"Heart-to-heart" Grassroots Family Support Fund Provides Financial Aid and Support
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Launched in 2018, the “Heart-to-heart” Grassroots Family Support Fund aims to encourage self-reliance and support working-poor families, and to alleviate the financial pressure of grassroots families. According to the impact assessment conducted by the Good Impact Assessment Institute, around 70% of the families applying for this support scheme have increased their working hours and income. The programme not only allows grassroots families to flexibly strike a balance between career and family needs, but also avoids the pressure in meeting working hours thresholds for applying the Working Family Allowance, as well as the stigma against them towards receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, thus protecting the dignity of the aided.
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