Reappointed as Intermediary of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund in February 2020, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service launches Impact Incubator’s new programme. The Impact Incubator is a one-stop supporting platform that connects social innovation implementers (SIIs) to knowledge, resources and networks relevant to social welfare agencies, social enterprises, philanthropic foundations, business associations and professional bodies. The Impact Incubator also helps SIIs implement innovative solutions to poverty and social exclusion problems in Hong Kong and drive sustainable impact. In the five years from 2015 to early 2020, the Impact Incubator supported over 100 social innovation projects, which targeted more than 22,000 beneficiaries. The Impact Incubator also facilitated around HKD100 million grant funding on behalf of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund. Social innovation projects at late prototype, start-up, growing and scale-up stages are eligible to apply for the Impact Incubator.
The application deadline of Impact Incubator is the end of March, June, September and December. The application deadline of the first cohort is 31 March 2020, 23:59. The funding amount of each social innovative projects depends on its stage. For application details, please visit our website and attend the briefing session as follows.