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Anti-epidemic Fund - Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme Opens for Social Enterprises’ Application

HKCSS ONLY accepts the application from social enterprise (SE) retail stores. If your retail store is running as a SE, please continue to browse the following content.

If your organisation or company is not operated as a social enterprise, please submit application via the online application system of the Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (www.retailsubsidy.gov.hk ). For questions, please contact 1836 111 by phone or enquiry@retailsubsidy.hk by email. Thank you.

To provide relief to retailers to tide over their financial difficulties arising from the epidemic, the Government has established a HK$ 5.6 billion “Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme” under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”.  Under the Scheme, a one-off subsidy of HK$80,000 will be provided to each eligible retail store, subject to a ceiling of HK$3 million for retail stores under the same organization.

Retail store of social enterprises can apply for the Scheme through Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC) of the Council. Two e-briefing sessions will be organized to help applicants understand the programme details.  Details of application and briefing sessions are as follows.

Application Details

Eligibility of  application   

  • Applicant has to be conducting substantial and substantive retail business at fixed physical and individually operated store in Hong Kong; and

  • Meeting the following criteria:
    (a) Listed on the Social Enterprise Directory maintained by HKCSS; or
    (b) Accredited under the Social Enterprise Endorsement (SEE) Mark administered by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises (HKGCSE); or
    (c) Supported by government grants, such as the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund, Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme and Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities through Small Enterprise Project; and
  • Commenced business before 1 January 2020 and is still in operation at the time of application.。
Application  procedure 
  • Submit the duly completed application form and all required supporting documents (including Business Registration Certification and/or Certification of tax exemption under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance) to SEBC between Mar 23 and Apr 12, 2020 via email (sebc@hkcss.org.hk)* or by post (Rm 1002, 10/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Bldg., 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong) for verification of eligibility^. Please also state “Apply for the Anti-epidemic Fund - Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme” on the email subject or envelope.
    *If the attachment exceed 5MB, please upload the attachment to Google Drive or Dropbox and share the link to us, to ensure that HKCSS could receive your application,
    ^To assess the eligibility of the social enterprise retail stores which are listed in the submitted application form, SEBC may request the applicant(s) to provide supplementary information and document(s)
  • The HKCSS will submit those verified applications to the Secretariat of the Anti-epidemic Fund for further processing.
Application Period From 23 March 2020 to 12 April 2020
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Application Form
*If your organisation or company is not operated as a social enterprise, please submit application via the online application system of the Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (www.retailsubsidy.gov.hk).

Guidance Notes 

Enquiry

Ms. WONG(2864 2993#;sebc@hkcss.org.hk
Office Hour: Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00; 14:00-17:30 (except public holidays)

#Please leave voice messages with providing contact details OR make enquiries by email if the line is busy.

*If your organisation or company is not operated as a social enterprise, please contact 1836 111 by phone or enquiry@retailsubsidy.hk by email.

 

Details of Briefing Sessions

 

Session 1 (Quota is full)

Session 2
Date

23 March 2020 (Mon)

27 March 2020 (Fri)
Time

11:00 am – 12:00 nn

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Format

Online (zoom meeting)
(Please ensure you have the stable internet connection and suitable environment to join the session)

Target

Person-in-charge of social enterprises who interested in applying for the Anti-epidemic Fund - Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme

Capacity 50 (Enrollment is on afirst-come-first-served basis)

50 (Enrollment is on a first-come-first-served basis)

Language

Cantonese

Fee

No charge

RSVP

Register Online – Session 1

Register Online – Session 2

Notes on
Enrollment

  • Each applicant may join one session only
  • Successful registrants will receive an email with the participation details
Enquiry

Ms. WONG (2864 2993;sebc@hkcss.org.hk)  

 

 

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