24/06/2018My Blog - Homepage of the Chief Secretary for Administration’s Office
Despite up to 3000 tonnes of food being dumped every day, there are grassroots people who are in need of food support services. While passionate people and organisations are offering help, the effectiveness is undermined by the insufficient information. In June 2016 the SIE Fund engaged St James' Settlement as its intermediary with a funding of HK$ 10 million, and FOOD-CO, an all-round collaborative platform for food support services, was launched in May 2017 as a move to alleviate poverty by social innovation.
The SIE Fund, set up in 2013 with an allocation of HK$500 million from the Lotteries Fund and overseen by a task force under the Commission on Poverty, has provided funding support totalling HK$120 million for 140 projects in the past three years. A two-day Social Innovation Fair is now underway to showcase the Fund’s achievements. (Audio clip of the news report in Cantonese)
SIE Fund showcases its innovative projects
07/06/2018Newswrap - RTHK
The goal is to use innovative ideas to address social problems and improve life, such as those of the elderly, the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund is now showcasing more than 140 projects it funded. Its spokesperson spoke to the reporter and introduced some of the highlights of the event. (Click here to listen to the newscast. The part on SIE Fund starts at around 37 min 16 sec.)