2023/24 School Care Subsidy Scheme
The 2023/24 School Care Subsidy Scheme is now accepting applications from schools. The deadline for applications is September 29.
Organised by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Scheme aims to encourage music groups from kindergartens, primary, secondary and special schools as well as tertiary institutions to care for the community. It is hoped that students will extend their good wishes to special school students, the elderly, new immigrants, ethnic minorities, hospital patients and the beneficiaries of social welfare organisations through free on-site music performances, and thereby enhance social integration and harmony.
Each performance can receive a maximum subsidy of $2,000 to cover costs.
Successful applicants must complete their performances on or before March 31, 2024. Outstanding teams will be invited to perform and share their service experiences at the Gala Concert to be held in April or May 2024.
Applications will be evaluated according to the feasibility, ingenuity and interactive elements of the proposed programme, as well as the music group's prior experience in organising and performing at community events. Application forms can now be downloaded from the Music Office website (https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/mo/activities/communityprogrammes/care_and_concern_concerts.html). Completed forms must be emailed to the Music Office (email@example.com).
Nearly 400 school music groups have participated in the School Care Subsidy Scheme since its launch in 2009. The scheme is sponsored by the Sino Group.