2023-2024 Community Participation Funding Programme on Equal Opportunities is now open for application
Deadline for submission: 19 September 2023 (Tuesday)
The Community Participation Funding Programme on Equal Opportunities (“Funding Programme”) provides funding support to educational projects designed by eligible organisations which aim to engage different sectors of the community, raise awareness of Hong Kong’s anti-discrimination ordinances, and/or promote equal opportunity and inclusion of people of different gender, people with disabilities, people with family status, as well as people of different races.
The Funding Programme consists of two categories this year, namely “General Projects” and “Thematic Projects”.
A. General Projects (Funding limit raised from HK$50,000 to HK$100,000)
Open to projects designed to:
Raise awareness of any of the four anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong, namely the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 480), the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 487), the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 527) and the Race Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 602); and/or promote gender equality, disability equality and inclusion, family status equality, and/or racial equality and inclusion in general
B. Thematic Projects (Funding limit at HK$150,000)
Open to projects with a specific focus on one of the themes* set for the year.
*For 2023-24, the specific themes are:
- Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace
- Promoting accessibility and universal design in products, services and/or environments
- Creating family- and breastfeeding-friendly workplaces
- Fostering racial inclusion in education, employment, housing and/or access to services
The completed Application Form of the Funding Programme shall be submitted by post or in person to the EOC Office by 19 September 2023, 5:45pm. Please read the Guidelines for Applications and the related Annexes before completing the Application Form.
The EOC will host two briefing sessions in the EOC Office in Wong Chuk Hang. Interested organisations are invited to attend the briefing sessions listed below by submitting the Briefing Session Enrolment Form. Attendees will be able to understand more about the Funding Programme, including the revised Guidelines for Applications and the funding requirements.
- 17 August 2023 (Thursday), 3:30 – 4:30 pm (to be conducted in English)
- 22 August 2023 (Tuesday), 3:30 – 4:30 pm (to be conducted in Cantonese)