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The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office has launched the Community-driven Projects since 2019. Related individuals and organisations are welcome to propose meaningful projects and submit funding applications. 

Scope of Support

The scope of support for Community-driven Projects covers projects related to the items in the Representative List and the Inventory of the ICH of Hong Kong.

In view of the circumstances in the development of local ICH and resources consideration, the ICH Funding Scheme will accord priority of support to the following projects:

   (a) projects related to the items in the Representative List or the Inventory of ICH with an urgent need for preservation;

   (b) projects with participation of bearer organisations / bearers of ICH items;

   (c) projects that allow bearer organisations / bearers of ICH items and related stakeholders to participate in or to showcase works and techniques, as well as
        manifest the cultural substance of ICH items;

   (d) transmission projects implemented or participated by ICH bearers or practitioners, especially training programmes in different forms to nurture bearers of
        the next generation;

   (e) research projects that collect, record, preserve, collate, publish, broadcast, or disseminate through the internet the information of local ICH, including oral
        history, audio-visual recordings, documentaries and other information with preservation value;

   (f)  projects that promote or further develop ICH in communities or groups;

   (g) projects that develop ICH educational resources or promote ICH education in schools;

   (h) projects that allow young people to participate in or develop ICH; and

   (i)  other new projects to revitalise fading ICH items.



The application for Community-driven Projects 2020 was closed on 16 March 2020. Information on the application for the next round will be announced in December 2021.


Reference materials

Press release for launching Community-driven Projects 2019

Guide to Application for Community-driven Projects 2020

Press release for launching Community-driven Projects 2020

Press release for extension of application period of Community-driven Projects 2020