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- Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care

 
  Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care
 
  News
    The second tranche of I&T Fund is open for application from 25 June 2019 to 24 September 2019.  Latest version of application forms and guidance notes can be downloaded here:
      Guidance Notes
      Application Form (for procurement)
      Application Form (for rental)
      Application Form (for trial use) & project milestones
         
      Note
        1)  Each application should include:
      i.   application form (Two original copies and soft copy)
      ii.   quotation
      iii.   product catalog
      iv.   compact disc (containing aforementioned items i ii, iii)
        2)  Quotation should indicate:
      i.   price and quantity of each component of product or service
      ii.   details of applied staff training fee (if applicable)
        3)  When filling in the application:
      i.   do not count free maintenance in the requested maintenance year
      ii.   consider the coverage of free maintenance and the need for purchasing maintenance
   
  Background
    The “Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care” (I&T Fund) has been set up in December 2018 to subsidise elderly and rehabilitation service units to procure, rent and trial use technology products, so as to improve the quality of life of service users as well as reduce the burden and pressure of care staff and carers.
         
  Source of Income
    The Government has earmarked $1 billion for setting up the I&T Fund.
         
  Eligibility of Applicant Organisations
    The following types of organisations receiving subsidies from the Social Welfare Department (SWD) and providing subsidised services for the elderly or persons with disabilities (PWDs) are eligible for applying the I&T Fund:
       
    (a) Elderly services
      non-governmental organisations (NGOs) providing community care and support services for the elderly;
      NGOs providing residential care services for the elderly;
      self-financing nursing homes participating in the “Nursing Home Place Purchase Scheme”;
      recognised service providers (RSPs) under the “Pilot Scheme on Community Care Service Voucher for the Elderly”; RSPs under the “Pilot Scheme on Residential Care Service Voucher for the Elderly”; or
      private organisations participating in the “Enhanced Bought Place Scheme” for providing residential care services for the elderly;
         
    (b) Rehabilitation services
      NGOs providing day rehabilitation and community support services for PWDs;
      NGOs providing residential care services for PWDs; or
      private organisations participating in the “Bought Place Scheme” for providing residential care services for PWDs.
         
  Assessment Panel
    The Assessment Panel (AP) of the I&T Fund will examine and advise on the applications for the I&T Fund and recommends the amount of grants.
         
  Forms and Reference
      I&T Fund Manual (November 2018 Version)
      Reference List of “Recognised Technology Application Products” (Aug 2019 Version)
      Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the I&T Fund
      Powerpoint of the briefing session of the I&T Fund held on 28 November 2018
      Authority for Payment to a Bank (GF179A)
      Claim Form and Quotation Record Sheet (updated version)
     
         
  Submission of Applications
    Applications should be submitted in person or by post to
     
Secretariat for Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care
Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch
Social Welfare Department
Rooms 2701-07, 27/F,
Two Chinachem Exchange Square,
338 King's Road, North Point,
Hong Kong.
         
  Approved Applications
      Results of Application of Tranche 1, Year 2018/2019 (as at 14 May 2019)
         
  Enquiries
    Office :
Secretariat for Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care
Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch
Social Welfare Department
Rooms 2701-07, 27/F,
Two Chinachem Exchange Square,
338 King's Road, North Point,
Hong Kong.
    Tel. No. : 3106 2852 / 3106 2846 / 3106 2876
    Fax No. : 2117 3876