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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

46 pollution convictions in Oct

The Environmental Protection Department today announced it recorded 46 convictions for pollution offences in October.   Five were for air pollution, six for noise and four for illegal waste disposal.   There were also two under the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance and 29 under the Public Cleansing & Prevention of Nuisances Regulation.   The heaviest fine was $10,000 imposed for each offence committed by two companies.   They were fined for failing to control air pollutant emissions as well as using powered mechanical equipment and carrying out prescribed construction works not in accordance with the conditions of a construction noise permit.
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