The ICH Funding Scheme supports the Community-driven Projects every year. Related individuals and organisations are welcome to propose meaningful projects and submit funding applications.
Scope of Support
The scope of the Community-driven Projects covers projects related to the items in the Representative List and the Inventory of the ICH of Hong Kong. The HKSAR Government announced the first ICH inventory of Hong Kong (comprising 480 items) in 2014. In consultation with the ICH Advisory Committee, the items of high cultural values and with an urgent need for preservation were selected from the inventory. The HKSAR Government promulgated the first Representative List of the ICH of Hong Kong (comprising 20 items) in 2017.
In view of the development of the local ICH and resource considerations, the ICH Funding Scheme is prioritised to support the following projects:
(a) projects related to the items in the Representative List or the Inventory with an urgent need for preservation;
(b) projects that allow bearer organisations / bearers and stakeholders to participate in or display works and techniques and show cultural substance of ICH
(c) transmission projects implemented or participated by ICH bearers or practitioners, especially training programmes in different forms to nurture the next
generation of bearers;
(d) research projects to collect, record, preserve, collate, publish, broadcast or disseminate (on the Internet) the information of local ICH, including oral history,
audio-visual recordings, documentaries and other information with preservation value;
(e) projects to promote and further the development of ICH in the community or groups;
(f) projects to develop ICH educational resources or programmes in schools;
(g) projects that allow young people to participate in or to develop ICH; and
(h) other new projects to revitalise fading ICH items.
Application for the Community-driven Projects was closed on 3 May 2019. Information on the application for the next round will be announced in the first quarter of 2020.
Please click here for the list of funded projects (Chinese version only).