Subsidy Scheme for Employment Agencies open for application from 17 March 2022 to 29 April 2022
The Subsidy Scheme for Employment Agencies (EAs) (the Scheme) introduced under the sixth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund (AEF) will be open for application from March 17 to April 29.
EAs with a valid licence issued by the LD will be granted a one-off lump sum subsidy under the Scheme. A subsidy of $50,000 will be granted for each main licence of EAs that provide a foreign domestic helper (FDH) placement service. For EAs that do not provide a FDH placement service, a subsidy of $30,000 will be granted for each main licence. An additional subsidy of $10,000 will be granted for each duplicate licence for a branch office of both kinds of EAs.
An EA eligible to apply for a subsidy under the Scheme must:
- have held a valid licence issued by the LD under section 52 of the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57) as at January 31, 2022. If the validity period of the current licence of the EA is less than two months on the date of subsidy application, the EA must have submitted an application for licence renewal to the LD in accordance with Regulation 2 of the Employment Agency Regulations (EAR) (Cap. 57A); or
- have submitted an application for the issue of a new licence in accordance with Regulation 2 of EAR as at December 31, 2021, and the application was still under processing as at January 31, 2022.
If an EA has applied to the LD for issue of a new licence or renewal of licence according to the above, the subsidy will only be disbursed after the licence application is approved.
Please click here for details of the Scheme and to download the application form.
For any enquiries related to the Scheme, please contact EAA of LD (Scheme hotline: 2115 3665 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ends/Thursday, March 17, 2022