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Invitation for Applications to be Non-profit-making Organisation Partner of the ICT Outreach Programme for the Elderly (2023-2025)

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Invitation for Applications to be Non-profit-making Organisation Partner of the ICT Outreach Programme for the Elderly (2023-2025)

Requesting Department: Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO)
Description:

The objective of the ICT Outreach Programme for the Elderly (2023-2025) (the Outreach Programme) is to enhance the adoption and skills of the elderly in using digital technology and Gerontechnology solutions via the provision of outreach activities related to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for them, thereby improving their connection with the community and quality of living.  Though not entirely the same in content, useful reference can be made to the current round of the Outreach Programme via the following link:

https://www.ogcio.gov.hk/en/our_work/community/ict_programmes_for_elderly/2021-2023/

OGCIO is now inviting non-profit-making organisations (NPO) to submit applications for the new round of the Outreach Programme.

Closing Date/Time:

15 February 2023 (Wednesday) 12:00 noon (Hong Kong time)

If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted, or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or “extreme conditions after super typhoons” announced by the Government is/are in force at any time between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on 15 February 2023 (Hong Kong time), the closing time will be postponed to 12:00 noon (Hong Kong time) on the first working day (excluding Saturday) after the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 is lowered, or the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or “extreme conditions after super typhoons” announced by the Government has/have ceased to be in force.

In the event of blockage of the public access to OGCIO office as said in “Submission of Application section of this page at any time between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on 15 February 2023 (Hong Kong time), OGCIO will announce the extended application closing time as soon as practicable. The above announcements will be made by email.

Submission of Application:

Application submitted to OGCIO shall include:

  • true copy of the completed application form including Form A-1 and Form A-2;
  • soft copy of the completed application form in MS Word format; and
  • the required supporting documents.

The above forms and documents shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked with “Application for Funding under the ICT Outreach Programme for the Elderly (2023-2025)”, and shall be delivered by hand within office hours (Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (except public holidays)) no later than 12:00 noon, 15 February 2023 (Hong Kong time) to the following person:

Mr Joman WONG, Assistant Systems Manager (ID)21
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
Room 4026, 40th floor, Revenue Tower
5 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel. No.: 2594 0423
Email: jcmwong@ogcio.gov.hk

Late applications will not be considered.

Invitation Documents:

For NPO interested in applying to be our NPO Partner, please send an email to OGCIO (elderlyict@ogcio.gov.hk) no later than 12:00 noon of 15 February 2023 to obtain the invitation documents.

Briefing Session:

The online briefing session on the new round of the Outreach Programme was held on 10 January 2023.  Related frequently asked questions and responses can be downloaded via the link below:

Frequently asked questions and responses (PDF format)

Contact Person:

Ms Peggy KWAN
Systems Manager
Industry Development Sub Division

Tel. No.: (852) 2594 0406
Fax No.: (852) 2519 3374
Email Address: elderlyict@ogcio.gov.hk