Beat Drugs Fund

Objectives and Scope
The Government established the Beat Drugs Fund (BDF) in 1996 with a capital outlay of HK $350 million to promote and support worthwhile anti-drug programmes which can help address the problem of drug abuse, particularly amongst the young, and to promote community-wide efforts and programmes in the campaign against drug abuse in Hong Kong. In 2010, the Government further injected $3 billion into the BDF to support sustained anti-drug efforts of various organisations in the community. Income generated by the BDF is used to provide financial support to worthwhile anti-drug projects.

The following five funding schemes operate under the BDF:

The BDF is administered by the Beat Drugs Fund Association (BDFA) (incorporated under the Companies Ordinance, Cap. 622) on the advice of the Action Committee Against Narcotics (ACAN). The Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau provides support for the administration and management of the Fund as the Secretariat of the BDFA.