4 March 2020
The Community Chest Anti-NCP Rainbow Fund
Grants Over HK$2.8 Million to People in Need in Twenty Days
As at 2 March, “The Community Chest Anti-NCP Rainbow Fund” (Anti-NCP Fund) has received over 540 applications. With the help of 19 partner agencies, prompt approval for more than 400 applications (including 120 individual and 280 family cases) were processed and HK$2.8 million immediate financial assistance has been provided to support more than 1,000 people amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The Community Chest set up the Anti-NCP Fund on 12 February with an initial injection of HK$10 million to support individuals and families suffering from sudden hardship inflicted by Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia.
Target beneficiaries include breadwinners from the hotel, tourism, catering, transportation and retail sectors, as well as Hong Kong residents who are required to be quarantined. Applicants could contact the social workers of the Fund’s assessment centres for more details according to their residential address. Information of all assessment centres in 18 districts in Hong Kong is available in the website.
The Community Chest welcomes corporate and individual donations in support of the Anti-NCP Fund.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) 012-874-0-011380-6
Hang Seng Bank 367-000775-002
About The Community Chest of Hong Kong
The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded nor operated by the Government. The Chest has been serving Hong Kong for over 50 years. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 social welfare member agencies to provide services to more than 2.5 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 administration 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. For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.
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