Deputy Secretary for Labour and Welfare after returning from US.

Mr. Chan is currently the Deputy Head of the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office.

Mr Francis Ngai

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Social Ventures Hong Kong

Mr Francis Ngai is the Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk), a venture philanthropy organisation dedicated to inspire, invent, incubate and invest in social innovation since 2007. SVhk has partaken in over 20 social venture projects, including Diamond Cab, Green Monday, Light Be and Playtao Education. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, a part-time lecturer, columnist, public speaker and an advocate of Business 2.0 solutions.

Prior to establishing SVhk, Mr Ngai was the Head of Strategy in a listed technology conglomerate in Hong Kong. He was on The Purpose Economy 100 list in 2014, named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2012, and one of Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2011.

Mr John Tsang, GBM, JP

Former Hong Kong Financial Secretary
Founder, Esperanza
Chairman, Benefit Vantage Limited

Mr John Tsang is currently the Chairman of Benefit Vantage Limited, a Hong Kong firm that offers an advanced mobile identification solution. He is also advising financial institutions and actively engaged in helping charity organizations.

On his return to Hong Kong from the US in 1982, Mr Tsang joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer. Since the handover, he had taken up a number of senior positions including the Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Secretary for Planning and Lands, Secretary for Commerce, Innovation and Technology and Director of the Chief Executive’s Office, before his appointment as Financial Secretary in 2007, a position he held until 2017.

Mr Charles C L Yang, BBS, JP

Fourth Vice President and Admissions, Budgets and Allocations Committee Chairman, The Community Chest of Hong Kong
Partner, S.Y. Yang & Company

Mr Yang is a chartered accountant who has contributed his professional expertise to the good of The Community Chest in his capacity as Chairman of the Admissions, Budgets and Allocations Committee (ABAC) for over 10 years.

Under his chairmanship, the ABAC oversees Chest funding to social service agencies by managing a stringent and transparent allocation system, as well as the vetting of applications by service agencies who wish to join the Chest.

Mr Yang is also member of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Occupational Safety and Health Council, Task Force on Review on Enhancement of The Lump Sum Grant Subvention System, and the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong.

Ir. Andrew Young

Associate Director (Innovation) for Sino Land Company Limited

Ir Andrew Young has over 34 years of experience in senior positions including Director of Partnership Development for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation. As Associate Director (Innovation) of Sino Land Company Ltd., he is responsible for exploring and identifying innovations and technologies for application, and investment opportunities in technology ventures.

He has close ties with renowned institutions in Hong Kong, and overseas ones including Imperial College, University of Oxford, University of Waterloo, Stanford University. He also serves on the committee of leading commerce and industry associations and is active in the startup and venture-capital community.

Fund-raising (5 Judges)

Ms Doris Leung

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Cab

Ms. Doris Leung, formerly a veteran journalist, became aware of the inadequacies of services for the disabled in Hong Kong after her mother suffered from a brain tumour in 2007. In 2010, Ms Leung founded Diamond Cab to provide point-to-point transportation for wheelchair users to improve their mobility.

Ms Leung launched the "John Tsang crossover Diamond Cab" project in May 2017 that attracted over 300,000 reach on Diamond Cab Facebook and successfully enhanced the awareness for barrier-free transportation services.

Mr Frankie Luk

Creative Strategist at Facebook, Greater China Region

Mr. Frankie Luk is an expert in making meaningful connection between people and business, through creativity. Before joining Facebook, Mr Luk was Executive Creative Director at BBDO, where he led the Hong Kong office to become the most awarded creative agency two years in a row.

Mr Paulo Pong, JP

Co-Chairman of Campaign Committee, The Community Chest of Hong Kong
Founder & Managing Director, Altaya Group International Limited

Mr Pong’s success in business stems from his passion for food and wine. He is founder of the premier wine group Altaya Group International Limited in 2001 when he was in his 20s, and is also co-founder of trend-setting restaurants including Classified and Duddell’s.

Mr Pong joined The Community Chest in 2008 and is the mastermind of the hugely successful yearly fund-raiser ‘Wine for Millions’ which had its 10th consecutive event in 2017. As member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, he is also responsible for the annual Wine and Dine Festival, a most popular event for locals and tourists.

Mr Vincent Tsui

Founder & CEO, Toast Communications Limited
Before he founded his own marketing consultancy firm, Mr. Tsui was the Chief Marketing Officer of Next Media, having held senior positions in multinational corporations: Unilever, British American Tobacco and Mentholatum.

Mr. Tsui was active in sharing his knowledge in marketing & advertising with the public and industry professionals through his eight best-selling publications; as columnist on a number of media platforms; as part-time lecturer at universities; and through conducting corporate training programmes.

Mr. Tsui was awarded “Digital Marketing Hero 2017” by Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing.

Mr Ivan Yau

Public Relations Committee Member, The Community Chest of Hong Kong
Deputy General Manager (Corporate Communications), Sino Group

Mr. Ivan Yau has 30 years of experience in public affairs, community engagement, media and education sectors. At Sino Group, as the head of corporate communications, his portofolio includes leading corporate social responsibilities initiatives.

Mr Yau is also active in public services. He is the Chairman of Tsim Sha Tsui East Property Developers Association, a member of Public Relations Committee of The Community Chest and Sub-Committee member on Promotion of Corporate Volunteering of the Social Welfare Department.

Awards & Prizes

1st

Champion team

HK$50,000

Internships organized by The Community Chest of Hong Kong in the participating member agencies

2nd

First runner-up team

HK$30,000

Internships organized by The Community Chest of Hong Kong in the participating member agencies

3rd

Second runner-up team

HK$10,000

Internships organized by The Community Chest of Hong Kong in the participating member agencies

* All finalists will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Merit’ by The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

Background of the Organiser and Sole Sponsor



The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded, nor operated by the Government.

Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events to benefit over 160 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development.

The Chest’s administrative expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments. This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors.



Sino Group is one of the leading property developers in Hong Kong. The Group’s core business is developing properties for sale and investment, complemented by an array of property services.

As a committed corporate citizen, Sino Group actively participates in community services, green activities, heritage conservation, as well as art and cultural events to build a better community. In addition to providing manpower and making contributions, the Group supports meaningful causes by offering venue sponsorships and leveraging on their marketing experience.

2018 is the 50th Anniversary of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. Sino Group renders greatest support to Social Innovation in Motion, an idea competition for the tertiary students to contribute creative thoughtfulness in action to the community.

Enquiries

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36 Participating Chest’s Member Agencies

Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service
Our Agency has 18 service units and an array of special projects, with service scope covering elderly, children and youth, family, community, providing quality services for residents in the Southern District.
Agency for Volunteer Service
Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS) founded in 1970, is a non- profit organization with charity status mainly financed by funds from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The Community Chest of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, public and private donations. With the vision to build a civil society and caring community, AVS is dedicated to playing a proactive and pivotal role in the promotion and development of sustainable volunteerism, and to develop partnership with all sectors of the community to provide value- added and quality volunteer service.
Barnabas Charitable Service Association
The Barnabas Charitable Service Association Limited was founded by a group of Christians. WE facilitate rehabilitation of female drug abusers in rebuilding their life and helping them to return to community with Jesus' love. WE organize community education and voluntary service to promote anti – drug message.
Caritas Hong Kong
Caritas Youth and Community Service has delivered a wide range of youth services and they include community centers, integrated children and youth service center, district outreach service , children and youth centers, school social work in both secondary and primary school, career counseling and youth substance abuse service. In recent years, it has develop various pilot and innovated services, like cyber youth outreach and teenage mothers service.
Changing Young Lives Foundation
Changing Young Lives Foundation is dedicated to rewriting the life stories of thousands of underprivileged children and marginalized youth in Hong Kong and the Mainland every year by providing them with 100% free of charge centre-based and outreach programs in education, talent development, self-empowerment and experiential learning, unlearning their potential to maximize their opportunities at school and work, and inspiring them to live their life to the fullest.
Direction Association for the Handicapped
We are a group of people with severe physical impairment who share the spirit of “Mutual-help and Self-help”. We support the integration of members back to the community so that they can live in the community with happiness and confidence.
Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired
Ebenezer is founded in 1897 by Hildesheimer Blindenmission. It provides education and residential services for children with visual impairments and those visually impaired with intellectual disability and other disabilities, as well as residential care and nursing facilities for the elderly visually impaired.
Hans Andersen Club
HAC is a pioneer of creative storytelling and games, focusing on promoting reading related activities. We take families as our service target and purport to provide adequate training and readily accessible resources on storytelling. Our goal is to enable children to enjoy holistic development and to adapt to a knowledge based society.
Hong Chi Pinehill Village
Hong Chi Pinehill Village is the headquarters of Hong Chi Association, located in Tai Po. There are special schools, vocational training centre, children home, pre-school centre, vocational rehabilitation services centre and hostels etc. to provide service to people with intellectual disabilities.
Hong Kong Award for Young People
The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP) is a member of The International Award Association. The AYP, with its unique international principles, cultivates youngsters with perseverance and the spirit of self-challenge.
Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation
The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to mitigating the threat of breast cancer to the local community through breast screening and education, patient support and research & advocacy.
Hong Kong Children and Youth Services
Hong Kong Children & Youth Services is a multi-social service agency.  Our Vision is to create a favorable environment where young persons and their family members can develop their potential and realize their goals contributing to a harmonious society.
Hong Kong Council of Social Service
We identify critical social issues and recommend appropriate policies to the government for healthy social change. We also mobilize cross-sector interactions to promote care, social responsibility and philanthropy culture in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Evangelical Church Social Service
Our centres serve people by providing social services of high quality and combine the Gospel for the needs of the elderly, adults, teenagers and children in the society.
Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association
HKGDA was established on January 7, 2011 also the first local guide dog service organization. We provide free guide dog services to the VI.
Hong Kong Joint Council of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped
To advocate welfare and rights for persons with intellectual disabilities (PIDs) and their families;To promote mutual support and concern among family with PIDs; and to enhance public understanding on PIDs.
Hong Kong PHAB Association
Our objective is to promote the PHAB concept which is to enable persons with or without disabilities of all ages to participate in all kinds of social, recreational, developmental, educational, training, employment and community support service for better cooperation and integration in a barrier-free environment. We, now, have over 20 service units of Rehabilitation, Elderly, Children and Youth, Employment, Camp, Community Support and Counselling, Physiotherapy and Fitness, Supported Hostel service and Training Institute.
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council
The Welfare Council has been providing services to individuals across all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds in line with its service philosophy, “Personalised Service, Holistic Care”, to “Transform Lives” so they may be “Lived in Abundance”.
Hong Kong Single Parents Association
Hong Kong Single Parents Association has a 27-year history of "strengthen ourselves, help ourselves, then help others" to help single-parent families and those in need, and advocate single- parent policies.
Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
The Accessible Transport and Travel, Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, and International and China Divisions of The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation provides services for people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and elder adults.
Hong Kong Society for the Aged
Founded in 1977, The Hong Kong Society for the Aged is dedicated to serve the elderly people. We have 30 service units providing professional and diversified residential care and community support services in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Society for the Blind
The Hong Kong Society for the Blind provides services to help maximize the capabilities of the visually impaired, facilitate their equal participation in society and improve their quality of life with a view to achieving a harmonious and inclusive society.
Hong Kong Society for the Deaf
To undertake projects of publicity, education, recreation, counselling, clinical, audiological and medical services for the hearing impaired; and to assist or cooperate with any institutions, organizations or individuals to improve the services for the hearing impaired.
Hong Kong St. John Ambulance
Hong Kong St. John Ambulance is a charitable organization with a long history and is dedicated to promoting and encouraging all works of humanity and charity for the relief of distress, suffering, sickness and danger without any distinction as to race, class or creed. The principle and spirit of St. John's mission in Hong Kong is encompassed in its motto: "For the Service of Mankind".
Lok Chi Association
Lok Chi Association provides social and recreational services for the persons with mild and moderate grade Intellectual Disabilities. Our missions are to develop the potentials and promote social inclusion by delivering diversified groups and programs to our service users.
Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong is a non-profit social service organization embracing the vision of “Mental Health for ALL”, with the primary objective of educating the public on mental health and providing rehabilitation services for persons with history of mental illness or mental handicap.
Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council
Established in 1968, the Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council (NAAC) has around 80 service units all over Hong Kong providing diversified social service and serves over 3 million persons each year.
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association is a non- governmental organization established in 1965, aiming at providing a comprehensive range of quality community-based rehabilitation services for people in recovery of mental illness. We serve more than 12,000 service users every year, catering for their residential, vocational and social needs.
Project Concern Hong Kong
Project Concern Hong Kong (PCHK) is a non-profit making health care organization. PCHK’s mission is providing non-profit making general medical and dental services and other charitable social services throughout Hong Kong since 1961.
Regeneration Society
The Regeneration Society was founded by Dr. Margaret CHUNG in May 1991. Dr. CHUNG was diagnosed with SLE during her pregnancy. Being one of the SLE patients, Dr. CHUNG was dedicated to encourage self-supporting act within the SLE patient group. For patients, the Regeneration Society offers monthly support groups which patients can take the opportunity to share their own knowledge and experience. As for the public, it gives educational seminars in which public could further understand the disease and thereby minimize the discrimination and misunderstanding among the society.
Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong
The Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong was established in 1984 as a non-profit making registered charity. It aims to provide comprehensive community-based mental health services for persons with mental disabilities and the community. More than 30,000 service recipients were served every year.
SAHK
SAHK founded in 1963. To uphold our belief in “Succeed and Advance”, SAHK is dedicated to provide a wide range of rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities in order to realize their full potential, enhance their independency, and assist them to integrate into the society. SAHK’s four core services are “Children and Family Support Service”, “Special Education”, “Adult Service”, and “Community Support Service”. A total of 75 service units and Specialised Service Programes currently provide services to 16,000 families per annum.
St. James' Settlement
St. James’ Settlement is a multi-social service agency since 1949 with the principle of ‘Serving the Poor and the Weak’ to children, youth, families, elderly and disabled persons by meeting diverse service needs and building an integrated and harmonious community.
TREATS
We use the unique medium of experiential learning, games and a variety of activities to bring together children, youth and families from varying backgrounds and abilities, providing them with opportunities for equal participation, learning appreciation and acceptance of one another, developing personal and social skills.
Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Social Service
Full Grace Service Centre is a self-finance family service center in Shamshuipo operated by TTMSSD. We aims to provide all-round support service to the families with difficult circumstance especially those living in subdivided unit.

Organiser, Sole Sponsor and Supporting Organizations

Presented by
Fully Supported by

Supporting Organizations

Student Affairs Office, Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Student Affairs Office, Hang Seng Management College
Department of Marketing, Hang Seng Management College
Office of Student Affairs, Hong Kong Baptist University
Centre of Development and Resources for Students, The University of Hong Kong
Office of Student Affairs, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Lee Woo Sing College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Student Affairs Office, The Education University of Hong Kong
Dean of Students Office, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Student Development Discipline. Vocational Training Council

Participating Chest’s Member Agencies

Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service
Agency for Volunteer Service
Barnabas Charitable Service Association
Caritas Hong Kong
Changing Young Lives Foundation
Direction Association for the Handicapped
Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired
Hans Andersen Club
Hong Chi Pinehill Village
Hong Kong Award for Young People
Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation
Hong Kong Children and Youth Services
Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Hong Kong Evangelical Church Social Service
Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association
Hong Kong Joint Council of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped
Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service Lutheran Church - Hong Kong Synod
Hong Kong PHAB Association
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council
Hong Kong Single Parents Association
Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
Hong Kong Society for the Aged
Hong Kong Society for the Blind
Hong Kong Society for the Deaf
Hong Kong St. John Ambulance
Lok Chi Association
Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Project Concern Hong Kong
Regeneration Society
Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong
SAHK
St. James' Settlement
TREATS
Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Social Service

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