HKEX Foundation has set up the HKEX Impact Funding Scheme (the Scheme) to support Recognised Social Enterprises (SEs). The Scheme, in partnership with The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), aims to support SEs to develop impactful and sustainable projects based on four focus areas: Financial Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Poverty Relief and Environmental Sustainability, serving a wide spectrum of people in need in our community and addressing various social and environmental challenges.

Briefing Session


28 June 2024 (Fri)


4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Auditorium, 1/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai




Please click here (Successful registrants will receive confirmation email after enrollment deadline)



Enrollment deadline

12nn, 26 June 2024 (Wed)


3:45 – 4:00p.m.

Registration starts

4:10 – 4:40p.m.

  • Introduction on HKEX Impact Funding Scheme – Representative from HKEX Foundation
  • Application Details – Representative from the Hong Kong Council of Social Service

4:40 – 4:50p.m.

Sharing by AI Guided (HKEX Impact Funding Scheme 2023 grantee)

4:50 – 5:00p.m.

Sharing by The Loops Hong Kong (HKEX Impact Funding Scheme 2023 grantee)

5:00 – 5:30p.m.



Application Details


Date of Application

The Scheme will accept online application from 3 July to 1 August 2024 at 5 p.m. The online application platform will open later.


Social Enterprises (SEs) which have a clear social mission, revenue model, and a proven track record and

  • Listed on the Social Enterprise Directory (SED) managed by the HKCSS; or
  • Accredited under the Social Enterprise Endorsement (SEE) Mark administered by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises (HKGCSE); or
  • Previously or currently supported by the government’s SE funding schemes, such as

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) and Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme (ESR) and Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities through Small Enterprise Project (3E)

Funding Amount

The funding amount for each proposed project should range from HKD800,000 to HKD2,000,000.

Project Duration

The duration of each proposed project should be 12 or 24 months. (Starting from 1 December 2024 and to be completed on 30 November 2025 or 30 November 2026. Each project will have a 1-month preparation period before project launch)


About HKEX Foundation

HKEX Foundation was established in June 2020 to deepen HKEX’s connectivity and long-standing commitment to addressing the social and environmental challenges faced by our communities. It is a recognised charitable entity under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. HKEX Foundation supports those in need through partnerships with local charities and funding projects across four focus areas: Financial Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Poverty Relief, and Environmental Sustainability.



The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Email: [email protected]

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