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Grant application

Digital Solidarity Fund (Batch 8) - Special Grant on Development of Digital Inclusion Mobile Applications

Grant Objective

The Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) is now open for application for the "Special Grant on the Development of Digital Inclusion Mobile Applications". The objective of this Special Grant is to provide financial support to the development of mobile applications with contents or services that cater for the needs of the disadvantaged groups to encourage and facilitate their adoption of ICT to enhance their quality of life and social integration.


Grant details

This Special Grant serves as a complementary funding support to the "Sponsorship Scheme on Development of Digital Inclusion Mobile Applications" organized by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO).

For each submission of development project, a maximum grant of HK$50,000 from DSF would be applied. In addition, DSF-selected projects MUST also be submitted to the OGCIO Sponsorship Scheme, and the DSF grant would only be confirmed with the condition that the concerned project successfully secures the funding from OGCIO.

For details on the OGCIO Sponosorship Scheme, please visit

(Important notes: DSF Special Grant and OGCIO Sponsorship Scheme are independent funding schemes. It is the responsibility of the applicant organization to submit their application(s) separately to both schemes. DSF-selected project(s) are not guaranteed to Government funding. Applicant organizations are also reminded to observe the differences between the vetting criteria and terms and conditions of grants of the two schemes.)



Eligible applicant shall be an approved charitable institution or trust of a public character under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.


Application documents

Application form

Application guidelines


Submission of application

Applicant organizations shall submit their application(s) on or before 12:00 noon, 10 December 2012, to the DSF Secretariat:

Digital Solidarity Fund Secretariat

c/o Information Technology Resource Centre

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Room 1102, 11/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building

15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Please indicate “DSF Application - Special Grant on Development of Digital Inclusion Mobile Applications” on the envelope.



Digital Solidarity Fund Secretariat

Tel: 2922 9252 (Mr. Cheung)

Email: [email protected]