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29 July 2022

2022/23 Application Invitation for “Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference Projects”

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is calling for applications for “Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference (RTDC) Projects” from 29 July 2022 (Friday) to 28 September 2022 (Wednesday).

Applicant organisations should read the Guide to Application (July 2022 version) before completing the Application Form. The duly completed Application Form (together with any supplementary/supporting documents) must be returned to the Vetting Subcommittee Secretariat (the Secretariat) by the application deadline, i.e. before 6:00 p.m. on 28 September 2022 (Wednesday) by the following means:

  1. apply online by submitting a completed electronic Application Form at the GovHK website: https://eform.one.gov.hk/form/epd006/en/; or
  2. apply by submitting a duly completed paper-based Application Form (July 2022 version) in person or by post to the ECF Research Projects Vetting Subcommittee Secretariat (the Secretariat) at 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; or
  3. apply by submitting a soft copy of the duly completed Application Form via email to rtdc@epd.gov.hk

Please mark “Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference Projects” on the envelope or as the email subject.

For applications submitted by post, the postmark should be dated on or before the application closing date. Please ensure payment of sufficient postage as underpaid mails will not be accepted. In case the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on the application closing date, the application closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications and applications not submitted in accordance with the format prescribed above will not be processed.

Briefing Session on Invitation for Applications (Updated)

An online briefing session covering an introduction to the Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference Projects as well as the application details was conducted on 12 August 2022 (Friday). The briefing slides on how to submit application has been uploaded onto the ECF website.

For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat at 2835 2308 or via email (rtdc@epd.gov.hk).


31 May 2022

2022/23 First Round Application Invitation for “Community Waste Reduction Projects”

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is calling for applications for “Community Waste Reduction Projects” from 31 May 2022 (Tuesday) to 5 July 2022 (Tuesday).

Community Waste Reduction Projects

Applicant organisations should read the Guide to Application (May 2022 version) for Community Waste Reduction Projects before completing the Application Form. Applicant organisations may:

  1. apply online by submitting a completed electronic Application Form at the GovHK website: https://eform.one.gov.hk/form/epd004/en/; or
  2. apply by submitting a completed paper-based Application Form which can be downloaded from the ECF website by hand or by post to the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat (the Secretariat) at 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; or
  3. apply by submitting softcopy of a completed Application Form via email to wrp@epd.gov.hk

on or before 6:00 p.m. on 5 July 2022 (Tuesday) (please state “Community Waste Reduction Projects” on the envelope or as the email title).

For applications submitted by post, the postmark should be dated on or before 5 July 2022 and please ensure payment of sufficient postage as the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails or bear the surcharge so arisen. In case the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 5 July 2022, the invitation closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the instructions and requirements as stated in the Guide to Application and Application Form will not be processed.

Briefing Session on Invitation for Applications (Updated)

The first and second online briefing sessions, on (1) an introduction of the Community Waste Reduction Projects, and (2) details related to completion of the Application Form, were conducted on 8 June 2022 (Wednesday) and 21 June 2022 (Tuesday) respectively. The briefing materials of the first briefing session and the briefing materials of the second briefing session have been uploaded to the ECF website.

For enquiries, you may contact the Secretariat at 2835 1219 or via email wrp@epd.gov.hk.


3 January 2022

Invitation of Applications for “Waste Separation Projects to Pave the Path for Municipal Solid Waste Charging”

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is inviting applications for "Waste Separation Projects to Pave the Path for Municipal Solid Waste Charging"(Waste Separation Projects) from 3 January 2022 (Monday) to 4 March 2022 (Friday).

To support the implementation of municipal solid waste (MSW) charging, the ECF Committee has launched a funding programme on Waste Separation Projects. The purposes of the funding programme are to enhance the public's understanding on MSW charging, to give the participants first-hand experience of the quantity-based charging arrangement, as well as to educate them the importance of reducing waste at source, promote the culture of “use less, waste less and recycle” in the community, and encourage the practicing of proper waste source separation and clean recycling. The aim of the funding programme is not merely to enhance community awareness, but to mobilise collective actions within different sectors so as to maximise the benefits of charging in terms of waste reduction and recycling to get the entire community prepared for the implementation of MSW charging in Hong Kong and reduce waste.

To encourage more organisations/bodies to apply for and implement Waste Separation Projects in 3-nil building (i.e. buildings without owners' corporations, any forms of residents' organisations or property management companies) and assist more 3-nil buildings residents to get prepared for MSW charging, priority will be given to applications involving 3-nil buildings.

Applicant organisations/bodies should read the Guide to Application of the Waste Separation Projects updated in January 2022 and fill in the relevant Application Form. Completed application forms should reach the office of the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat (the Secretariat) before 6:00 p.m. on 4 March 2022 (Friday) (Address: 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong). Please mark “Waste Separation Projects” on the covering envelope. If the applications are submitted by mail, the postmark should be dated on or before 4 March 2022 (Friday). Please ensure payment of sufficient postage as the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails nor bear the surcharge so arisen. In case a Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 4 March 2022, the invitation closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the instructions and methods as stated in the Guide to Application and Application Form, including an application form submitted by facsimile or e-mail without submission of the original hard copy in parallel, will not be processed.

Briefing Session on Invitation for Applications (Updated)

An online briefing session covering information on the Waste Separation Projects, the application procedures, as well as sample of application form and points to note in submitting applications was conducted on 10 January 2022. The briefing materials have been uploaded to the ECF website.

For enquiries, please contact the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat at 2835 1276 or via email (wrp@epd.gov.hk).


29 October 2021

Invitation of Applications for “Environmental Education and Community Action Projects (Second Round in 2021/22)”

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is calling for applications for “Environmental Education and Community Action Projects” from 29 October (Friday) to 6 December 2021 (Monday).

Environmental Education and Community Action Projects

Applicants should read the Guide to Application (October 2021 version) for Environmental Education and Community Action (EE&CA) Projects before completing the application form. Applicants may: (a) apply online by filling in and submitting an electronic application form at the GovHK website: https://eform.one.gov.hk/form/epd005/en/ before 6:00 p.m. on 6 December 2021 (Monday); or (b) apply by submitting a completed paper-based application form for EE&CA Projects (October 2021 version, which can be obtained from the ECF website) by post or by hand to the EE&CA Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat (the Secretariat) at 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong before 6:00 p.m. on 6 December 2021 (Monday) (please state “Environmental Education and Community Action Projects” on the covering envelope).

For applications submitted by post, the postmark should be dated on or before 6 December 2021 and please ensure payment of sufficient postage as the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails or bear the surcharge so arisen. In case the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 6 December 2021, the closing time for submission of paper-based application will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the instructions and requirements as stated in the Guide to Application and Application Form will not be processed.

It is expected that the earliest time for announcement of the application results would be in April 2022. Invitation for the next round of applications is tentatively scheduled in May 2022.

Please click here for more details.

Briefing Session on Invitation for Applications (Updated)

An online briefing session covering an introduction to the Environmental Education and Community Action Projects as well as the application details was conducted on 12 November 2021 (Friday). Please visit here for presentation materials of the briefing session.

For enquiries, you may contact Miss Carmen CHUNG at 2835 1289 or via email eeca@epd.gov.hk.


8 October 2021

Invitation of Applications for “Community Waste Reduction Projects” (Second Round in 2021/22)

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is calling for applications for “Community Waste Reduction Projects” from 8 October 2021 (Friday) to 15 November 2021 (Monday).

Community Waste Reduction Projects

Applicants should read the Guide to Application (October 2021 version) for Community Waste Reduction Projects before completing the application form. Applicants may: (a) apply online by filling in and submitting an electronic application form at the GovHK website: https://eform.one.gov.hk/form/epd004/en/ before 6:00 p.m. on 15 November 2021 (Monday); or (b) apply by submitting a completed paper-based application form for Community Waste Reduction Project (October 2021 version, which can be obtained from the ECF website) by post or by hand to the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat (the Secretariat) at 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong before 6:00 p.m. on 15 November 2021 (Monday) (please state “Community Waste Reduction Projects” on the covering envelope).

For applications submitted by post, the postmark should be dated on or before 15 November 2021 and please ensure payment of sufficient postage as the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails or bear the surcharge so arisen. In case the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 15 November 2021, the invitation closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the instructions and requirements as stated in the Guide to Application and Application Form will not be processed.

It is expected that the earliest time for announcement of the application results would be in March 2022. Invitation for the next round of applications is tentatively scheduled in April 2022.

Briefing Session on Invitation for Applications (Updated)

An online briefing session covering an introduction to the Community Waste Reduction Projects as well as the application details was conducted on 19 October 2021 (Tuesday). The video on how to submit electronic application and briefing slides have been uploaded onto the ECF website.


21 June 2021

Annual Invitation of Applications for “Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference (RTDC) Projects”

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is calling for applications for RTDC projects from 21 June (Monday) to 20 August 2021 (Friday) at 6:00 p.m. This year, on top of the usual annual allocation of $30 million, a special theme of “clean air and green transport” was added with an allocation of $5 million.

Applicants should read the Guide to Application (June 2021 version) before completing the application form. Applicants may: (a) apply online by filling in an electronic application form at the GovHK website: https://eform.one.gov.hk/form/epd006/en/; or (b) apply offline by sending the completed paper-based application form (June 2021 version, which can be obtained from the ECF website) by post / by hand to the Secretariat, ECF Research Projects Vetting Subcommittee (Address: 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong).

For applications submitted by post, please state “RTDC Projects” on the covering envelope, the postmark should be dated on or before 20 August 2021. Please ensure payment of sufficient postage; the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails nor bear the surcharge so arisen. In case the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 20 August 2021, the application closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the format prescribed above, including an application submitted by facsimile or online submission without filling in the electronic application form at the GovHK website, will not be processed.

Results of applications for conference projects are expected to be available around October 2021. Results of applications for research or technology demonstration projects are expected to be available in February 2022.

For enquiries, please contact the Research Projects Vetting Subcommittee Secretariat at 2835 2308 or via email (rtdc@epd.gov.hk).

Briefing Session on Invitation for Applications (Updated)

An online briefing session covering an introduction to the Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference Projects as well as the application details was conducted on 7 July 2021 (Wednesday). The video on how to submit electronic application and briefing slides have been uploaded onto the ECF website.


14 May 2021

Invitation of Applications for “Environmental Education and Community Action Projects (First Round in 2021/22)”

Funding applications for “Environmental Education and Community Action (EE&CA) Projects” are hereby invited. The period for submission of applications is from 14 May (Friday) to 21 June 2021 (Monday).

Please click here for details.


23 April 2021

Invitation of Applications for “Community Waste Reduction Projects” (First Round in 2021/22)

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is calling for applications for “Community Waste Reduction Projects” from 23 April to 7 June 2021. About $26.5 million is available in this round of invitation for Community Waste Reduction Projects.

Community Waste Reduction Projects

Applicants should read the Guide to Application (April 2021 version) for Community Waste Reduction Projects carefully, and fill in the relevant Application Form (April 2021 version). Completed application forms should reach the office of the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat (the Secretariat) at 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong before 6:00 p.m. on 7 June 2021 (Monday) (please state “Community Waste Reduction Projects” on the covering envelope). For applications submitted by mail, the postmark should be dated on or before 7 June 2021 and please ensure payment of sufficient postage as the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails or bear the surcharge so arisen. In case the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 7 June 2021, the invitation closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the instructions and requirements as stated in the Guide to Application and Application Form will not be processed.

It is expected that the earliest time for announcement of the application results would be in August 2021. Invitation for the next round of applications is tentatively scheduled in September 2021.

Briefing Session on Invitation for Applications (Updated)

An online briefing session covering an introduction to the Community Waste Reduction Projects as well as the application details was conducted on 4 May 2021 (Tuesday). The Brief Slides has been uploaded onto the ECF website.


24 March 2021

Waste Separation Projects to Pave the Path for Municipal Solid Waste Charging - Extension of Application Deadline

Application for “Waste Separation Projects to Pave the Path for Municipal Solid Waste Charging ” has commenced on 8 February 2021 (Monday). This is to announce that the application deadline is now extended to 7 May 2021 (Friday) at 6:00 p.m. so as to allow more time for interested organisations to prepare their application proposals. Details of this community involvement projects and the requirements of application submission can be found in the notice dated 8 February 2021 in this webpage.

Applicants should fill-in the relevant application form, and the completed application form delivered by hand shall reach the office of the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat (Address: 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong) before 6:00 p.m. on 7 May 2021 (Friday). Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.

For enquiries, you may contact the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat at 2835 1276 or via email (wrp@epd.gov.hk).


8 February 2021

Waste Separation Projects to Pave the Path for Municipal Solid Waste Charging Invitation of Applications

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is calling for applications for “Waste Separation Projects to Pave the Path for Municipal Solid Waste Charging” (Waste Separation Projects) from 8 February 2021 (Monday) to 9 April 2021 (Friday).

To support the implementation of municipal solid waste (MSW) charging, the ECF Committee has launched a funding programme on “Waste Separation Projects”. The purposes of this funding programme are to educate the public the importance of reducing waste at source, promote the culture of “use less, waste less and recycle”, encourage participants to practice proper waste source separation and clean recycling, and at the same time, try out the charging arrangements so as to get the entire community prepared for the implementation of MSW charging and reduce waste.

Applicants should read the Guide to Application and fill in the relevant Application Form. Completed application forms should be delivered and reach the office of the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat (Address: 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong) before 6:00 p.m. on 9 April 2021 (Friday). (Please mark “Waste Separation Projects” on the covering envelope.) If the applications are submitted by mail, the postmark should be dated on or before 9 April 2021 (Friday). Please ensure payment of sufficient postage; the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails nor bear the surcharge so arisen. In case a Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 9 April 2021, the invitation closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the format prescribed above, including applications submitted by facsimile or e-mail or without submission of the original hard copy, or the application form is not personally signed by the person-in-charge of the proposed project (that is the Head or Deputy Head of the applicant organisation) and/or affixed with an original seal of the applicant organisation, will not be processed.

Online Briefing Session (Updated)

An online briefing session covering an introduction to the Waste Separation Projects as well as the application details was conducted on 26 February 2021. The briefing materials of "Project Brief" and "Information for Applicants" have been uploaded onto the ECF website.

For enquiries, you may contact the Secretariat at 2835 1276 or via email wrp@epd.gov.hk.


30 October 2020

Invitation of Applications for “Environmental Education and Community Action Projects (Second Round in 2020/21)”

Funding applications for “Environmental Education and Community Action (EE&CA) Projects” (including projects comprising both environmental education activities and installation of demonstration facilities) are hereby invited. The period for submission of applications is from 30 October 2020 (Friday) to 4 January 2021 (Monday)(Updated).

Please click here for details.


9 October 2020

Invitation of Applications for “Community Waste Reduction Projects” (Second Round in 2020/21)

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is calling for applications for “Community Waste Reduction Projects” from 9 October to 16 November 2020. About $25 million is available in this round of invitation for Community Waste Reduction Projects.

Applications for Community Waste Reduction Projects

Applicants should read the Guide to Application (October 2020 version) for Community Waste Reduction Projects carefully, and fill in the relevant Application Form (October 2020 version). Completed application forms should reach the office of the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat (the Secretariat) at 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong before 6:00 p.m. on 16 November 2020 (Monday) (please state “Community Waste Reduction Projects” on the covering envelope). For applications submitted by mail, the postmark should be dated on or before 16 November 2020 and please ensure payment of sufficient postage as the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails or bear the surcharge so arisen. In case the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 16 November 2020, the invitation closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the instructions and requirements as stated in the Guide to Application and Application Form will not be processed.

It is expected that the earliest time for announcement of the application results would be in March 2021. Invitation for the next round of applications is tentatively scheduled in April 2021.

Briefing Session on Invitation for Applications (Updated)

An online briefing session covering an introduction to the Community Waste Reduction Projects as well as the application details was conducted on 19 October 2020 (Monday). The briefing materials has been uploaded onto the ECF website.

For enquiries, you may contact the Secretariat at 2835 1219 or via email wrp@epd.gov.hk.


4 September 2020

Inviting Schools to Apply for the ‘Pilot Scheme for Provision of Necessary Equipment for “Plastic-free” School Lunch’

To reduce the use of disposable plastic food containers and cutlery at schools, the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) has launched a new funding scheme - Pilot Scheme for Provision of Necessary Equipment for ‘Plastic-free’ School Lunch (the Pilot Scheme).The Pilot Scheme aims to subsidise about 50 primary and secondary schools to acquire refrigerators, steam cabinets, dishwashers and disinfection machines, with a view to encouraging students to bring their own lunches using reusable food containers and cutlery.

The ECF is calling for applications for the Pilot Scheme from 4 September 2020 (Friday) to 27 November 2020 (Friday) (Updated). Schools that are interested in participating in the Pilot Scheme may click here to view the presentation slides and click here to download the Application Form.


4 September 2020

Pilot Programme on Provision of Small Food Waste Composters at School (Phase Two) Invitation for Application

As positive responses were received from schools participating in the Pilot Programme on Provision of Small Food Waste Composters (Phase One) launched in December 2018 and there are potential demands from schools on acquiring small composters for education and demonstration purposes, the Environmental Protection Department through the Environmental Education and Community Action Projects funding scheme under the Environment Campaign Committee is now launching Phase Two of the Pilot Programme (the Phase Two Programme).

The Phase Two Programme will provide 5 kg small food waste composters together with associated educational materials to primary and secondary schools with dual objectives of cultivating “Food Wise” culture among teachers and students.

We are now calling for applications for the Phase Two Programme from 4 September 2020 (Friday) to 27 November 2020 (Friday) (Updated). Applicant schools that are interested in participating in the Phase Two Programme may click here to view the presentation slides and click here to download the Application Form.


26 June 2020

Annual Invitation of Applications for “Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference (RTDC) Projects”

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is calling for applications for RTDC projects from 26 June (Friday) to 25 August 2020 (Tuesday). About $30 million is available for supporting selected RTDC projects, including up to $3 million for conference projects.

Applicants should read the Guide to Application (June 2020 version) and fill in the Application Form (June 2020 version). Completed application forms should reach the Secretariat, ECF Research Projects Vetting Subcommittee (Address: 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong) before 6:00 p.m. on 25 August 2020 (Tuesday). (Please state “RTDC Projects” on the covering envelope). For applications submitted by mail, the postmark should be dated on or before 25 August 2020. Please ensure payment of sufficient postage; the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails nor bear the surcharge so arisen. In case the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 25 August 2020, the application closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the format prescribed above, including applications submitted by facsimile or e-mail or without parallel submission of the original hard copy, or the application form is not personally signed by the person-in-charge of the proposed project (or the Head or Deputy Head of the applicant organisation) and/or affixed with the original seal of the applicant organisation, will not be processed.

Results of applications for conference projects are expected to be available around October 2020. Results of applications for research or technology demonstration projects are expected to be available in February 2021.


22 May 2020

Invitation of Applications for “Waste Separation Projects to Pave the Path for Municipal Solid Waste Charging”

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Committee is calling for applications for “Waste Separation Projects to Pave the Path for Municipal Solid Waste Charging” (Waste Separation Projects) from 22 May 2020 (Friday) to 29 June 2020 (Monday).

To support the implementation of municipal solid waste (MSW) charging, the ECF Committee has launched a funding scheme on “Waste Separation Projects”. The purposes of this funding scheme are to educate the public the importance of reducing waste at source, promote the culture of “use less, waste less and recycle”, encourage participants to practice proper waste source separation and clean recycling, and at the same time, try out the charging arrangements so as to get the entire community prepared for the implementation of MSW charging and reduce waste.

Applicants should read the Guide to Application and fill in the relevant Application Form. Completed application forms delivered by hand should reach the office of the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat (Address: 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong) before 6:00 p.m. on 29 June 2020 (Monday). (Please state “Waste Separation Projects” on the covering envelope) If the applications are submitted by mail, the postmark should be dated on or before 29 June 2020 (Monday). Please ensure payment of sufficient postage; the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails nor bear the surcharge so arisen. In case a Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 8 June 2020, the invitation closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the format prescribed above, including applications submitted by facsimile or e-mail or without submission of the original hard copy, or the application form is not personally signed by the person-in-charge of the proposed project (that is the Head or Deputy Head of the applicant organisation) and/or affixed with an original seal of the applicant organisation, will not be processed.

It is expected that the earliest time for announcement of the result would be in the fourth quarter of 2020.

If you are interested to know more about the details of Waste Separation Projects, application procedures and points to note in submission of applications, please check the following slide presentations:

For general enquiries or assistance in completing the application form, you may contact the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat at 2835 1276 or via email (wrp@epd.gov.hk).


15 May 2020

Funding applications for “Environmental Education and Community Action (EE&CA) Projects” (including projects comprising both environmental education activities and installation of facilities) are hereby invited. The period for submission of applications is from 15 May 2020 (Friday) to 22 June 2020 (Monday).

Please click here for details.


8 May 2020

Invitation of Applications for “Community Waste Reduction Projects” (First Round in 2020/21)

The Environment and Conservation Fund Committee is calling for applications for “Community Waste Reduction Projects” from 8 May to 15 June 2020. About $25 million is available in this round of invitation for Community Waste Reduction Projects.

Community Waste Reduction Projects

Applicants should read the Guide to Application(April 2020 version) and watch the Briefing Video on Applications for Community Waste Reduction Projects carefully, and fill in the relevant Application Form (April 2020 version). Completed application forms should reach the office of the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat (Address: 5/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong) before 6:00 p.m. on 15 June 2020 (Monday). (Please state “Community Waste Reduction Projects” on the covering envelope.) For applications submitted by mail, the postmark should be dated on or before 15 June 2020. Please ensure payment of sufficient postage; the Secretariat will not accept underpaid mails nor bear the surcharge so arisen. In case the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force for any duration between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on 15 June 2020, the invitation closing time will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on the next working day.

Applicants who are planning to organise waste reduction programmes based on the “source separation of waste model project” should note that the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) is making preparation to provide regular funding support to community recycling centres. For more details, please call the EPD at 3690 7837. Applicants should check and avoid possible duplication of resources.

Late or incomplete applications or applications not submitted in accordance with the instructions and requirements as stated in the Guide to Application and relevant application form will not be processed.

It is expected that the earliest time for announcement of the result would be in November 2020. Invitation for the next round of applications is tentatively scheduled in December 2020.

For general enquiries or assistance in completing the application form, you may contact the Waste Reduction Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat at 2835 1219 or via email (wrp@epd.gov.hk).