Community-driven Projects

The Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Office has launched the Community-driven Projects since 2019. Eligible local organisations and individuals are welcome to propose projects which could strengthen the safeguarding, research, education, promotion and transmission of local ICH.



Scope of Support

The scope of support for Community-driven Projects covers projects related to the items in the Representative List as well as the Inventory of the ICH of Hong Kong, and at least one item of which shall be included in the application.


In view of the circumstances in the development of local ICH and resources consideration, the LCSD will accord priority consideration in the support of the following projects:

  1. projects related to the items in the Representative List or the Inventory of ICH with an urgent need for preservation;

  2. projects with participation of bearer organisations / bearers of ICH items;

  3. projects that allow bearer organisations / bearers of ICH items and related stakeholders to participate in or to showcase works and techniques, as well as manifest the cultural substance of ICH items;

  4. ICH transmission projects implemented or participated by ICH bearers or practitioners, especially training programmes in different forms to nurture bearers of the next generation;

  5. research projects that collect, record, preserve, collate, publish, broadcast, or disseminate through the internet the information of local ICH, including oral history, audio-visual recordings, documentaries and other information with preservation value. The LCSD also encourages "Community-driven Projects" involving publications to publicise their products via online platforms to enhance the effectiveness of the project and to broaden the beneficiaries of the project;

  6. projects that promote or further develop ICH in communities or groups;

  7. projects that develop ICH educational resources or promote ICH education in schools;

  8. projects that allow young people to participate in or develop ICH; and

  9. other new projects that revitalise fading ICH items.


The proposed projects shall be carried out locally to maximise the social benefits of the projects for the betterment of Hong Kong citizens. Besides, the LCSD encourages grantees to include education or promotion activities (such as guided tours) in projects comprising traditional festivals / rituals for promoting ICH in the community.




The application for the Community-driven Projects of the ICH Funding Scheme 2023 was closed at 12:00:00 noon on 18 January 2024.


Please click here for past Guides to Application.