Call for Proposals – Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)


The Sustainable Development Fund ("SDF") was established by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2003 to provide financial support for projects that can help develop a strong public awareness of the concept of sustainable development and encourage sustainable practices. It established with a sum of $100 million to provide a source of financial support and is now inviting its fourteenth round of applications.  


Priority Areas

  • projects that aim to actively promote a low-carbon lifestyle to the general public, with a view to instigating behavioural changes
  • publicity and education programmes for households, small and medium enterprises and youth in the community for inducing behavioural changes in aspects of low-carbon living particularly focusing on energy saving and waste reduction and recycling

Notwithstanding the above priority areas, applications that are generally consistent with the overall objectives of SDF would also be welcome.



Organisations including non-governmental and community organisations, academic and research institutes, schools, chambers of commerce, etc. may apply for grant under the SDF.


Project Period

Not specified


Funding Limit

Not specified


Application Procedure
1. Interested applicants please read Application Guidelines before completing the Application Form.

2. Please submit completed application form and other supporting documents to the Research Office on or before the internal deadline.


Internal Deadline
8 Dec 2021


Online Briefing on Application

An online briefing covering an introduction of SDF and the application details will be arranged by the SDF Secretariat.

Date: 16 November 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:30pm to 4:45pm  (login time starts from 3:10pm)
Language: Cantonese (supplemented with bilingual presentation slides)
Format: ZOOM online briefing (including a Q&A session)
Rundown: Programme
Quota: 250 (first-come-first-serve / 1 representative from each organization / individual)
Registration: By e-form (Register here)
Deadline: 9 November 2021


Event Format
Recommended For
Faculty and staff
Research Office on behalf of Sustainable Development Fund Secretariat

By e-form (Register here)


Celia Lee (Email:, Tel: 3469 2798)

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