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Idea Generation

With initial ideas/ aspirations to help disadvantaged people improve their poverty and social exclusion
 

 

Prototype

An innovative and original social project that can solve social problems, with feasibility and sustainability


Project Duration: 6-12 months
Maximum Funding Amount: HKD$100,000
Matching Fund^: Matching Fund is NOT required


^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. 

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Start-up

An innovative project that has been tested, will be or has been launched to market, with
business model to support the project


Project Duration: 12-18 months
Maximum Funding Amount: HKD$100,000
Matching Fund^: Not less than 1:1


^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.

Eligibility

  • Aged 18 or above

  • Non-bankruptcy person (no bankruptcy order or proceedings in the application)

  • Aim to address poverty and social exclusion

  • Organization/ group/ individual

Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries include but not limited to:

  • Children and Youth

  • Persons with Disabilities

  • Low-income Families

  • Elderly

  • People of Diverse Race

  • Other (Example):

    • Ex-offenders

    • Active or ex-drug abusers

    • Youth-at-risk

    • Persons in recovery

 

Application Procedure

Application

  1. Project staffs will contact online applicant for identity verification and confirmation of application.

  2. Make appointment through social media, email or mobile phone number with the project staffs for assistant to fill the application form in person.

  3. Submit the filled application form by mail/ fax/ email.

Application

Briefing Session

Submit proposal

Vetting and assessment

Post-funding support

Training

*Training includes experiential workshop, group training, individual coaching, etc.

 
 

Schedule

Sep

Sep-Oct

1st Recruitment

Briefing session
Experiential workshop
Group training
Individual coaching
Professional networking

Nov-Dec

Vetting and assessment
Post-funding training and support

Vetting Criteria

 

Business Model

Project applicant /

team capability

Project Management

Social innovativeness

Social impact

Prototype vetting criteria

weighting

Start-up vetting criteria

weighting

Business Model

Project Management

Project applicant/ team capability

Social Impact

Social Innovativeness

Vetting Criteria

Weighing

Prototype

Start-up

30%

25%

20%

20%

Business Model
  • Feasible project and implementation plan
  • Cost effectiveness
​Project Management
  • Effective marketing and promotion strategy
  • Reasonableness of implementation plan
  • Reasonable risk assessment and solution tackled implementation plan

20%

25%

​Project applicant /team capability
  • Capable to lead and implement the project
  • Related industry and/or practical experience concerning beneficiary
  • Good utilization of resources (Including
    all kinds of supports and networks)

20%

20%

10%

10%

​Social Impact

  • Clearly address poverty and social exclusion problem

  • Clearly meet target needs of beneficiary

  • Effectively collect, measure and present social impact

Social Innovativeness

  • Creativity and social innovativeness

Vetting Procedure

BEHub staffs will collect proposals, and seeks clarification or supplementary information
from the applicant. Afterwards, the applicant may be required to attend the Vetting to present
the proposals and answer judges’ questions.

 

Funding Amount

BEHub will notify the applicant of the result in written form (email and mail) within 90 days
after the pre-screening/ vetting. Successful applicant may be required to revise the proposal and/or business budget; revised document will be further examined by the endorsement party. Funding approval will be granted to the applicant upon the signing of the agreement with BEHub.

*Joint Vetting Committee (JVC) comprising members from various disciplines and sectors
and representative(s) of the SIE Fund Task Force will assess applications; formulate funding
decisions for each application. Where necessary, comments and advice will be sought from
other experts.

Tier

Threshold Value (HKD)

Endorsement Party

Tier 1

Below $50,000

Vetting Committee

Tier 2

$50,001-$100,000
(Matching fund is required
for the applicant of Start-up)

Joint Vetting Committee*

Document Checklist

 

Applicant

Prototype

Start-up

Documents

Application Form

​Apply Now

Signed Declaration of Past Submissions to SIE Fund

Download Document

Corporate governance plan/Articles of Association

Organization/ Group Application Only 

Registration documents
(Business Registration Certificate, Certificate of Incorporation, Prove of exemption of tax)

Organization/ Group Application Only