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Assistance Programmes under the Fund

Since its establishment, the Community Care Fund (CCF) has launched 44 assistance programmes covering medical, education, housing, welfare and home affairs areas for target beneficiary groups, including children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, patients, new arrivals and ethnic minorities. The CCF will continue to consider other programme proposals to provide assistance to the underprivileged and low-income families.

 

Progress of assistance programmes

Evaluation reports of assistance programmes

 

(A) Assistance programmes in progress/ to be rolled out:


1.

The First Phase Programme of Medical Assistance Programmes

2.

Special Care Subsidy for the Severely Disabled

3.

Subsidy for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients Living in Rented Private Housing

4.

Relocation Allowance for Eligible Residents of Sub-divided Units in Industrial Buildings who Have to Move out as a result of the Buildings Department's Enforcement Action

5.

Elderly Dental Assistance Programme

6.

Subsidy for Owners' Corporations of Old Buildings

7.

Incentive Scheme to Further Encourage CSSA Recipients of the Integrated Employment Assistance Programme for Self-reliance to Secure Employment

8.

Pilot Scheme on Living Allowance for Carers of Elderly Persons from Low-income Families

9.

Providing Hostel Subsidy for Needy Undergraduate Students

10.

Increasing the Academic Expenses Grant under the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students

11.

Provision of Funding for Ordinary Schools to Arrange Special Educational Needs Coordinators

12.

Enhancing the Academic Expenses Grant for Students with Special Educational Needs and Financial Needs Pursuing Post-secondary Programmes

13.

Provision of a One-off Grant for School-related Expenses to Kindergarten Students

14.

Free Cervical Cancer Vaccination Pilot Scheme

15

Pilot Scheme on Raising the Maximum Level of Disregarded Earnings for Recipients with Disabilities under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme

16.

Pilot Scheme on Providing Subsidy for Higher Disability Allowance Recipients in Paid Employment to Hire Carers

17.

Pilot Scheme on Living Allowance for Low-income Carers of Persons with Disabilities

18.

Dementia Community Support Scheme

19.

Subsidy for Eligible Patients to Purchase Ultra-expensive Drugs (Including Those for Treating Uncommon Disorders)
(Planned to be rolled out in August 2017)

20.

Subsidy for Eligible Patients of Hospital Authority to Purchase Specified Implantable Medical Devices for Interventional Procedures
(Planned to be rolled out in August 2017)

21.

Subsidy for Persons Holding Non-local Qualifications to Conduct Qualifications Assessment
(Planned to be rolled out in September 2017)

22.

Pilot Scheme on Providing Special Subsidy for Persons with Permanent Stoma from Low-income Families for Purchasing Medical Consumables
(Planned to be rolled out in September 2017)

23.

Pilot Scheme on Relaxing the Household Income Limit of the Fee-waiving Subsidy Scheme under the After School Care Programme for Low-income Families and Increasing Fee-waiving Subsidy Places
(Planned to be rolled out in October 2017)

24.

Pilot Scheme on Subsidised Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventive Education for Eligible Low-income Women
(Planned to be rolled out in December 2017)

25.

Pilot Scheme on Home Care and Support for Elderly Persons with Mild Impairment
(Planned to be rolled out in the fourth quarter of 2017)

26.

Pilot Scheme on Support for Elderly Persons Discharged from Public Hospitals After Treatment
(Planned to be rolled out in the first quarter of 2018)

 

(B) Assistance programmes incorporated into the Government’s regular assistance programmes/ completed:


1.

The Second Phase Programme of Medical Assistance Programmes
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in September 2012)

2.

Financial Assistance for Non-school-attending Ethnic Minorities and New Arrivals from the Mainland for Taking Language Examinations
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in September 2013)

3.

Subsidy for Non-school-attending Ethnic Minorities and New Arrivals from the Mainland Participating in Language Courses
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in September 2013)

4.

Subsidy for Tenants Purchase Scheme Flat Owners on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in April 2014)

5.

Subsidy to Meet Lunch Expenses at Schools
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in September 2014)

6.

Enhancement of the Flat Rate Grant under the School Textbook Assistance Scheme
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in September 2014)

7.

Enhancement of the Financial Assistance for Needy Students Pursuing Programmes Below Sub-degree Level
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in September 2014)

8.

Training Subsidy for Children who are on the Waiting List for Subvented Pre-school Rehabilitation Services
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in October 2014)

9.

Special Subsidy to Persons with Severe Physical Disabilities for Renting Respiratory Support Medical Equipment
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in November 2014)

10.

Special Subsidy to Persons with Severe Physical Disabilities for Purchasing Medical Consumables related to Respiratory Support Medical Equipment
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in November 2014)

11.

Subsidy for Low-income Elderly Tenants in Private Housing
(Completed in April 2013)

12.

Subsidy for Elders who are on the Waiting List of Integrated Home Care Services (Ordinary Cases) for Household Cleaning and Escorting Services for Medical Consultations
(Completed in December 2014)

13.

Subsidy for Low-income Persons who are Inadequately Housed
(Completed in July 2014)

14.

School-based Fund (Cross-boundary Learning Activities)
(Completed in June 2014)

15.

Extra Travel Subsidy for Needy Special School Students
(Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in September 2015)

16.

After-school Care Pilot Scheme
(Completed in July 2016)

17.   

Provision of a One-off Special Subsidy for Students on Full Grant under the School Textbook Assistance Scheme before the Launch of the Low-income Working Family Allowance Scheme
(Completed in July 2016)

18.

One-off Living Subsidy for Low-income Households Not Living in Public Housing and Not Receiving CSSA (Launched for three times)
(Completed in December 2014, December 2015 and December 2016 respectively)

 

In addition, the CCF rolled out the programme to provide a one-off allowance of $6,000 to new arrivals from low-income families in October 2011.

 

 

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