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 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 refers to sponsorship of rental and equipment, thus the applicant should submit supporting documents for the valuation assessment. The matching fund amount will be subject to relevant terms and conditions and be confirmed after approval.