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 December 2019.

Get Involved

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.

Be Inspired

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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Innovative Programmes-December
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
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
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. Details
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 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
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...