The lump sum grant subvention system has been implemented by SWD since 2001 and over the years has caused tremendous impact on the operation of the subvented agencies. In the Policy Agenda of the 2017 Policy Address released on 11 October 2017, the government confirmed its plan to discuss with the social welfare sector regarding the optimisation of LSG subvention system. Dr. CK Law, Secretary for Labour and Welfare also revealed recently that the Social Welfare Department has started to investigate how to review LSG subvention system and will announce in due course after the exploration.
The aim of the Governors’ Forum is to prepare our concerned agency members proactively for the forthcoming LSG review and to develop consensus for formulating viable directions and strategies to reform the welfare subvention mode. Apart from briefing the participants about the latest development in the sector in the pursuit of revamping LSG, we have invited representatives of the boards of Hans Andersen Club, Heep Hong Society and Hong Kong Family Welfare Society to share on this occasion about the challenges brought about by LSG under the exiting subvention system. Details of the event as below:
Date: 15 November 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm (registration starts at 6:15pm)
Venue: Hall, 1/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, Wanchai
Target participants: Restricted to Board and committee members, and agency heads of HKCSS Agency Members with SWD subvention
Interested parties please enroll online on or before 8 November 2017 (Wednesday). Successful applicants will be notified by email by 13 November 2017 (Monday).