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Funding Scheme For Women's Development

Funding Scheme For Women's Development Empowerment of women is one of the three major strategies adopted by the Women’s Commission (WoC) in fulfilling its mission of “enabling women to fully realise their due status, rights and opportunities in all aspects of life”. WoC believes that by organising programmes that aimed at developing the capacities of women, their potentials can be unleashed and enhanced, and they would be better equipped to contribute to society and help build a better community.

To encourage the community in organising programmes and activities conducive to women’s development, WoC has launched the Funding Scheme for Women’s Development (Funding Scheme) since 2012 and invites women’s groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) providing women’s services to submit applications under the Funding Scheme. The Funding Scheme comprises a total of HK$2 million, of which $1 million will be allocated by WoC to women’s groups and relevant NGOs in organising regional or territory-wide activities (WoC stream); and another $1 million will be distributed through the 18 District Councils (DCs) to women’s groups and relevant NGOs in organising district level activities (DC stream).

WoC will set a theme for the Funding Scheme every year and “Women’s Employment” will remain as the theme in 2017-18. Projects and programmes aiming at facilitating women in unleashing their potential, enhancing women’s employability and/or creating an environment that enables women to work will be considered under the Funding Scheme. For the WoC stream, there will be two rounds of application each year, one approximately in the second quarter whereas the other one approximately in the fourth quarter. Applicants can choose to apply for a one-year or two-year project. For each one-year project, the funding cap will be $100,000; for each two-year project, the funding cap will be $200,000.

The second round of the Funding Scheme (WoC Stream) for year 2017-18 is now open for application. If your organisation wishes to apply for the Funding Scheme (WoC stream), duly completed application forms, together with supporting documents, should reach by mail or in person to the WoC Secretariat, 10/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong, on or before 5:00pm, 31 October 2017. (Date on the postmark would be treated as the date of submission if application is delivered by post. Applicants should ensure that sufficient postage is affixed before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid/unpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hong Kong Post.) Please state on the envelope “Application for the second round of the Funding Scheme for Women’s Development 2017-18”. Late application will not be considered and they will not be carried forward to the application exercise next year automatically.

With regards to the second round of the Funding Scheme (WoC Stream) for year 2017-18, for one-year projects, applicants are required to complete all activities on or before 30 September 2018. For two-year projects, applicants are required to complete all activities on or before 30 September 2019.

The funding guidelines and funding application form are available for download in this webpage.

For enquiries, please contact the WoC Secretariat.

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Funding Scheme for Women's Development (Women's Commission Stream) Funding Guidelines
Annex A Permissible Items of Expenditure for Projects and Limits of Expenditure doc
Annex B Funding Application Form doc
Annex C Form of Application for Change of Approved Budget doc
Annex D Detailed Payment Arrangements doc
Annex E Record of Quotations doc
Annex F Final Report doc
Annex G Financial Report doc
Annex H Progress Report doc
Gender Mainstreaming Checklist