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Assistance Programmes under the Fund

Assistance Programmes under the Fund

Since its establishment, the Community Care Fund (CCF) has launched 57 assistance programmes covering the medical, education, welfare, home affairs and housing 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 (Hotline: 2300 6555)
  2. Special Care Subsidy for the Severely Disabled (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  3. Subsidy for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients Living in Rented Private Housing (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  4. Relocation Allowance for Residents of Illegal Domestic Premises in Industrial Buildings who Have to Move out as a result of the Buildings Department's Enforcement Action (Hotline: 2626 1616)
  5. Elderly Dental Assistance Programme (Hotline: 2525 8198)
  6. Subsidy for Owners' Corporations of Old Buildings (Hotline: 2835 2500)
  7. Pilot Scheme on Living Allowance for Carers of Elderly Persons from Low-income Families (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  8. Providing Hostel Subsidy for Needy Undergraduate Students (Hotline: 2152 9000 ; Provision of allowance: 3102 3026 / 3102 3027)
  9. Increasing the Academic Expenses Grant under the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (Hotline: 2152 9000 ; Provision of allowance:3102 3026 /  3102 3027)
  10. Enhancing the Academic Expenses Grant for Students with Special Educational Needs and Financial Needs Pursuing Post-secondary Programmes (Hotline: 2152 9000)
  11. Cervical Cancer Vaccination Pilot Scheme (Hotline: 2919 7878)
  12. Pilot Scheme on Raising the Maximum Level of Disregarded Earnings for Recipients with Disabilities under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  13. Pilot Scheme on Providing Subsidy for Higher Disability Allowance Recipients in Paid Employment to Hire Carers (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  14. Pilot Scheme on Living Allowance for Low-income Carers of Persons with Disabilities (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  15. Subsidy for Eligible Patients to Purchase Ultra-expensive Drugs (Including Those for Treating Uncommon Disorders) (Hotline: 2300 6555)
  16. Subsidy for Eligible Patients of Hospital Authority to Purchase Specified Implantable Medical Devices for Interventional Procedures (Hotline: 2300 6555)
  17. Subsidy for Persons Holding Non-local Qualifications to Conduct Qualifications Assessment (Hotline: 3509 8590)
  18. Pilot Scheme on Providing Special Subsidy for Persons with Permanent Stoma from Low-income Families for Purchasing Medical Consumables (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  19. 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 (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  20. Pilot Scheme on Subsidised Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventive Education for Eligible Low-income Women
  21. Pilot Scheme on Home Care and Support for Elderly Persons with Mild Impairment (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  22. Pilot Scheme on Relocation Allowance for Beneficiaries of the "Community Housing Movement" (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  23. Pilot Scheme on Support for Elderly Persons Discharged from Public Hospitals After Treatment (Hotline: 3422 3090)
  24. Provision of Subsidy to Needy Primary and Secondary Students for Purchasing Mobile Computer Devices to Facilitate the Practice of e-Learning (Hotline: 3698 3584)
  25. Pilot Scheme on Subsidy to Design, Purchase and Construct Modular Housing to Facilitate the Implementation of the Modular Social Housing Scheme - Nam Cheong Street Project (Hotline: 3596 7128)
  26. Digital Terrestrial Television Assistance Programme (Hotline: 2922 9230)
  27. Pilot Scheme on Subsidy for Conversion of School Premises for Transitional Housing - Lok Sin Tong Primary School (Hotline: 2272 9888 / 2382 1576)
  28. Assistance Programme to Improve the Living Environment of Low-income Subdivided Unit Households (Hotline: 3422 3090 / 2876 2461) 
    (Roll-out plan: the second quarter of 2020 the earliest)
  29. Subsidy for Refurbishment of Property of the MTR Corporation Limited for T-Home Transitional Housing Scheme  Trackside Villas (Hotline: 8103 0330) 
  30. Scheme on Subsidy to Design, Purchase and Construct Modular Housing to Facilitate the Implementation of the "Modular Social Housing Scheme - the Junction of Sung Wong Toi Road and To Kwa Wan Road Project" (Hotline: 2272 9888 / 2382 1576 )
    (Plan to commence the works project under the assistance programme by first half of 2020)
  31. Pilot Scheme on Subsidy to Design, Purchase and Construct Modular Housing to Facilitate the Implementation of the Modular Social Housing Scheme - Yen Chow Street Project (Hotline: 3596 7128) 
  32. One-off Living Subsidy for Low-income Households Not Living in Public Housing and Not Receiving CSSA (2020)(Hotline: 2180 6666)  
  33. Scheme on Subsidy to Design, Purchase and Construct Modular Housing to Facilitate the Implementation of the "Modular Social Housing Scheme - Ying Wa Street Project"
    (Plan to commence the works project under the assistance programme by second half of 2020)
  34. One-off Allowance for New Arrivals from Low-income Families

    (Roll-out plan: the third quarter of 2020)

  35. One-off Living Subsidy for Low-income Households Not Living in Public Housing and Not Receiving CSSA (2021)
    (Roll-out plan: January 2021)

(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. Extra Travel Subsidy for Needy Special School Students
    (Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in September 2015)
  12. Provision of Funding for Ordinary Schools to Arrange Special Educational Needs Coordinators Pilot Scheme
    (Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in September 2017)
  13. Dementia Community Support Scheme
    (Incorporated into the Government's regular assistance programme in February 2019)
  14. Subsidy for Low-income Elderly Tenants in Private Housing
    (Completed in April 2013)
  15. School-based Fund (Cross-boundary Learning Activities)
    (Completed in June 2014)
  16. Subsidy for Low-income Persons who are Inadequately Housed
    (Completed in July 2014)
  17. 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)
  18. After-school Care Pilot Scheme 
    (Completed in July 2016)
  19. 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)
  20. 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)
  21. Incentive Scheme to Further Encourage CSSA Recipients of the Integrated Employment Assistance Programme for Self-reliance to Secure Employment
    (Completed in March 2017)
  22. Provision of a One-off Grant for School-related Expenses to Kindergarten Students
    (Completed in August 2017)

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.