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Funding Opportunities

Student Organisation Fund (SOF)




The Student Organisation Fund (SOF) is set up to encourage and subsidise recognised student organisations to initiate diverse on and off-campus activities which meet the University’s goals, including but not only limited to:


  • Fostering students’ holistic development
  • Enhancing campus community engagement, multi-cultural awareness, and cross-cultural exchange
  • Promoting meaningful inter-University /intramural collaboration and student integration
  • Promoting students’ professional/academic advancement (only applicable to Faculty/ School/ Departmental Societies)




  • Faculty/ School / Departmental Organisations
  • Student organisations under SAO
  • Student organisations under the auspices of other academic/administrative & support units



Period Covered


SOF will only consider eligible activities / operational expenses incurred between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023 (i.e., within Fiscal Year 2022/23).



SOF Components


SOF offers two types of funding. The decision made by SAO on SOF application results is final.


Fund Type For  Unit 

Merit Grant

Operation and/or activities of the organisation, including:

  • Materials, tools, and equipment used in activities
  • Organisation/activity uniforms
  • Souvenirs
  • Coaching fees
  • Venue booking fees
  • Stationery
  • Other expenses as deemed appropriate and endorsed by the hosting unit

Per organisation

One-off grant within 2022/23

Activity Fund

Activities meeting the SOF objectives

Per activity

Subsidy will be considered for each eligible activity submitted



Application Period


Applications are invited 4 times in 2022/23:

Application Round 1 * Round 2  Round 3  Round 4 


HKT 5:00 PM

30 Sept 2022 (Fri)

HKT 5:00 PM

30 Dec 2022 (Fri)

HKT 5:00 PM

31 Mar 2023 (Fri)

HKT 5:00 PM

12 May 2023 (Fri)



ENQUIRIES  / 3400 2610




Guidelines SOF Application Guidelines (English / Chinese)

1. SOF Summary Sheet

2. SOF Merit Grant Application Form

3. SOF PRE-activity Application Form

4. SOF POST-activity Application Form & Reimbursement Request Form

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