The Health Care and Promotion Fund (HCPF) now invites applications for grants supporting i) non-research projects on health promotion and, ii) proposals under the Seed Funding Scheme, to develop innovative, effective and sustainable health promotion programmes in the community. The closing date is 31 July 2015 (18:00 HKT). Application forms and guidance notes can be downloaded at http://rfs2.fhb.gov.hk/english/funds/funds_hcpf/funds_hcpf_how/funds_hcpf_overview.html
This is the 29th call for grant applications for Non-Research Health Promotion Projects and the 8th round for the Seed Funding Scheme of the HCPF. Principal applicants must be representatives of non-profit making organisations, a registered community group or a group formed under a registered non-profit making body.
Non-Research Health Promotion Projects
Funding for an approved project will normally not exceed $300,000. Upon completion of project, an applicant who wishes to propagate an effective programme to reach a wider target group may apply for extension of project. The total sum of funding for an extended project together with the original project will generally not exceed $500,000.
Seed Funding Scheme
The Seed Funding Scheme aims to facilitate the mobilization of local resources to promote health in the community and encourage partnership between public, private and non-governmental organisations. It offers non-recurrent funding opportunities to support development of innovative, effective and sustainable programmes in the community, in particular those include evaluation using scientific methods and that able to generate evidence of their effectiveness. Funding for an approved project will generally not exceed $500,000.
Assessment criteria include:
· Effectiveness and sustainability of the programme,
· Potential to build community capacity in health promotion,
· Relevance to local health promotion,
· Feasibility of the proposal,
· Justification of requested budget,
· Evaluation plan of effectiveness, and
· Track record of the administering institution and applicants.
Priority for funding will be given to applications targeting underprivileged groups who are vulnerable to ill-health, and health promotion programmes carried out in primary care settings. To maximize the effects of health promotion interventions, multidisciplinary approaches, cross-sectorial collaborations and community engagement are prerequisites for success. These factors all contribute towards a supportive and sustainable environment that empowers individuals to take ownership and self-responsibility for their health.
In addition, higher funding priorities will be accorded to the following thematic areas:
· Tobacco control;
· Lifestyle, nutrition and physical activity;
· Mental well-being;
· Injury prevention;
· Reducing alcohol-related problems;
· Promoting family doctor model of care;
· Empowering the community in the management of chronic diseases and strengthening preventive care in children and older adults;
· Cancer prevention;
· Breastfeeding; and
· Healthy use of Internet and electronic screen products.
The target areas are describe at Annex, and can also be downloaded at http://rfs.fhb.gov.hk. Applications which fall outside the above priorities may still be considered, although they will have a lower funding preference.
Download: Annex HCPF