Objective: To provide a cross-sectoral platform that connects social innovation implementers (SIIs) to specific problems and relevant resources and networks built around social welfare agencies, social enterprises, philanthropy foundations, business associations and professional bodies to help SIIs generate innovative and sustainable poverty-alleviating ideas. Implementation support will also be provided through at least 12 months' series of intensive programmes. Different project types, including prototype, start-up and scale-up, will be funded during the engagement period.
Theme: Linking up social capital and helping social enterprises, organisations and social entrepreneurs develop business skills, identify opportunities and apply business approaches to address social needs.
Eligibility: NGOs, social enterprises, companies and Hong Kong citizens aged 18 and above are all welcome.
The Programme: It covers both Capacity Building and Innovative Programmes (applicable to prototype, start-up and scale-up projects).
Capacity Building: includes "Future Camp", business clinic, skill-based training programmes, peer learning platform and social impact assessment training.
Innovative Programmes: provides one-stop support to innovative projects of different stages, covering funding, knowledge, space and sales network.