SIE Fund invites proposals
for new batch of intermediaries
to design and administer
The SIE Fund has engaged intermediaries as strategic partners to take forward initiatives under Capacity Building and Innovative Programmes since 2015 with the aim of attracting, inspiring and nurturing social entrepreneurship to develop innovations that address poverty and social exclusion and seek to foster the well-being and cohesion of the society. The first batch of intermediaries have attained notable achievements and it is decided that a new batch of intermediaries are to be engaged to further take forward the Fund's work.
The SIE Fund is now inviting proposals from interested parties to apply for the role of intermediaries for designing and administering Innovative Programmes to nurture and incubate social innovators or ventures of different forms and at different stages of development. Proposals from entities established in Hong Kong which share the Fund’s objective are welcome.
Sharing session cum recognition ceremony for Community Housing Movement
As one of the sponsoring parties, the SIE Fund is glad to see the achievement attained by the Community Housing Movement. Launched in 2017 by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Movement has so far provided more than 400 housing units and benefited some 200 households. A major development was seen early last year with the rolling out of the Good Homes project at To Kwa Wan Road - the largest project under the Movement to date providing 60 units - by the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council. A sharing session cum recognition ceremony was held on 6 January to give credit to the "floor captains" who are tenants taking the lead in building bonds among the residents. Officiating at the event, Secretary for Transport and Housing Mr Frank Chan praised the Movement and the Good Homes project for being more than just flat-sharing but also facilitating mutual support among residents.