Donor: Hongkong Bank Foundation
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: China
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

The Hong Kong Bank Foundation supports a broad range of community projects in Hong Kong (around 150 projects annually). They fund projects in the areas of: social innovation and entrepeneurship, community development and social inclusion (i.e. disability, elderly), conserving biodiversity through wetland management and volunteering, water and environment, youth and education. The Foundation prefers to fund: (1) Directly rather than through third parties or fund-raising events; (2) Specific projects rather than general funds; (3) One-off programmes in aid of the disadvantaged; and (4) Locally-registered organisations under Section 88 of Hong Kong’s Inland Revenue Department. Continuing last year “Bringing People Together” them to facilitate district-based community initiatives to foster a more inclusive and harmonious society.

Priority will be given to projects that show: (1) Creativity: Induce creativity in promoting worthy social causes and create common grounds across people with different gender, age, ethnics, social and economic background; (2) Participation: Open up a wide range of opportunities for the community to participate, serve, share, learn, develop and innovate; (3) Commununity: Drive programmes and activities on meaningful social needs to benefit the community through leveraging the charity’s expertise and resources in the most effective way; and (4) Planning: Demonstrate efficient planning and cost effective programme implementation.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are: non-profit organisations registered under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap112) for at least 3 years.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Hong Kong.

4) Budget

Grant volumes differ per program and no standard maximum/minimum amounts are mentioned. For the community program, in 2018, a total of HKD18 million (approx. $2,296,350 in USD) has been being allocated to district-based community initiatives across 18 districts in Hong Kong. Funding amount ranges from a minimum of HKD200,000 (approx. $25,515 USD) and maximum HKD500,000 (approx $63,787 USD).

5) Application

The Foundation’s Advisory Committee meets four times a year (March, June, October). Applications should be sent to: Secretary of the Advisory Committee, The Hongkong Bank Foundation, c/o Corporate Sustainability, Level 10, Tower 2, HSBC Centre, 1 Sham Mong Road, Kowloon. Applications must be written in English and must include the following: (1) a completed application form; and (2) a full proposal, signed off by authorised staff preferably at headquarters level.

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