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Applications invited for Main Fund of Sir David Trench Fund for Recreation

The following is issued on behalf of the Sir David Trench Fund Committee:

     The Sir David Trench Fund Committee is inviting eligible organisations to apply for the Main Fund of the Sir David Trench Fund for Recreation (the Fund) for 2014-15.

     The Fund is to be used for the provision of facilities and purchase of equipment for projects in the furtherance of the objectives of the Main Fund. In keeping with the donor's wishes, emphasis is placed on encouraging the purposeful use of leisure by young people.

     Three categories of grants are available under the Fund as follows:

Type of      Funding Scope  Amount of    Application
Project                     Grant per    Deadline
========     =============  ===========  ===========

Capital      Building of    The ceiling  April 30,
Works        new            of grant is  2014
Projects     recreational   $620,000

Non-Capital  Purchase of    Between      April 30,
Works        sports and     $2,000 and   2014
Projects     recreational   $80,000
             equipment for
             collective use

Special      Construction   Between      April 30,
Projects     of new sports  $620,000     2014
             facilities,    and          (First
             improvement    $3,000,000   Batch), and
             of existing                 July 31,
             sports facilities           2014
             and purchase of             (Second
             sports equipment            Batch)
             for enhancement
             of training of elite
             squads and
             developing sports
             at the community

     Each applicant organisation can submit only one application for the same category of grants within the same year.

     The application guidelines and application forms are available on the website of the Home Affairs Bureau ( and also obtainable from the Secretariat of the Sir David Trench Fund Committee upon request.

     Completed application forms should be submitted before the respective deadlines to the Secretariat of the Sir David Trench Fund Committee at the following address:

     13/F, West Wing,
     Central Government Offices,
     2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar,
     Hong Kong

     For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat of the Sir David Trench Fund Committee at 3509 7068 or 3509 8039.

Ends/Monday, January 27, 2014
Issued at HKT 10:00


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