The Health Care and Promotion Fund (HCPF) now invites applications for grants supporting i) health promotion projects and, ii) proposals under the Seed Funding Scheme, to develop innovative, effective and sustainable health promotion programmes in the community. Application forms and guidance notes can be downloaded at http://rfs.fhb.gov.hk.
This is the 30th call for grant applications for Non-Research Health Promotion Projects and the 9th 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.
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:
Priority for funding is given to applications targeting underprivileged groups who are vulnerable to ill-health, and health promotion programmes carried out in primary care settings. To sustain the effects of health promotion interventions, multidisciplinary approach and cross-sectoral collaborations engaging the community to create supportive environments and to empower individuals to take ownership of their health are keys to success.
In addition, higher funding priorities will be accorded to the following thematic areas:
The target areas are describe as 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.
Completed applications should be forwarded to Knowledge Transfer Office by 8 July 2016 (Friday). Knowledge Transfer Office will help to coordinate signatures in the relevant sections (i.e. administering institution of application form).