About Approved Fund-raising Activities

Charitable fund-raising events are common in Hong Kong and of many types from flag selling and setting up of donation boxes for collection of money in public places to on-street selling.

Organisations who wish to conduct fund-raising activities must apply for permits or licences from the Government as required by law.

Flag selling and other general charitable fund-raising activities conducted in public places, such as setting up donation boxes for collection of money, are covered by the Public Subscription Permits issued by the Director of Social Welfare under the Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap 228).

Fund-raising activities for any other non-charitable purposes in public places are covered by the Public Fund-raising Permit for Non-charitable Purposes issued by the Secretary for Home Affairs under the Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap.228).

Fund-raising activities involving on-street selling are covered by the Temporary Hawker Licence issued by the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene pursuant to the Hawker Regulation (Cap 132AI).

Fund-raising through a lottery is covered by the Lottery Licence issued by the Home Affairs Department under the Gambling Ordinance (Cap 148).

To know more about these permits and licences you may click the links below:

More about Public Subscription Permit
More about Public Fund-raising Permit for Non-charitable Purposes
More about Temporary Hawker Licence
More about Lottery Licence

Here you can find consolidated information on government-approved fund-raising activities, including the relevant organisation, location, date and time. You may also search for a particular activity with the easy-to-use activity finder.

Approved Charitable Fund-raising Activities

Approved Charitable Fund-raising Activities

Duration 3:57
Last review date: June 2018
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