Listed below are some sponsorship schemes operated by both public and private organizations. The schemes have different objectives, eligibility criteria and assessment criteria. Interested parties can make enquires or submit applications to the relevant organizations.
(a) Sustainable Development Fund
The Sustainable Development Fund has been established for the purpose of providing a central source of financial support for initiatives that will help to develop to a strong public awareness of the principles of sustainable development and to encourage sustainable practices in Hong Kong.
(b) Quality Education Fund
The aim of QEF is to finance projects for the promotion of quality education in Hong Kong and the funding caters for non-profit making initiatives within the ambit of basic education, i.e. pre-primary, primary, secondary and special education. Some schools and education entities have successfully applied to QEF for installing renewable energy systems like wind turbine and solar PV for education and demonstration purpose. Starting from 1 September 2006, applications to the Quality Education Fund can be submitted throughout the year.
(c) The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) and the Woo Wheelock Green Fund (WWGF)
The ECF and the WWGF has been set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Wheelock & Co. to provide funding support for educational, research, technology demonstration and other projects and activities in relation to environmental and conservation matters, as well as community waste recovery projects. Funding applications are divided into three categories, i.e. 1) environmental research and technology demonstration projects; 2) community waste recovery projects and 3) environmental education and community action projects. Renewable energy projects can be funded under categories 1 and 3.
(d) Innovation & Technology Fund
(e) CLP Energy Innovation Fund
(f) Hongkong Electric Clean Energy Fund