The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau is inviting applications for the Children's Rights Education Funding Scheme 2009-10.
The objective of the scheme is to provide financial support for various organisations in organising relevant activities for promotion of children's rights.
"The Government is committed to working together with community organisations to promote the rights of children. Since 2006, we have launched the Children's Rights Education Funding Scheme," a spokesman for the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau said today (March 6).
"We have received enthusiastic support from organisations for the scheme in the past three years. The community activities funded under the scheme targeted different social groups, and have enhanced awareness of children’s rights among the public. So far, the scheme has funded more than 60 projects held by various NGOs, including community organisations, children's organisation and ethnic minority groups."
Application forms are available from the website of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (www.cmab.gov.hk/en/issues/child_funding.htm) and at all Public Enquiry Service Centres of the Home Affairs Department. The deadline for application is March 25.
For enquiries, please contact the Children's Rights Unit of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau at 2810 3950.
Ends/Friday, March 6, 2009