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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
    1. Results of Application of Tranche 5 (February 2021 to May 2021)
      1st cluster of approved projects / items
      2nd cluster of approved projects / items 
         
    2. The sixth tranche of I&T Fund is open for application from 6 September 2021 to 26 October 2021.
         
    3. Reference List of Recognised Technology Application Products has been updated in September 2021. Revisions have been made to the reference specifications of various product types. Organisations that wish to apply or have received approval for grant for the procurement/rental of products under item number with reference descriptions 3.1 Disinfection robot, 15.1 Smart anti-wandering solution, 17.1 Smart management system and 20.3 Wireless health monitoring equipment etc., should take note of the reminders.
           
  Application Submission
    Procurement and Rental of Technology Product
      Forms
      Application Form (procurement) (Sep 2021 Version)
      Application Form (rental) (Sep 2021 Version)
         
      Points to Note for Application Submission:
      1. Submit at least one quotation and product catalog in both hard and soft copies
      2. Submit two original hard copies of completed Application Form with all required documents
      3. Indicate price and quantity of each product component and service item in the quotation
      4. Take note of the coverage of free maintenance and consider the need for purchasing maintenance
      5. Do not count free maintenance period in the requested maintenance year
      6. Provide details in quotation when applying for staff training expenses
           
      Guidelines
      I&T Fund Manual (Sep 2021 Version)
      Guidance Notes (Procurement & Rental)
         
      Reference
      Reference List of Recognised Technology Application Products (Sep 2021 Version)
      Powerpoint of the Briefing Session of the I&T Fund held on 28 November 2018
         
    Trial Use of Technology Product
      Forms
      Application Form (trial use) (Sep 2021 Version)
           
      Guidelines
      Guidance Notes (Trial Use)
           
      Reference
      Introduction to Application For Trial Use
           
  Claim Form Submission
      Forms
      Authority for Payment to a Bank (GF179A)
      Claim Form and Quotation Record Sheet (Jul 2021 version)
           
      Points to Note for Claim Form Submission:
      1. Claim for each grant code must be covered by a separate Claim Certificate.
      2. The correct Grant Code provided by the Social Welfare Department must be quoted to identify the particular grant against which the current claim is being made.
      3. Claim Certificate should be submitted with:
        (a) Two original hard copies of completed Claim Certificate;
        (b) One original and one duplicate copy of invoices;
        (c) One original and one duplicate copy of receipts;
        (d) One original copy of Quotation Record Sheet; and
        (e) One duplicate copy of quotations with details including price, specifications, certification and required operating professional.
      4. For Elderly service unit, please submit the completed application forms with all required documents to Rooms 3105-09, 31/F, Two Chinachem Exchange Square, 338 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong.
      5. For Rehabilitation service unit, please submit the completed application forms with all required documents to Rooms 502, 5/F, West Coast International Building, 290-296 Un Chau Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon.
         
    Guidelines
      Sample for Completing the Claim Form
           
  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.
           
  Results of Application of Tranche 1 (Year 2018/2019)
      1st cluster of approved projects / items
      2nd cluster of approved projects / items
           
  Results of Application of Tranche 2 (June 2019 to September 2019)
      1st cluster of approved projects / items
      2nd cluster of approved projects / items
           
  Results of Application of Tranche 3 (February 2020 to Apr 2020)
      1st cluster of approved projects / items
      2nd cluster of approved projects / items
         
  Results of Application of Tranche 4 (August 2020 to November 2020)
      1st cluster of approved projects / items
      2nd cluster of approved projects / items
           
  Submission of Applications
    Applications should be submitted in person or by post to
     
Secretariat to Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care
Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch
Social Welfare Department
Rooms 502, 5/F,
West Coast International Building,
290-296 Un Chau Street, Sham Shui Po,
Kowloon.
           
  Enquiries
    Office :
Secretariat to Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care
Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch
Social Welfare Department
Rooms 502, 5/F,
West Coast International Building
,
290-296 Un Chau Street, Sham Shui Po,
Kowloon.
    Tel. No. : 3106 2870 / 3106 2876 / 3106 2846 / 3106 2852
    Fax No. : 3188 2845