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ECF announces Community Waste Reduction Projects in Hong Kong

ECF announces Community Waste Reduction Projects in Hong Kong

Deadline: 19-Jun-23

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) has announced the Community Waste Reduction Projects to enhance awareness and ensure sustained participation of the public in solid waste recycling, reduction, separation, and recovery.

Each Community Waste Reduction Project should normally last for not more than two years, unless with justifications accepted by or as required by the ECF Committee for specific reason(s).

All Community Waste Reduction Projects should target at enhancing the environmental awareness and knowledge of the participants, mobilising action and inducing behavioural changes to tackle environmental problems, with positive impact on the environment and measurable and tangible outcome against the objectives set for the projects. Applicant organisations should identify effective and innovative means, where possible, to achieve the project objectives and minimize the environmental impacts during project implementation, including waste generation, material and energy consumption.

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) was set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to provide funding support for educational, research and other projects and activities in relation to environmental and conservation matters. The objectives are to promote individual behavioural and lifestyle changes to achieve sustainable development, and develop or introduce innovative technologies and practices to improve the environment and conserve resources. The key funding schemes are Community Waste Reduction Projects, Environmental Education and Community Action Projects and Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference Projects.

Funding Information
  • The maximum amount of funding support for each audit will be HK$20,000.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Local non-profit making organisations (e.g. community bodies, green groups, schools and tertiary institutions, etc.) are eligible to apply for Community Waste Reduction Projects.
  • Eligible applicant organisations should provide the following document(s), whichever is applicable, to support their eligibility as a local non-profit making organisation. Please refer to the following guidelines (if applicable) for the relevant supporting document requirements:
  • Local tax-exempt charities
  • Local tax-exempt charities refer to organisations which are exempted from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112). When submitting an application, the applicant organisation must provide:
  • a copy of the letter issued by the Inland Revenue Department on tax-exemption under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112);
  • A copy of the organisation’s registration document;
  • A copy of the organisation’s Articles of Association; and
  • A list of the principal persons-in-charge and their positions.
  • Local registered and non-profit-making organisations
  • When submitting an application, the applicant organisation must provide:
  • A copy of the certificate of incorporation issued by the Companies Registry pursuant to the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) or the former Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32); or a copy of the certificate of registration pursuant to the Societies Ordinance (Cap. 151);
  • A copy of the organisation’s Articles of Association (which must include clauses prohibiting the distribution of the organisation’s profits or properties amongst its members upon dissolution; and its objects and powers shall not include the distribution of profits to members); and
  • A list of the directors/office-bearers and their positions.

For more information, visit ECF.

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