Funding Scheme for Children’s Well-being and Development
The Commission on Children (“CoC”) has launched the Funding Scheme for Children's Well-being and Development (“the Scheme”) since 2019 with the objective to encourage and enable non-governmental organisations, schools and child concern groups, etc. to undertake promotional and public educational projects on children-related issues to promote the rights, interests, well-being and development of children. These projects should have the participation of children and stakeholders.
The 2022-23 Scheme is now open for application. If your organisation wishes to apply for the Scheme, please complete the paper application form at Annex C of the funding guidelines or through the electronic application system. The duly completed funding application form together with other required documents should be submitted either (i) through paper form by post or in person to the CoC Secretariat (Address: 10/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong) or (ii) through the electronic application system on or before 5:00pm, 19 August 2022. (Note: Date on the postmark would be treated as the date of submission if the application is delivered by post. Applicants should ensure that sufficient postage is affixed before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid/unpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post.) Please state on the envelope “Application for the 2022-23 Funding Scheme for Children’s Well-being and Development”. Late application will normally not be considered and will not be carried forward to the next round of application automatically. Each organisation should submit no more than one project application per round of application.
Applicants can either choose to submit funding applications for (1) large-scale territory-wide projects involving project teams across districts with the aim to achieve significant and sustained impact; or (2) smaller-scale projects mainly focusing on local districts / schools. For large-scale territory-wide projects, the funding cap for each project is HK$1,000,000 and should be completed within two years. For smaller-scale projects, the funding cap is HK$300,000 or HK$600,000 per project with a duration of one year or two years respectively. For large-scale territory-wide projects or two-year smaller-scale projects, successful applicants are required to complete all activities on or before 31 August 2024, submit a progress report every six months and a final report on or before 30 September 2024. For one-year smaller-scale projects, successful applicants are required to complete all activities on or before 31 August 2023, submit a six-month progress report if advance payment has been received and a final report on or before 30 September 2023.
All the activities shall tie in with one or more of the themes as set by the CoC. The themes of the Scheme of 2022-23 are (1) Unleashing the potential and talents of children; (2) Promoting healthy and happy childhood; (3) Caring for children with specific needs; (4) Promoting child protection.
The funding guidelines and funding application form are available on this webpage.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Jeannie LEE of the CoC Secretariat (Telephone Number: 3655 5853).