The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau is inviting applications for the Equal Opportunities (Sexual Orientation) Funding Scheme 2010-11.
The funding scheme was first launched in 1998 and has been running on an annual basis. The objective of the scheme is to provide funding support to worthwhile community projects which aim at promoting equal opportunities on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, or seek to provide support services for sexual minorities.
"More than $5.4 million has been allocated to non-governmental organisations in the past 12 years to fund various 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 (May 14).
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 applications is June 11.
A briefing session will be held on May 31 at Room 149, 1/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 20 Lower Albert Road, Central, to brief interested parties on the scope and operation of the funding scheme.
For enquiries, please contact 2810 3205.
Ends/Friday, May 14, 2010