Social Innovation in Action

We support innovative projects of different forms and at various stages of development for preventing and alleviating poverty and social exclusion, promoting social integration and enhancing people's well-being and cohesion of society.
A total of 167 projects have been funded under Innovative Programmes as of January 2020.

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Have an innovative idea? We have engaged intermediaries to administer capacity building programmes and funding schemes. Individuals and organisations with innovative ideas in addressing poverty and social exclusion and wish to seek support for implementation may approach the intermediaries direct.

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Social Innovators come from different walks of life, different generations and have different backgrounds but all share the same empathy for the underprivileged and apply their expertise to drive change for social good. Be inspired by their stories.
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SIE Fund welcomes proposals to address the Novel Coronavirus Epidemic
27/2/2020
SIE Fund welcomes proposals to address the Novel Coronavirus Epidemic
In response to the Novel Coronavirus Epidemic, the SIE Fund welcomes innovative solutions specifically addressing the needs of the community in combating the epidemic or the needs of Hong Kong residents directly affected by the epidemic. Proposals should be submitted to the innovative programme "Impact Incubator" under the Fund. For those proposals which give timely responses to the current epidemic situation, the SIE Fund will give priority consideration and speed up the assessment process. For details, please visit the website of Impact Incubator
Reappointment of HKCSS as intermediary
13/2/2020
Reappointment of HKCSS as intermediary for a new term of service
The SIE Fund reappoints the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) as an intermediary for a new term of service to design and administer the innovative programme “Impact Incubator”. Under the programme, any eligible individuals or organisations who have innovative and sustainable ideas in alleviating poverty and social exclusion problems in Hong Kong may apply for a grant from the SIE Fund to turn their ideas into social innovation projects. Details of the programme can be found here.
The SIE Fund is in the process of appointing more intermediaries for running different innovative programmes. Please stay tuned for updates. 
Hong Kong Social Innovators - Lin Heung House
12/2/2020
Scents of ethnic inclusion
Max Cheng has had a bonding with incenses since childhood and founded a brand of incenses for local market. Hoping to achieve more with incenses, Max and his partner Johnny Lo recruit ethnic minority women familiar with scents and spices as artisans who earn increased incomes and a sense of social belonging. Read how the two foster inclusion with incenses. Details
Innovative Programmes-December
16/1/2020
More innovative projects to address diverse social needs
More innovative projects were approved. As of December 2019, 167 projects have been approved under the Fund’s Innovative Programmes. Please visit the Innovative Programmes section for more details about these projects. 
Reappointment of PolyU as intermediary
15/1/2020
Reappointment of PolyU as intermediary for a new term of service
The SIE Fund reappoints PolyU Technology and Consultancy Co Ltd (PolyU) as an intermediary for a new term of service to design and administer the innovative programme "Good Seed". Under the programme, students or alumni of higher education institutions who have innovative ideas to address social needs may apply for a grant from the SIE Fund to turn the ideas into prototypes. Details of the programme can be found here.
The SIE Fund is in the process of appointing more intermediaries for running different innovative programmes. Please stay tuned for updates. 
Hong Kong Social Innovators-Wheel Power Challenge
13/1/2020
From own experience to experiential activities for all
Gloria Ma, a wheelchair user in the Wheel Power Challenge team, is eager to let people understand the daily challenges faced by disabled persons. Her experience inspired the team to organise wheelchair experiential activities that spread the idea of inclusion to society.  More stories about HKSIs...
Hong Kong Social Innovators-James Chong Rolling Books
10/12/2019
"Rolling" the reading culture into community
Many kids find reading boring. James Chong, a book lover who once ran a bookstore, notices that underprivileged children lose interest in reading because they lack a pleasant experience. He determines to make a change. Through "Rolling Books", he brings the joy of reading to schools and the community in an innovative way.  More stories about HKSIs...
Hong Kong Social Innovators-PuYu
6/11/2019
Tapping into the power of plants for therapy
With strong vitality, a plant not only can survive tough conditions but also be used for therapy. Three horticultural therapists set up PuYU to help the elderly delay their cognitive decline and lead a spirited life. Click here to read the story of how they spread positive energy through horticultural therapy.  More stories about HKSIs...
Innovative Programmes-Sept
29/10/2019
160 projects funded under Innovative Programmes
We support innovative projects of different forms and at various stages of development for poverty-alleviation and prevention of social exclusion. As of September 2019, a total of 160 projects have been funded under Innovative Programmes. More details can be found here
The Chief Executive's 2019 Policy Address
16/10/2019
The Chief Executive's 2019 Policy Address
"Inject $500 million through the Lotteries Fund into the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund to further promote social innovation and cultivate social entrepreneurship, and to address social needs through innovative ideas, products and services, thereby alleviating poverty and social exclusion in Hong Kong." (extracted from Chapter IV of the Supplement, Diversified EconomyRead more...