'Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities through Small Enterprise' Project
The objective of the Project is to enhance the employment of people with disabilities through market-driven approach and direct creation of more work opportunities for people with disabilities. Through the grant of seed money to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the Project supports the creation of small enterprises/businesses to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy genuine employment in a carefully planned and sympathetic working environment.
Bona-fide charitable NGOs recognized under Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112) Section 88 which have their own distinct legal entities authorized to carry out business activities in Hong Kong with at least 2 years active participation in welfare and charitable activities can apply for the grants from the Project. For any enquiry on the Project, please feel free to contact the Project Secretariat at 2892 5561.
With effect from 1 April 2012, Social Welfare Department (SWD) has implemented enhanced measures for new applications of the Project, e.g. :
The length of participation in welfare and charitable activities required for Non-SWD subvented NGOs is lowered from 5 years to 2 years ; and
The funding period will be extended from a maximum of 2 years to 3 years from the time of business commencement, with the funding ceiling of $2 million per business remaining unchanged.
Please click here to download the New Guide to Application ( effective from 1 April 2012 )
Please click here to download the Application Form
The list of supported projects is also available from here
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