Hong Kong Arts Development Council Matching Fund Scheme (MFS) aims to provide incentives for small and medium arts organisations to explore diversified funding sources for sustainable development by raising private donation / corporate sponsorship, and to promote a culture of donation in the Hong Kong community. The MFS will be open for two rounds of applications in March and September in each financial year. Applicant shall pledge HK$30,000 to HK$1.5 million of cash donations/ sponsorships from non-government organisations for the proposed arts project. HKADC will match the cash donations/sponsorships solicited in a ratio of 1:1.5 and disburse donations/sponsorships and the respective matching grants of up to HK$2.25 million to successful applicant in each financial 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. The aforementioned documents for the application of Matching Fund Scheme (3/2019) 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. Applications submitted by post must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Late submission or submission by fax or email will not be processed.
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For any enquiries on application, please contact Ms Yuen of HKADC at 2820 1089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Download (Valid for Matching Fund Scheme 3/2019 applications)||Format|
|Guide to Application|
|Form of Undertaking by Donor|