Overseas Programme Enrichment Scheme (OPES)

Application Documents and Guidelines for 2020 projects will be launched in the middle of December, you are advised to watch out the updates on HKGGA website.

 

Objective

  • To encourage Girl Guides units to plan and execute overseas activities.
  • To broaden the horizon of Girl Guides through overseas exchange.
  • To enhance the connection with fellow Guides around the world and facilitate understanding towards WAGGGS and global Guiding movement.

 

Eligibility

  • Girl Guides and Ranger units of HKGGA could also submit application. For the age requirement, ratio of Guider and Girl Guide members and requirments of Guider-in-charge for the overseas activities, please refer to the regulations of 'Qualification Kit' (Activities Aboard) and 'Safety Rules and Guidelines for Activities' (Activities Aboard).
  • Each unit cannot submit more than one application form and one project proposal at the same time.
  • Each unit can only submit one application form and one project proposal every two years.
  • For those interested units, Guider-in-charge has to submit the application form 6 months before the commencement of the proposed project to International and China Liaison Office for a preliminary approval from International Commissioner. Please briefly describle the event date, destination, theme, objectives and number of participants etc. on the application form. Afterward the Guider-in-charge has to submit a project proposal three months before the commencement of the proposed project once the preliminary approval has been granted. Itinerary, accomodation, transportation arrangement and final list of participants are required to list out in detail on the proposal. Subsidy shall be calulated according to the final list of participants on the proposal.

 

HKGGA Qualification Kit: 

https://hkgga.org.hk/sites/hkggacms/files/upload/resources/file_for_download/Qualification%20Kit%20English%20Version%20201610.pdf

HKGGA Safety Rules and Guidelines for Activities: 

https://hkgga.org.hk/sites/hkggacms/files/upload/resources/file_for_download/Safety%20Rules%20English%20Version%20201708_0.pdf

 

Capacity

  • No more than 10 applications per year (and without exceeding the yearly budget).
  • No more than 18 participants (including Guiders and Girl Guides) for each application. Moreover, ratio of Guider to Girl Guide member and number of Guider-in-charge and Activity Safety Officer of the proposed activity must meet the requirement of 'Qualification Kit' (Activities Aboard) and 'Safety Rules and Guidelines for Activities' (Activities Aboard).

 

Amount of Subsidy

  • For holding overseas activities in the Asia Pacific Region (except Australia and New Zealand): Maximum amount of grant is HK2,000 per Girl Guides.
  • For holding overseas activities outside Asia Pacific Region: Maximum amount of grant is HK3,000 per Girl Guides.
  • Each application has 2 quota in maximum for Guider(s) to apply depending on the total number of participants of the proposed activity. Maximum amount of grant for each subsidied Guider shall be as same as the maximum amount of grant for Girl Guides.

 

Application Procedures​

  • Please complete the appliction form and submit to the person-in-charge of Sponsoring Authority and corresponding Commissioners for preliminary review. Afterward the application form should be submitted to International and China Liaison Office 6 months before the commencement of the proposed project for a preliminary approval from International Commissioner.
  • Submit a project proposal with the itinerary, accomodation, transportation arrangement and final list of participants in detail three months before the commencement of the proposed project for the final approval.
  • Application form and project proposal must be submitted by post or in person  (Address: International and China Liaison Office HKGGA Headquarter: 8 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon).

 

*For details about the application guidelines, please refer to the attachment.

 

Application Documents (application documents and guidelines for 2020 projects will be launched in the middle of December, you are advised to watch out the updates on HKGGA website)

  1. Application Guidelines (To Be Launched)
  2. Application Form (To Be Launched)
  3. Project Proposal (To Be Launched)
  4. Requirements and Criteria for the Transaction Records (To Be Launched)
  5. Evaluation Report (To Be Launched)

 

Enquiry

International and China Liaison Office 

Te: 2359 6827

Email: renee.ha@hkgga.org.hk

 

Last Update Date: 2019-12-05