1. Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme of the Home Affairs Department

The Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme (ESR Programme) provides seed grants to eligible organisations to set up Social Enterprises (SEs). The ESR Programme seeks to promote sustainable poverty prevention and alleviation efforts at the district level by provision of job opportunities to the socially disadvantaged groups and/or products/services meeting their specific needs to enhance their self-reliance and enable them to be effectively integrated into the community.

The funding ceiling for each approved SE project is $3 million and the maximum funding period is three years. The grant may be used to pay for necessary initial capital expenditure and operating expenses for a maximum of three years.

Enquiry
Email Address: esr_secretariat@had.gov.hk
Tel. No.: 2835 1383

   
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"Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities through Small Enterprise" Project of the Social Welfare Department

The “Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities through Small Enterprise" Project (the Project) aims to enhance the employment of people with disabilities through market-driven approach and direct creation of more work opportunities for people with disabilities. The Project provides seed money to non-governmental organisations to support the creation of small enterprises/ businesses to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy genuine employment in a carefully planned and sympathetic working environment.

The ceiling of grant is $3 million per business and the maximum funding period is three years. The business is expected to become self-sustaining after the funding period.

Enquiry
Email Address: mcorenq@swd.gov.hk
Tel. No.: 3586 3446

   
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Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme of the Development Bureau

The Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme (the Scheme) aims to preserve and put historic buildings into good and innovative use; transform them into unique cultural landmarks; promote active public participation in the conservation of historic buildings; and create job opportunities in particular at the district level.

The Government will identify government-owned historic buildings which are considered suitable for adaptive re-use for inclusion in the Scheme. Non-profit-making organisations are eligible to submit proposals for using selected historic buildings to provide services or business in the form of SEs.

Financial support under the Scheme includes one-off grant to cover the cost for major renovation to the buildings, in part or in full; nominal rental for the buildings; and one-off grant to meet the starting costs and operating deficits (if any) of the SE for a maximum of the first two years of operation at a ceiling of $5 million, on the prerequisite that the SE proposal is projected to become self-sustainable after this initial period.

Enquiry
Email Address: rhb_enquiry@devb.gov.hk
Tel. No.: 2848 6230