By year-end, recurrent subvention and capital
grants had been given to 182 NGOs to provide social welfare services
in accordance with government policies. Funding allocation for capital
grants was administered by the department on the advice of the Lotteries
Fund Advisory Committee.
To facilitate smooth implementation of the continuing
subventions reform, a Lump Sum Grant Steering Committee (with the
Director of Social Welfare as Chairperson) advises on measures to
achieve continuous improvement. The Service Performance Monitoring
System is in place to monitor the output and quality of subvented
units. Under the system, the service performance of individual subvented
units is monitored on the basis of well-defined Service Quality
Standards and a specific Funding and Service Agreement.