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"The need to enhance ways which community-driven initiatives

are delivered and managed has concerned us for quite some time..."

 

一直以來,我們非常關注社區團體在推行及管理社區主導項目時

所面對的困難...

Many concepts to improve life at a neighbourhood level start small. They are often best begun by residents and local interest groups, but hurdles in form of high start-up costs, complex application procedures and a lack of experience often prevent their advocates from putting them into action. However, we believe community projects could deliver great social benefit without great cost or legislative change. It could likely be done by using existing resources, both in terms of property and personnel, more efficiently.

 

In the past nine months, Very Hong Kong has approached and interviewed stakeholders with different backgrounds and professional knowledge. We have collected their views and shared with them our thoughts on a new model, which we are calling CollaborateHK, to improve the delivery of community initiatives. The proposed CollaborateHK platform will be a non-government, advisory and collaboration platform to facilitate the implementation of community initiatives of different types, scale and time span using vacant or underused sites. In this way, we hope that groups will propose and deliver a growing number of community-driven initiatives, enhancing the well-being of local residents and eventually, the liveability of Hong Kong.

事實上,很多改善生活的想法都是由社區層面開始,而當區居民和關注團體更是推行社區項目的最佳人選,卻往往因為昂貴的項目起動費用、繁複的申請程序,加上欠缺實踐經驗而令他們卻步。我們相信,只要能有效運用現有土地和人力資源,推行社區項目並不牽涉高昂成本,而且毋須修改法例,便可以發揮巨大的社會效益。

非常香港進行了一個為期九個月的獨立研究,走訪了不同背景及專業的持份者,收集他們對於推行社區項目的意見,並且制定了一個全新的「非常協作」機制。「非常協作」為一個提供顧問服務的非政府協作平台,旨在透過鼓勵活用閒置土地,促進不同類型、規模和時間長度的社區項目。藉著這個平台,我們希望能推動更多社區主導項目,提高各區市民的生活水平,令香港成為一個更宜居的城市。

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