i. Open for Application
The Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme (ESR Programme) is a funding scheme supporting setting and scaling up of social enterprises. Each SE project is funded at a maximum amount of $3 million for 3 years.

The funded social enterprise projects –
(i) should provide job opportunities, products and/or services aiming at helping the self-reliance and social integration of the socially disadvantaged; and
(ii) are expected to become commercially sustainable following the funding period.

We welcome applications from organisations which are tax-exempt under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (IRO) (i.e. Section 88 Organisations) as well as from non-profit making organisations or social enterprises, which have operated for 1 year or more.

Phase 33 Application of the ESR Programme will be closed on 31 August 2022. Detailed information about eligibility, application procedures, application form and Guide to ESR Programme can be found in the webpage of ESR Programme.

ii. Briefing on ESR Programme
The ESR Programme will conduct a briefing session on its details –

Date: 8 July 2022 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Format: Online Conferencing (Cisco Webex Meetings)
Language: Cantonese


For information and download of Cisco Webex Meetings, please visit relevant website and download page.

Interested parties who would like to learn more about the ESR Programme are welcome to enroll for the briefing by completing and returning the application form (click here to download) to the ESR Secretariat ([email protected]via e-mail on or before 5 July 2022.

For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat at 2835 1383.


Source: The Secretariat to the ESR Programme, Home Affairs Department

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