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Membership Application

Agency Members

Social service organizations whose aims and objects are in harmony with whose of the Council and who have an active interest in the social service field or those who provide as their primary function a bona fide direct social service which helps to meet the existing needs of the community. 

Life Members

Individuals who have been registered as life members prior to the date of September 27, 2001 shall be the Life Members of the Council until such time as they withdraw their membership or become deceased. Since then, the Council would not accept new application.

Eligibility Criteria

Social service organizations whose aims and objects are in harmony with those of the Council, and (i) having an active interest in social service or (ii) providing as their primary function bona fide direct social services which meet the needs of the community.

According to Clause 15 of the Council's Constitution, organizations wishing to apply for Agency Membership must fulfill the following criteria:

  1. They should be an independent legal entity or trust corporation or registered society in Hong Kong;
  2. They must be recognized by the Council as being a non-profit-making body;
  3. They must have been in operation for a period of at least two years;
  4. They must possess a Constitution or similar document of registration;
  5. They must make available their Annual Report and Audited Accounts or certified accounts with regards to annual income and expenditure;
  6. They must comply with such other conditions as may be prescribed by the Executive Committee from time to time.

Admission Procedures

  1. Complete the Application Form and invite the official representatives of other Agency Members for the nomination of Membership Application;
  2. Send the Application Form with the required application documents to Sector and Capacity Development - Membership Liaison & Service, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, 13/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong ;
  3. A senior staff of the Council will visit the agency and the application will be submitted to the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Council for consideration.? Applicants will be notified in writing within 30 days after ExCo's endorsement.


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Membership Application Form (Updating)

Updating Form of Agency Member

Updating Form of Life Member