Supporting Event - Social Innovations for Sustainable Communities Incubation and Funding Scheme
Initiated by the Social Entrepreneurship and Civic Action Lab for the Centre of Civil Society and Governance at The University of Hong Kong, the “Social Innovations for Sustainable Communities” Programme aims to enrich and expand the frontier of the ecosystem for social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong with a view to preparing the community for meeting long-term local sustainability challenges, and crowdsourcing ideas and actions through incubating a corps of intergenerational “sustainability catalysers” consisting of young professionals and young olds. The Programme connects different sectors for collective action to encourage re-thinking of how existing processes of resource allocation and utilization can be reconfigured to create new possibilities and blended values.
A corps of “sustainability catalysers” will be nurtured through a slew of a tailor-made and diverse incubation activities, including social entrepreneurial knowledge and toolkit, seed grants and professional support, in their journey towards realising their sustainable innovations. The Programme is supported by Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.