Funding at a glance

Four funding schemes support Hong Kong SME initiatives to explore and promote Belt & Road business expansion.
To expand the markets of SMEs outside Hong Kong for participation in export promotion activities
To explore, and develop the markets in Mainland China and economies with which Hong Kong has signed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) through developing brands, upgrading and restructuring operation and promoting domestic sales
(i)To increase the exchanges and co-operation of Hong Kong’s professional services with their counterparts in external markets;
(ii) To promote relevant publicity activities; and
(iii)To enhance the standards and external competitiveness of Hong Kong’s professional services.
To encourage and assist Hong Kong companies upgrade the technological level and introduce innovative ideas to their businesses
Funding scope/project coverage
Trade fairs, Exhibition and Business missions which target markets outside HK
Mainland programme and FTA programme
Non-profit-making projects
Research & Development, Facilitating Technology Adoption, Nurturing Talent & Start-ups and promote I&T Culture
Maximum amount of grant
HK$0.8 million
HK$4 million
HK$3 million
Application
Within 60 calendar days after the completion of the exhibition or mission
All year round (vetted by Programme Management Committee in batches)
All year round on a quarterly basis
Duration of project
Subject to individual project
Maximum of 24 months
Normally be completed within three years
Subject to individual project