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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
 
  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.
         
  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.
         
  Application Form and Manual
    Application form for the I&T Fund can be downloaded here:
(Application form, MS Word) 
      Application form - General Information Sheet
      Procurement of Innovative Technology Product
      Rental of Innovative Technology Product
      Trial Use of Newly Developed Technology Product
      Guidance Notes
    Please study the I&T Fund Manual (November 2018 Version) which can be downloaded here.
         
  Submission of Applications
    Applications should be addressed 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.
         
  Reference Materials for Applicant Organisations
    Applicant organisations should refer to the following information before making applications –Applicant organisations should refer to the following information before making applications –
      I&T Fund Fund Manual (November 2018 Version)
      Reference List of “Recognised Technology Application Products” can be downloaded here
      Powerpoint of the briefing session of the I&T Fund held on 28 November 2018 can be downloaded here (Only Chinese version is available)
      Answers to frquently asked questions regarding the I&T Fund can be download here (Only Chinese version is available)
 
  Source of Income
    The Government has earmarked $1 billion for setting up the I&T Fund.
 
  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
    Fax No. : 2117 3876