The Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme of the Home Affairs Department provides seed grants for eligible organisations to set up or expand SEs. The SEs funded by the Programme have to provide job opportunities for the socially disadvantaged groups and/or products/services meeting their specific needs, so as to help them achieve self-reliance and integrate effectively into the community. Also, the funded SEs have to become commercially sustainable after the funding period.
The funding ceiling for each approved SE project is $3 million and the maximum funding period is three years. The grant may be used for initial capital expenditure and operating expenses for a maximum of three years.