Connect with us


New foundation gives power to Phuket people



New foundation gives power to Phuket people | Thaiger

PHUKET: The people of Phuket now have a direct say in the development of projects to improve the local community – and how funding is used for them – with the recent launch of independent charity Phuket Community Foundation (PCF).

The foundation is fully independent of any business, political or religious affiliations and provides a channel for organizations, businesses and individuals to address local issues that remain outside the scope of registered charities and government funding.

PCF President Niyom Tassaneetipagorn outlined the foundation’s goals during the charity launch at the Phuket Merlin Hotel on Monday. “The PCF is for the community, by the community and belongs to the community. It brings all layers of society together with a common goal of improving Phuket for locals and visitors alike,” he said.

“We are confident in the community’s ability to know itself and the problems that exist within it, and we think the community is therefore best suited to decide on the issues and challenges that need to be addressed,” he added.

Out of respect for the foundation’s policy against affiliation with, or use as a public relations tool by, any particular local business, the Gazette became a founder donor of the PCF earlier this year.

The PCF is now calling upon the public to identify pressing issues and come up with solutions for them. In order to initiate this type of community involvement, the organization is holding a competition – open to all Phuket residents – to submit their ideas for improving society.

Winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to observe the workings of a successful charity project in Thailand in the hope that the knowledge gained will help the PCF achieve its aims.

The deadline for entries is September 15, and winners will be announced two weeks later.

To submit your ideas or for information on donating time, money or skills to the PCF, visit: or contact K. Piyarat (Tel: 081-7190967, Email:


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Video5 hours ago

Thailand News Today | 9 year olds smoke cannabis on Pattaya Beach in Thailand

Economy6 hours ago

Thai baht soars to six-month high against US dollar

Pattaya6 hours ago

Motorcycle taxi riders rally against unlicensed ride-share app drivers in Pattaya

Sponsored13 hours ago

Where you can get cannabis in Bangkok

Pollution6 hours ago

Over 100 tonnes of garbage estimated near Phuket Fishing Port

Thailand7 hours ago

Stop giving monkeys cigarettes, beg locals in Lop Buri, Thailand

Thailand7 hours ago

World Cup broadcasting soap opera drama rumbles on

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Transport7 hours ago

Thai Vietjet plans new routes to China, India, Japan, Vietnam

Crime7 hours ago

Police arrest weight loss pill executive for causing 4 deaths in Thailand

Phang Nga8 hours ago

Phang Nga officials find more leatherback turtle eggs

Tourism8 hours ago

Thai AirAsia Melbourne and Sydney connections take to the air

Bangkok8 hours ago

Fireworks to dazzle Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River area on New Year’s Eve

Medical8 hours ago

Resurgence of AIDS in Thailand overshadows UNAIDS summit

Phuket9 hours ago

Thai VietJet cancels Phuket – Bangkok flight last minute over 1 extra passenger

Food9 hours ago

Thailand’s top cheesemaker toasts his own success

Crime9 hours ago

New details unfolding over alleged assault by Pattaya loan sharks

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11