About the Fund
Since the establishment of the Community Care Fund (CCF) in 2011, the work of the CCF was overseen and coordinated by the then Steering Committee on the CCF. An Executive Committee and four Subcommittees (Education, Home Affairs, Medical and Welfare) were set up under the Steering Committee to support the CCF's operation.
Following the reinstatement of the Commission on Poverty (CoP) by the Government in December 2012, the CCF has been integrated into the work of the CoP since 2013. The CCF Task Force, set up under the CoP, will continue to implement the existing CCF assistance programmes and draw up new projects, and take forward measures on a pilot basis to help the Government identify those that can be considered for incorporation into the regular assistance and service programmes.
The operation of the CCF will be guided by the following principles:
- building a caring culture in society, gathering the efforts of various sectors of the community and encouraging the better-off to contribute;
- programmes should be people-oriented with assistance directly provided to beneficiaries; administrative costs or involvement of implementing agencies should be minimised though the need for non-government organisations' help to reach out to target groups outside the existing service network will not be precluded; programmes should be multifarious in nature; and the vetting process should be streamlined to ensure cost-effectiveness;
- programmes should complement the assistance and services provided by the Government or other charitable funds; duplication of efforts should be avoided as far as practicable; and
- operation of the CCF will mainly be funded by investment returns on the seed capital, but the seed capital may be deployed in accordance with the principle of financial prudence in response to needs.