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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 2015-16.

     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
========   =============    ===========  ===========
Non-Capital Purchase of    Between      April 30,
Works       sports and     $2,000       2015
Project     recreational   and $80,000
            equipment for
            collective use                   
Capital     Building of    The ceiling of April 30,
Works       new            grant is       2015
Project     recreational   $660,000

Special     Construction   Between        April 30,
            of new sports  $660,000       2015
            facilities,    and            (First
            improvement of $3,000,000      Batch)
            existing sports                and            
            facilities and                 July 31,
            purchase of                    2015
            sports equipment               (Second
            for enhancement                Batch)
            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/Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Issued at HKT 14:31


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