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Phase 2 mental health scheme set

Eligible organisations are invited to apply for funding support for the implementation of mental health projects under the second phase of the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme.   Non-governmental organisations receiving recurrent subvention from the Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong Council of Social Service agency members and tertiary institutions registered under the laws of Hong Kong may submit proposals to the Advisory Committee on Mental Health by August 3 for funding support.   Priority will be accorded to projects that fall into one of the five specified service areas: support for carers, support for children and adolescents with special educational needs, strengthening of family relationship, support for the elderly with mental health needs, and support for bereavement and grief management.   The application assessment will be based on the proposal submitted, taking into account the project’s strength, impact, design and feasibility as well as the applicant org

8 District Council seats vacant

The Government gazetted today that eight elected seats in the Central & Western, Eastern, Sai Kung and Sha Tin district councils are vacant.   The Central & Western District Council Chung Wan Constituency elected member Hui Chi-fung had been consecutively absent from all the council meetings since January 28 without getting the council's consent before the end of the disqualifying period.   In accordance with the District Councils Ordinance, Mr Hui was disqualified from holding office on May 29, and since then his office has became vacant.   Another seven constituency seats have also became vacant following the resignation of relevant elected members.
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