Filanthropy

HK+Acumen and UnLtd Hong Kong is hosting another Filanthropy* event in June! Apply now!

Following on our first event in 2014, which raised over $55,000 for three charities, we’re now doing it again in June 2015!

 What is Filanthropy?

 Filanthrophy* events are crowdfundraising events where supporters come and through a night of inspiration and entertainment, raise money for the charities featured.

The concept is simple –

Show up on the night.  

Pitch your project. 

People crowdfund (LIVE!!)

for the project(s) they like with money out of their pocket!  

We’ll also have some surprises in store on the night to get people inspired to give more to their chosen charity!

We are doing this because we are a group of individuals in Hong Kong that want to help early stage charities and social enterprises grow. We know that starting something up requires a huge amount of time, courage and commitment and very often, money for early stage projects is hard to come by. 

That’s why we are here to help!

And this time, we’re looking to support

organisations with an environmental focus!

Send us your application if you are currently running a project that aims to tackle or address at least one of the following United Nations Sustainable Development goals below:

  • Carbon reduction

    • Goal 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • Clean water & sanitation

    • Goal 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

  • Environmental education

  • Conservation & biodiversity

    • Goal 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

    • Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The application form is attached here! 

Click to download.

It’s quick, simple and short – designed to be accessible to most organisations.

Before you start, it’s important to see if your work fits into our criteria:

  • To be an organisation with less than $200,000 HKD turnover.

  • Have already something operating – so not idea stage.

  • Unlike other funds – we don’t require your work to be in Hong Kong.  It can be international, but you will need a Hong Kong bank account for the money to go into.

  • Your project cannot promote a specific religion, ideology or political group, and we regret to inform you we do not fund campaigns or the costs of scholarships, or the costs of individuals.  It must be an organisation.

That’s it!

Just follow the instructions and email the application to our partners at Unltd –  muriel@unltdhongkong.org when completed.

Deadline: 7 May 2015 – Midnight.  

Applications accepted after this time will not be considered.  We will let you know if you have been chosen and reserve the right not to give feedback to applications that were not successful.  Sorry, we’re a small volunteer team, thus we can only do so much!