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Anti-epidemic Fund - Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme Opens for Social Enterprises’ Application (Has been closed for 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 (Has been closed for application)
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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 (Quota is full)
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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