The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau invites organisations to apply for funding from the Equal Opportunities (Sexual Orientation) Funding Scheme for 2009-10.
The objective of the scheme is to provide funding support to worthwhile community projects which aim at promoting equal opportunity on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, or seek to provide support services for sexual minorities.
The funding scheme was first launched in 1998 and has been running on an annual basis.
"More than $5 million has been allocated to non-governmental organisations in the past 11 years to fund activities aimed at promoting equal opportunity on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity," a spokesman for the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau said today (April 20).
Application forms are available at all Public Enquiry Service Centres of the Home Affairs Department. The forms can also be downloaded from the bureau website at www.cmab.gov.hk/en/issues/equalsdofs_sex.htm. The deadline for submission of applications is May 18.
A briefing session will be held on May 4 at the conference room, 21/F Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, to brief interested parties on the scope and operation of the funding scheme.
For enquiries, please contact 2835 1565.
Ends/Monday, April 20, 2009