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Important Note

The Home Affairs Department (HAD) has launched a 24-hour telephone hotline (1833 019) to provide support and assistance to persons undergoing home quarantine under the "StayHomeSafe" Scheme.

We remind you to stay vigilant to fraudulent phone calls and correspondence claiming to be from our office. We will not normally make calls to members of the public through the hotline. We will not make phone calls or write to members of the public to ask them to provide personal information or make any payment. As our hotline is operated by a central telephone system, the hotline number 2835 2500 will not be displayed. If you have any doubt, please contact our staff for verification or please call the Hong Kong Police Anti-Deception Coordination Centre 24-hour Anti-Scam Helpline 18222 for enquiry. For details, please browse the following press releases –

Press release dated 8 October 2019

Press release dated 26 July 2019

Press release dated 28 April 2017

Press release dated 5 April 2017

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Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant organisations (including co-organisers)/schools must be:

  1. an eligible organisation, including a registered body, statutory body, local organisation or recognised community organisation; or
  2. a tertiary institution, government primary or secondary school, aided primary or secondary school, primary or secondary school under the Direct Subsidy Scheme, caput school, English Schools Foundation (junior or secondary school), private primary or secondary school or special school in the district.

The application must comply with the following requirements/conditions:

  1. The target participants of the activity are Hong Kong young people aged between 6 and 29;
  2. The activity must be non-profit-making and should not be used for political, religious or commercial publicity for an individual or an organisation;
  3. No duplicate application for the same activity to more than one district or funding scheme can be made;
  4. First-time applicant organisations/schools are required to submit with the application form general information of the organisations/schools, such as their mission, constitution and list of board members, to the respective District Youth Programme Committee (DYPC). Applicant organisations/schools with experience in organising youth activities will be given special consideration; and
  5. The minimum funding application for Territory-wide/Cross-district Youth Development Activities is HK$50,000. Applications for a funding amount less than HK$50,000 will not be considered unless with endorsement and recommendation from the respective DYPC.

Funding Criteria

Youth Development Programme has been committed to promoting a culture of multi-faceted excellence and a series of core values of youth development, including:

  1. Cohesiveness;
  2. Creativity;
  3. Leadership;
  4. Vision; and
  5. Life Enrichment.

For enquiries on application procedures, please contact the Secretariats of DYPCs