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SIE Fund has contributed to alleviation of poverty and social exclusion through the unique approaches of facilitating cross-sectoral collaboration and leveraging the social capital of intermediaries.
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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 169 projects have been funded under Innovative Programmes as of April 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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Appointment of SRACP as intermediary
28/5/2020
Appointment of SRACP as an intermediary to run a new innovative programme
The SIE Fund has recently appointed the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong (SRACP) as an intermediary to design and administer a brand new innovative programme “BEHub”. Under the programme, any eligible individuals or organisations that have innovative and sustainable ideas in alleviating poverty and social exclusion faced by the disadvantaged population in Hong Kong may apply for a grant from the SIE Fund to turn their ideas into social innovation projects. SRACP is now preparing for the launch of the programme in September 2020. 
Hong Kong Social Innovator - Co-Cooking HK
26/5/2020
Creating shared value by sharing kitchens
Dodo Cheng and Brandon Cheung came up with an idea to create shared value by linking up grassroots women who lack a chance to showcase their culinary talent with restaurant kitchens which are left idle during non-peak hours. This idea later developed into the co-cooking workspace "Co-cooking HK".  Click here to know more about their innovative idea. 
Innovative Programmes - April 2020
25/5/2020
More innovative projects to address diverse social needs
More innovative projects were approved. As of April 2020, 169 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 - WEDO GLOBAL
22/4/2020
WEDO GLOBAL - the tour to inclusion
Having noticed the lack of communication platforms between different ethnic groups in society, Bosco and Eva set up WEDO GLOBAL to organise community tours through which participants learn about other cultures while ethnic minorities are trained and work as tour guides. Read the story of how they promote cultural inclusion.  More stories about HKSIs...
Appointment of FSES as intermediary
6/4/2020
Appointment of FSES as intermediary to run a new innovative programme
The SIE Fund has recently appointed Fullness Social Enterprises Society Ltd (FSES) as an intermediary to design and administer a new innovative programme called "Innovator Farm". The programme seeks to nurture and incubate youths, primarily those aged 15 to 25, to develop innovative ideas and creative solutions for tackling social problems and addressing the needs of the underprivileged in Hong Kong. FSES is now preparing for the launch of programme in June 2020.
The SIE Fund is still in the process of appointing intermediaries for running different innovative programmes. Please stay tuned for updates. 
Hong Kong Social Innovators - Cecilia Ho
24/3/2020
A painter who gives new meaning to painting
Painting can do more than expressing one's feeling but be a medium that spreads joy and brings people together. Cecilia Ho has set up a social venture to recruit young people to join mural-painting work to help them build confidence, earn a living, as well as get connected with the community. Click here to read the story of the painter-turned social innovator.  More stories about HKSIs...
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. 
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. Click here to read how the two foster inclusion with incenses.  More stories about HKSIs...
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...
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...