Sustainable Development Fund invites applications

The following is issued on behalf of the Council for Sustainable Development:

     The Council for Sustainable Development is now inviting applications from groups and individuals for grants to undertake projects that will raise public awareness of sustainable development and promote sustainable practices in Hong Kong.

     The Chair of the Council's Education and Publicity Sub-committee, Mrs Miranda Leung, said today (November 26) that this would be the 10th round of grant applications since the Sustainable Development Fund was established in 2003.

     "A number of priority areas will receive particular consideration in the current round of applications, including projects focusing on encouraging energy conservation, building a sustainable community, promoting sustainable lifestyles or practices, and sustainability reporting by industries and sectors," Mrs Leung said.

     She added that projects that are generally consistent with the overall objectives of the Sustainable Development Fund will also be welcome.

     Details of the priority areas and application forms are available at Applicants are encouraged to submit applications via email to Applications should reach the Sustainable Development Fund Secretariat by 5pm on February 25, 2013. Enquiries can be directed to the Secretariat at 3150 8166 or

     In the first nine rounds of applications from 2003 to 2012, 51 projects were approved with a total grant of about $49 million. These projects covered the areas of community involvement and capacity building, sustainable development education in schools and tertiary institutions, sustainability reporting, combating climate change, publication of a magazine and green map, and drama production. All these projects contributed to raising awareness of sustainable development in the community.

Ends/Monday, November 26, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:01