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EOC Promotes Equal Opportunities through Funding Programme

23/01/2017

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) promotes equal opportunities through its Community Participation Funding Programme. The EOC has granted funding to over 1,000 projects run by non-governmental organisations, community groups, and schools in the past 20 years to promote public understanding of equal opportunities and the principles and applications of the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, the Disability Discrimination Ordinance, the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance and the Race Discrimination Ordinance through the Funding Programme.

The funding programme 2017/18 is now open for application. It aims at encouraging eligible organisations to carry out projects which promote public understanding of equal opportunities. It is hoped that the funded projects would foster anti-discriminatory attitudes and encourage members of the public to put aside their prejudices, and support and apply the principles of equal opportunities in everyday life. To be eligible for funding, the applications should reach the EOC either by 17 March 2017 (1st batch) or by 15 September 2017 (2nd batch), and clearly state how the planned activities will promote equal opportunities, and/or foster anti-discriminatory attitudes and behaviors. The maximum funding limit of each project is $50,000.

To introduce the guidelines and application procedures of the Funding Programme, briefing sessions would be held for interested organisations on 15 February 2017 and 17 February 2017 in Cantonese and English respectively.

Interested organisations can contact the EOC Office at 2511-8211, or may obtain details of the programme, funding application forms, and the briefing session enrolment form by visiting our website at http://www.eoc.org.hk > Publicity > Community Participation Funding Programme.

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For media inquiries, please contact Mr. Sam HO at 2106-2187.

23 January 2017
Equal Opportunities Commission
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