Child Rights Advocacy Project

‘Unite for Children. Unite for Hong Kong.’ Child Rights Advocacy Project aims to support eligible Hong Kong NGOs in implementing projects which help promote and realise children’s rights in Hong Kong. Through the joint efforts of local NGOs working for child rights, we hope to reach out to more children in need in Hong Kong and build a better future for Hong Kong children.

Launched in 2011, 'Unite for Children. Unite for Hong Kong.' Child Rights Advocacy Project allocated a total of HK$1.5 million every year for three selected projects submitted by NGOs (Up to HK$500,000 for each project) to foster child-related work. UNICEF HK received an overwhelming response of almost 40 applications. For the past two years, tens of thousands of  marginalised children and their families were benefited from the previous six sponsored projects.

Encouraged by the remarkable results achieved over the trial period in 2011 and 2012, UNICEF HK welcomes application all year round from now on. It is hoped that more sustainable results for children will be achieved through planning and executing projects that coincide with the work schedule, fiscal year and manpower arrangement of local NGOs.

Local organisations can apply for the fund to support their child rights projects in the following areas:

  1. General implementation work of child rights to survival, development, protection and/ or participation
  2. Work for development and survival needs of poverty children
  3. Work for development and survival needs of minority groups of children, i.e. ethnic minority
  4. Work for children suffering from drug abuse
  5. Work for children suffering from physical, mental, and sexual abuse and who are neglected