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Catalyst for Community Building Grant (CCB)

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The Grant encourages integration and community building of local and non-local students by awarding financial support.to student-initiated local activities or outbound/ backpacker trips.

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  • Local activities: Share your skills and knowledge with at least 5 students and get a subsidy of up to $1,500 per activity.
  • Outbound / Backpacker trips: DIY! Travel outside Hong Kong on your own or with other students and get a subsidy of up to $2,600 per student!  
    *Note: the funding is on a first-come-first-served basis, it is not a guarantee that you will be subsidized after your indication of interest.  

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Purpose:

To encourage students, individually or in teams, to organise activities to share their knowledge or skills with at least 5 local and non-local student participants by subsidizing up to $1,500 per activity.  

Eligibility:

  • All full -time undergraduate students studying in a UGC-funded degree programme. 
  • Students could apply for the grant not more than 4 times in each academic year, subject to the approval of the selection panel.  
  • For repeated applicants, at least 20% of the student participants should be different from the previous activity.

Application:

  • Online application.
  • The proposed activities should include a learning element # and involve at least 5 local and non-local student participants.  <# "Learning element" means a transfer or sharing of knowledge or skills that could benefit the recipients in their personal, social, academic or career development. >
  • Applicants should observe the general rules, regulations, and code of conduct stipulated by the University on student-initiated activities. The details: https://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/cls/page/detail/941 
  • The application will be processed by the staff from LQC. A selection interview may be required. 
  • Applicants may indicate on the application form, if assistance from LQC is required for participant recruitment through LQC's official promotion channels.

Application deadline:

  • The application will be screened by the end of each month from August to May, or until the allocated budget is depleted, whichever is earlier.  
  • The date of the proposed activity should not be earlier than the date of application. 

No of applicants:

1 student or more  

Assessment criteria and Award amount :

  • Award amount is based on the number and composition of the student participants. 
  • At least 5 students, apart from the activity host, should participate in the activity. A higher award would be granted to activity with a higher student mix consisting of students from local, mainland, and international.  

Student mix

of students from local, mainland, and international  (including the host)  

No of student participants (excluding the host)   Award amount per application  
2 types   5-10 $500 
More than 10  $800 
3 types   5-10 $1,000 
More than 10  $1,500 

Post-activity Evaluation Form:

The online evaluation form should be submitted within two weeks after the last day of the activity. The form requires

  1. Self-reflection and assessment on the activity (include participants' evaluation);
  2. 3 Photos taken during the activity (with at least 1 group photos that included all participants), and
  3. Full participant list. 

Payment:

The full award amount will be transferred to the bank account of the successful applicants within two months after the completed and on-time submission of the post-activity evaluation form. 

Enquiry

Miss Luna CHAN
Tel: (852) 3411 2088
Email: lqc@hkbu.edu.hk

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Important Notice:

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of integration and community building! Due to your overwhelming participation, the programme's funding is running out, and we cannot proceed for the remaining months of this academic year. 

From 1 Jun 2024 onwards, we have stopped accepting new applications for AY2023-24.
Please stay tuned for more integration opportunities for the year 2024-25!

However, our travel Mini-vlog contest is still open! Check it out!

>>>Submit your Travel Mini-vlog and win up to HK$3,100<<<

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Our travel mini-vlog contest will still be open! >>>Click here to join.<<<

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Purpose:

To motivate students to initiate outbound trips to the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and other non-GBA places with a group mix of local and non-local students by subsidizing up to $1,600 per trip, and a max of $2,600 per student.

To strengthen the global awareness and/or national identity of the students, the trips should include visit points or activities with learning elements that could demonstrate the History, Culture, Technological Advancement, Economic Growth, Entrepreneurship, Innovation or Sustainable Development of the destination. #

# Some examples of visit points with learning elements: Museums, Cultural & creative markets, Government units, UNESCO heritage sites, Firm visits, Geo parks or other natures or landscapes under conservation etc. 

BONUS point: You may submit a 1-min Vlog taken during your outbound/ backpacker trips to our Travel Vlog competition and be awarded with an award of up to $3,100. <Click here>

Eligibility:

  • All full-time HKBU students studying in a UGC-funded programme are eligible for the grant. Students could apply for the grant to the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and non-GBA ONCE EACH during their study term at HKBU.
  • All of the self-initiated trips traveling outside Hong Kong are covered. (note: "Self-initiated" means the trip should be organized by students, instead of by the University or by other organisations) 
  • The trip should not be held earlier than 1 September 2023. 

How to apply:

1 Application per group
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1 Post-trip Survey per Student
[UPDATE: With the programme halted, we have stopped accepting new entries of application forms and post-trip surveys.]

Part 1: Group Application (>>>ONLINE APPLICATION FORM<<<)

  1. Applicants should submit an online application within 2 months from the last day of the trip. Only one application is needed for each group. (
  2. On behalf of the group, the applicant should provide: 
  • Basic Trip Information
  • Full Participant List 
  • 5 Photos taken during the trip: Two of them should include all of the group participants, and three of them should demonstrate the learning elements from the trip. 

Part 2: Post-trip Survey (>>>ONLINE SURVEY<<<)

3. All of the participants should complete an online post-trip survey on their self-reflection and assessment of the trip.

  • The full application will be processed by the staff from LQC by the end of each month or until the allocated budget is depleted. As LQC will not make announcements when the allocated budget is depleted,  you are recommended to submit your applications as soon as possible. The final deadline will be 31 May 2024.

Your document checklist:

Types of Application Application Form Post-Trip Survey
Individual Required Required
Group (2 students or more) 1 per group 1 per groupmate

No of applicants:

1 student or more 

Assessment criteria and Award amount:

A higher per-person award would be granted for a higher student mix consisting of local, mainland, and non-local non-mainland students on the trip. A max, of 2 days will be covered by the grant.  Details are as follows:  

Number of Student type

Award amount

To

Great Bay Area (GBA)

Award amount

To

non-Greater Bay Area (non-GBA)

Group with 1 student type

(i.e. only local, mainland or international students)

$200 per person per day $300 per person per day 

Group with a mix of 2 student types

(i.e. at least 20% of the group should be local, mainland, or international students,

whichever is the less dominant type in the group) 

$300 per person per day $500 per person per day

Group with a mix of 3 student types

(i.e. at least 20% of the group should be local, mainland, or international students,

whichever two are the less dominant types in the group) 

$500 per person per day $800 per person per day 

BONUS point: You may submit a 1-min Vlog taken during your outbound/ backpacker trips to our Travel Vlog competition and be awarded with an award of up to $3,100. <Click here>

Payment:

The full award amount will be transferred to the bank account of the successful applicants within two months after the application is processed. 

Enquiry

Mr. Ron LUK
Email: lqc@hkbu.edu.hk

Related Key Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):

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