13/04/2016

Established: Hong Kong Funders' Network on Ageing Well


The Hong Kong Funders' Network on Ageing Well, initiated by ZeShan, was officially established on April 13, 2016. The Network is a unique collaborative platform for non-fundraising private foundations that support elderly projects in Hong Kong. It aims to strengthen sector capacity, enhance service models, and advocate policy development in the field through the creation of collective impact.

The inauguration meeting, moderated by Network advisor Mr Timothy Ma, JP, was attended by representatives of 11 current member foundations and 3 observer foundations. ZeShan Director Mr Roy CHEN delivered welcome remarks, emphasizing the need for funders to work together and synergize so as to address the pressing challenges of an ageing population. 

In order to enhance foundations' understanding of each other's work and lay the groundwork for future collaboration, the Network invited 
Mr Horace LIT, Senior Charities Manager of Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), to introduce the charitable trust's support of elderly services. In 2015, HKJC - the largest foundation in Hong Kong - set "helping build Hong Kong into an age-friendly city" as one of its three strategic themes for the coming 3-5 years. Mr LIT briefed attendees on the trust's elderly strategy and the projects under four priority areas:
  • Exercise, nutrition and preventative health;
  • Employment and volunteering;
  • Social connection and intergenerational harmony; and
  • Mental wellness

Attendees also introduced the work of respective foundations, which covers a broad spectrum ranging from venture philanthropy, funding research, supporting service provision, to operating elderly homes. Dementia appears to be a common area of concern, with a majority of foundations supporting preventative activities, brain and genetic research, public education, assessment tools development, patient day care, and caregiver support programs. Attendees also explored possible directions and collaboration opportunities of the Network. 

Read more about the Network here



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