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In the shadow cast by glowing neon lights, there are the poor, the sick, the helpless and the powerless. For them, each day is a day without hope; each day is a day of struggle for survival. 

An emergency relief fund was initiated by the Chest in early 2004 to provide rapid response to people who find themselves in an emergency financial crisis for which other sources of help may not be available.

Beneficiaries of the “Rainbow Fund”

The Community Chest Rainbow Fund helps:

Individuals and families without the means of subsistence

Individuals and families on the verge of crisis

Individuals and families waiting for long-term assistance from other sources

Victims and survivors of accidents and natural disasters

(Applicants must be Hong Kong residents aged 18 and over who are not receiving other public or charity funds.)

Application Assessment

HK$ 2,000-
HK$ 10,000

• Each successful application will receive a grant ranging from HK$ 2,000- HK$ 10,000

6 MONTHS

• Successful applicants of “The Community Chest Rainbow Fund” and family members live with them are not eligible for re-apply for six months.

The Community Chest
Rainbow Fund Report

April 2016 – March 2017

4,657

Beneficiaries

2,133

Approved Cases

HK$13,905,553

Amount Granted

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