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 160 projects have been funded under Innovative Programmes as of September 2019.

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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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Social-Inno Box houses videos sharing innovative ideas and telling stories of our work.
Stay tuned to it to keep abreast of our development and innovations that go beyond merely being innovative but tackle social problems.
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Hong Kong Social Innovators-James Chong Rolling Books
"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 often lose interest in reading since they lack a pleasant experience. He determines to make a change. Through "Rolling Books", he is bringing the joy of reading to schools and the community in an innovative way. Details
Hong Kong Social Innovators-PuYu
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
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
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...
Hong Kong Social Innovators-Kabaddi United
Building bridges with sports
How to foster social integration among teens? The two founders of Kabaddi United Hong Kong strive to break ethnic and cultural barriers through promoting the South Asian sport Kabaddi by which teenagers of different ethnic backgrounds can interact and get connected. More stories about HKSIs...
Innovative Programmes-August
More innovative projects to address diverse social needs
More innovative projects were approved. As of August 2019, 156 projects have been approved under the Fund’s Innovative Programmes. Please visit the Innovative Programmes section for more details about these projects. 
Hong Kong Social Innovators-Zunosaki
Robotics makes rehab treatment "handy"
Newmen and Alvin co-founded Zunosaki and developed a lightweight, user-friendly and affordable robotic hand to help stroke patients receive treatment during the critical rehab period. Read the story of these two social innovators devoted to making rehab technology more accessible. More stories about HKSIs...
Hong Kong Social Innovators-CP2Joy
Innovation that helps oneself and others
Cerebral palsy has set limits on the physical ability of Sunny Cheung but not his aspiration. He developed a voice-controlled input software "CP2Joy" to help himself as well as other disabled persons to use the computer more easily. Read how he turned his experience into inspiration contributing to social inclusion. More stories about HKSIs...