As an Intermediary of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund since 2015, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) launches Impact Incubator – a one-stop supporting platform to support and incubate social innovative projects from various stages including late prototype, start up, growing and scale up. Until now, we have supported over 140 social innovation projects.

Well-being and mental health have become issues of concern, especially under the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertain economic environment. In response to this emerging need, HKCSS’ Impact Incubator is calling for a special cohort that aims to address mental health and well-being issues amongst local youth, elderly and other disadvantaged groups in Hong Kong. The projects should also relate to poverty alleviation, prevention or social inclusion. The special cohort’s details are summarised below:


  • Organisations (e.g. tax-exempted organisations, societies) registered in Hong Kong
  • Companies (limited by guarantee or limited by shares) registered in Hong Kong.

Application should align with the following funding objectives

  • Poverty alleviation/ prevention or social inclusion
  • Address mental health and well-being issues amongst local youth, elderly and other disadvantaged groups in Hong Kong

Types of funding stages

  • Start-up
  • Growing
  • Scale-up

Applicants should submit their applications through the HKCSS’ Impact Incubator’s online application system on or before 28 October 2021 (Thursday). For full application guidelines and forms, please visit our website.

To help interested parties to apply the special cohort of the SIE Fund grant funding through the HKCSS’ Impact Incubator, we will organise a briefing session on 28th September 2021 (Tuesday). During/In the session, we will briefly introduce this special cohort, SIE Fund’s funding objectives, application and vetting process and our incubation support. Interested parties can refer to the following:


28th September 2021 (Tuesday)


3:30-5:00pm (Registration begins at 3:15pm)


Room 201, 2/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Bldg., 15 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai


40 (First Come First Serve)




Please register online (Please register online on or before 21st September 2021 (Tuesday). Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email by 23rd September 2021 (Thursday).)

Enquiry: Ms. Teresa Wong (2876 2492; [email protected]

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