Beat Drugs Fund

Briefings, Workshops & Experience Sharing Sessions

Beat Drugs Fund Soon Invites Applications for 2020 Funding Exercise of the Regular Funding Scheme and Invitation to Enrolment in Briefing cum Experience Sharing Sessions

The Beat Drugs Fund (BDF) is inviting applications for the 2020 Funding Exercise of the BDF Regular Funding Exercise (RFS) lin from 5 August 2020 to 23 September 2020. To enhance public’s understanding of the details of 2020 RFS and the priority areas, as well as its application procedures and assessment criteria (details of the 2020 Funding Exercise of the RFS are to be approved by the BDF Association), four sessions of Briefing cum Experience Sharing will be organised in August. At the same time, four grantees will be invited to share their experience in project implementation with the participants after the briefings.

The BDF was established in 1996 to support various types of projects organised by different sectors of the community against the problem of drug abuse. Under the RFS, organisations can apply for funding to organise preventive education and publicity programmes targeting the general public and/or specific groups, provide treatment and rehabilitation services to people with drug problems, conduct researches on drug abuse problem, or a combination of the above themes. We encourage different organisations in the society to propose more anti-drug projects which meet the objectives and assessment criteria of BDF, in order to combat drug abuse problem through supporting more worthwhile anti-drug programmes.

Due to the recent development of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the sake of minimising the chance of the spread of virus due to gathering of people, the coming four briefing cum experience sharing sessions will be delivered online using Zoom Meeting on August 10 (Monday), 12 (Wednesday), 14 (Friday) and 18 (Tuesday), between 2:30pm and 6pm. Details can be found at Annex. The four briefing sessions will be conducted mainly in Cantonese. Organisations which require information in English may approach the Secretariat of BDF Association direct.

Representatives of interested organisations may complete the online enrolment form (link: https://forms.gle/WGfeRmCz91BwscML8). The participants will be provided with the link and password of the online briefing via email nearer the time.

Details about the application for 2020 RFS have also been announced via the following means –

  • Webpage of the Narcotics Division (http://www.nd.gov.hk/en/beat.htm)
  • Safeguard HK, Security Bureau Mobile App
         (Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hk.gov.sb.app.v2&hl=EN
         Apple App Store:https://apps.apple.com/hk/app/id1067703245?l=en)
  • The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Press Releases
         (https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm)
  • Information about the funding schemes administered under the BDF can be referred to the webpage of the Narcotics Division (http://www.nd.gov.hk/en/beat.htm). You may also search the details of the approved BDF RFS projects on the website of Hong Kong Jockey Club Drug Infocentre (https://www.druginfocentre.hk/bdf/en/Searching.php). In addition, all reports of research projects funded by the BDF have already been uploaded to the webpage of the Narcotics Division (https://www.nd.gov.hk/en/research_reports.htm).

    For enquiries related to the above or the completion of the online enrolment, please contact Mr Ryan PO (Email: rwhpo@sb.gov.hk) or Ms Angie WONG (Email: askwong@sb.gov.hk).

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    To facilitate different organisations to prepare for future applications for Beat Drugs Fund (BDF) Regular Funding Scheme, a Note for Potential Applicants of Funding Exercise containing useful points to note has been prepared for reference.

    Note for Potential Applicants of Funding Exercise
    Sessions Conducted
    Module No. / Title
    Target Participants
    Date(s) / Speaker(s)
    PowerPoint Notes
    (I) Introduction and promotion of Regular Funding Scheme
    • Anti-drug sector
    • Potential applicants
    16 & 19 July 2019

    Narcotics Division,
    Security Bureau
    (II) Introduction to priority areas, assessment criteria, application procedures and practical tips on submission of applications
    • Anti-drug sector
    • Potential applicants
    19 & 20 August 2019

    Narcotics Division,
    Security Bureau
    (III) Consideration for acceptance of grant and preparation of implementation plan
    New grantees
    April 2020
    Narcotics Division, Security Bureau
    (IV) Project management
    Staff of grantee organisations
    14 & 17 July 2020

    Narcotics Division, Security Bureau
    (V) Preparation of progress reports
    Staff of grantee organisations
    14 & 17 July 2020

    Narcotics Division, Security Bureau
    (VI) Preparation of financial documents
    Staff of grantee organisations
    14 & 17 July 2020

    Narcotics Division, Security Bureau
    (VII) Best practice on procurement and staff recruitment
    Staff of grantee organisations
    14 & 17 July 2020

    Corruption Prevention Department, Independent Commission Against Corruption
    (VIII) Experience sharing session by grantee
    All
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