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HKCSS Most Impactful Small and Medium-sized Non-subvented NGO Award 2019

Others – News      2019/08/16


The “HKCSS Most Impactful Small and Medium-sized Non-subvented NGO Award 2019” (Award Scheme) will be held to praise impactful social service organizations and those with high potential in development. Meanwhile, it also aims at expanding the network and accumulating human resources for agencies to promote organization development. Standing committees of the Council, business sector and members of foundations will be invited to be adjudicators in 3-round adjudication process of the Award Scheme and eventually ten agencies will be selected and awarded with prizes as an encouragement.


  • Encourage small and medium-sized organizations to improve their governance and service development
  • Enhance the understanding of public, donors, foundations, etc, about small and medium-sized organizations
  • Demonstrate the contribution of small and medium-sized organizations to society
  • Commend impactful and high development potential social service organizations


  • Agency member of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
  • Non-profit organization which are exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance
  • Total annual expenditure in 2018/2019 less than HK$50 million
  • Does not receive government regular subvention* 

*Government regular subvention does not include funding for project-based services and services awarded by the way of bidding



Awardees will be awarded with cash prizes:



Amount Prizes

Most Impactful NGO Award



High Development Potential Award



Sector-voted Most Impactful NGO Award



Awardees will be invited to award presentation ceremony and share their experience. Afterwards, the Council will collaborate with awardees to strategize in promotion of awardees and their services. Awardees will be allowed to use the logo of “HKCSS Most Impactful Small and Medium-sized Non-subvented NGO Award” for promotional use.

Adjudication Criteria



Part 1 – Service Philosophy and Contribution to Society


Organization Philosophy
· Mission and Objectives
· Service philosophy and target



Service Standing and Contribution to Society
· Ability to identify social needsService intervention approaches and special techniques
· Ability of responding to the needs of service targets and society
· Service effectiveness and positive impact to society



Networking Capacity
· Ability to mobilize social network and social capital
· Capacity for potential of collaboration with associations from different sectors/other stakeholders



Part 2 – Development Potential and Future Plan



Development Potential
· Ability to evaluate organizations strengths and  weaknesses
· Ability to clearly identify the positioning and potential of development



Future Development Plan
.Ability to set directions and areas of development
.Clear 2/3 year development plan
.Vision and passion of the board and leadership to promote organization development




Adjudication and Adjudicators

1st Round  – Scoring based on Agency Introduction Summary
Adjudicators: Representatives from HKCSS: Senior Management Team and Members of Standing Committees

2nd Round – Scoring based on interview presentation and reference of Agency Introduction Summary
Adjudicators: Members of foundations 

3rd Round Adjudicators – Scoring based on online agency introduction and video profile
Adjudicators: Chairpersons of government-managed fund committees, representatives of charitable foundations or family foundations, corporates and business institution, professional associations, government departments and media

Briefing Session cum Workshops

Two workshops will be held as supplementary activities, where various speakers are invited to share on the topics related to organization development. Through learning and sharing, agencies can review the retrospect and prospects of their organization development. The interactive workshops aim at providing real case sharing and tools from speakers for participants to practice and apply.



Briefing Session cum Workshop (1) – Organization Governance and Service Impact 

Date:  20th September 2019 (Friday) 
Time:  2:00 – 5:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, 4/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai

  • Ms. Man LAW, Officer, Project Star, HKCSS
  • Ms. Stella HO, Project Director, NGO Governance Platform Project, HKCSS
  • Mr. Ted KWAN, Project Director, Fullness Social Enterprise Society
  • Mr Raymond CHIU, Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service

Click here for details and registration

Workshop (2) : Development and Prospects – Self-assessment of Organization Status and  Future Development Strategy

Date:  3rd October 2019 (Thursday) 
Time:  9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, 4/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai

  • Dr. KEE Chi-hing, Chair, Fullness Social Enterprises Society
  • Mr. Dodo CHENG, Founder, Sharing Kitchen HK
  • Mr. Cooke CHEUNG, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, St. James’ Settlement
  • Pastor Louis POON, EFCC Yan Fook Church

Click here for details and registration


How to Participate

  • Please complete and return the enrollment form to the Council on or before 4 October 2019 5:00 pm (Fax:2864 2910;
  • Please submit to Agency Introduction Summary on or before 11 October 2019 5:00 pm via email The Agency Introduction Summary can be downloaded in this webpage.
  • Presentation material should be submitted on or before 20 December 2019 by the selected 20 agencies for second-round adjudication in mid-January 2020. Details of presentation will be notified separately.
  • All electronic version documents can be downloaded in webpage of the Award Scheme. (


Deadline for Enrollment

5:00 pm, 4October 2019

Deadline for Submission of Agency Introduction Summary

5:00 pm, 11 October 2019

Announcement of 1st round result – selected 20 agencies

Mid-November 2019

Deadline for submission of presentation material
(Only applicable for selected agencies in second round)

20 December 2019

Presentation session with panels
(Only applicable for selected agencies in second round)

Mid-January 2020

Announcement of 2nd round result – 10 finalists

Late-January 2020

Video shooting of finalists
(Only applicable for finalists)

Early-February 2020

Agency visit of finalists for adjudicators
(Only applicable for finalists)

Mid-March 2020

Award Presentation Ceremony

Late April 2020

Download Forms:

  1. Enrollment Form
  2. Agency Introduction Summary

Should you have any enquiries, feel free to contact Ms. Florence Yip at 2876 2459 or Ms. Man Law at 2876 2411 .       


HKCSS Most Impactful Small and Medium-sized Non-subvented NGO Award 2019 (Chinese and English Version) will be posted and viewed on “What’s News”of the Council (