Matching Fund Scheme (MFS) supports projects of different art forms, including literary arts, performing arts, visual arts, film and media arts, arts education, community arts, arts criticism, etc. To apply for MFS, applicant shall pledge no less than HK$30,000 of cash donations/ sponsorships from non-government organisations for the proposed arts project. HKADC will match donations/ sponsorships solicited by the successful applicant in a ratio of 1:1.5 and disburse the respective matching grants and donations/sponsorships to successful applicant. A maximum of $2.25 million matching grants may be provided to one arts group which secured $1.5 million cash donations/sponsorships in each financial year for carrying out the approved project(s). MFS will be open for two rounds of application in March and September every year.
MFS accepts applications from the following categories of arts groups：
|(a)||The arts groups currently receiving or which have received in the past three years grants under HKADC’s One-Year/ Two-Year/ Three-Year Grant Scheme or the Literary Arts Platform Scheme; or|
|(b)||The arts groups currently receiving grants under HKADC’s Project Grant, which are not included in (a) above. These Applicants should also be the charitable institutions and trusts of a public character which are exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112); or|
|(c)||Other arts groups not included in (a) and (b) above but with proven track record of promoting arts and culture in Hong Kong, led and managed by professional arts practitioners of reputation and recognition, with status of charitable institutions and trusts of a public character, which are exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112).|
Interested parties are advised to read carefully the Guide to Application, Form of Undertaking by Donor and FAQ before completing the Application Form which can be obtained from HKADC Administration Office (10/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong) or downloaded below. Applications must be submitted and deposited in the collection box at HKADC Administration Office on or before 29 March 2019 (Friday) , 6pm. Submission by post is accepted if it is postmarked no later than the deadline. Late submission or submission by fax or email will not be processed.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Yuen at 2820 1089.
Documents and Forms
The following documents are valid for Matching Fund Scheme (3/2019) applications submitted on or before 29 March 2019 (Friday).
|Guide to Application|
|Form of Undertaking by Donor|