LATE PROTOTYPE

A social project or social enterprise with a solid prototype that has been alpha-tested. The project’s owner/founder intends to commercialise and launch the prototype to market.

  • Application eligibility: Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 years or above, or organisations and companies limited by guarantee or limited by shares, and registered in Hong Kong
  • Maximum project duration: 18 months
  • Maximum funding amount: HKD 300,000*
  • No matching funds are required^

START-UP 

A social project or social enterprise whose prototype has already been tested and launched to market. The project’s owner/founder has a business model to support the project

  • Application eligibility: Organisations and companies limited by guarantee or limited by shares, and registered in Hong Kong
  • Maximum project duration: 3 years
  • No limit to the funding amount requested
  • At least 50% matching funds are required^

GROWING

A social project or social enterprise which has demonstrated a track record in performance and social impact with recurring income, and has potential for steady growth.

  • Application eligibility: Organisations and companies limited by guarantee or limited by shares, and registered in Hong Kong
  • Maximum project duration: 3 years
  • No limit to the funding amount requested
  • At least 50% matching funds are required^

SCALE-UP

A social project or social enterprise which has already demonstrated impact and sustainability. The project’s owner/ founder has a commercial framework to further develop and scale the business

  • Application eligibility: Organisations and companies limited by guarantee or limited by shares, and registered in Hong Kong
  • Maximum project duration: 3 years
  • No limit to the funding amount requested
  • At least 50% matching funds are required^

*If your budget exceeds HKD200,000, an in-person interview will be conducted.

^Matching Fund excludes SIE Fund and all other Government funding. It includes in-cash or in-kind sponsorship from local and overseas private donors, foundation and private investors. In-kind sponsorship refers to sponsorship of rental and equipment, thus the applicant should submit documents to support the valuation of the in-kind matching fund. The matching fund amount will be subject to relevant terms and conditions and will be confirmed after approval.