The Government announced in the 2018 Policy Address that the Lantau Conservation Fund (LCF) would be set up to promote and support conservation of Lantau, with $500 million dedicated to providing financial support to eligible non-governmental organisations, charities, post-secondary education institutions, etc., to collaborate with local communities and landowners and carry out three streams of conservation and related projects, namely conservation management agreement, research, and education and engagement.
Scope of Support
- Conservation Management Agreement: conservation projects (nature conservation, culture conservation and/or village revitalization) involving management and conservation of privately-owned land and/ or buildings of conservation value, by engaging land/ building owners to contribute, enhance and revitalise the ecological/ nature/ cultural/ historical significance of the site;
- Research: conservation-related scientific research or culture and local history research; and
- Education and Engagement: initiatives or activities for community involvement, public education and promotion in relation to conservation and related purposes.
The proposed projects should also fulfil the following basic requirements:
- The projects must contribute to the conservation of Lantau, or raise conservation awareness of the local community, or engage the community in conserving Lantau;
- The benefits of the projects must accrue to the community as a whole, and not just to individuals, a single private organisation, or a consortium of private companies; and
- The projects must be non-profit-making in nature.
Projects that do not meet any of the above requirements are not eligible for funding support from LCF and the applications will not be considered.
[Note: If the proposed projects involve government land, adjacent waters and/ or islands of Lantau and will bring benefits for the conservation of Lantau as a whole, they will be considered on a case-by-case basis.]
Priority consideration will be given in the assessment to support the following projects, when everything of projects considered being equal.
- Local tax-exempt charities; or
- Local registered and non-profit making companies; or
- Local post-secondary education institutions
Funding Support & Project Duration
Projects are expected to be of sufficient scale in order to bring noticeable contribution. The lower threshold limit for application is HK$250,000.
Notwithstanding the above, each proposed Conservation and Related Project will generally be subject to the funding and duration limits in the following project stream:
- HK$13 million for Conservation Management Agreement Project (Duration limit is 3 years)
- HK$2.5 million for Research Project (Duration limit is 3 years)
- HK$2 million for Education and Engagement Project (Duration limit is 2 years)
Applications exceeding the above funding and / or duration limits will be considered on a case-by-case basis, having regard to full justifications and/ or the benefits and merits of the proposed project.
- Interested applicants please refer to LCF website (lcf.gov.hk) and read the Guide to Application carefully when completing the Application form.
- Please send the completed Application Form (Conservation Management Agreement Project; Research Project / Education and Engagement Project), Budget and other supporting documents to RO.
9 February 2021 (Research Project / Education and Engagement Project)
16 March 2021 (Conservation Management Agreement Project)
Mickey Pat (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 3469 2822)