Under the COVID-19, Hong Kong Government has launched a total sum of around 500 millions in the Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme to support enterprises to continue their business and services during the epidemic under the Anti-Epidemic Fund. The Programme provides funding support through fast-track processing (in 10 working days) for enterprises to adopt IT solutions for developing distance business, and transform / increase their competence during the epidemic.
For each IT solution and the relevant training expenses for the employees, the funding ceiling is HK$100,000. Each enterprise may receive total funding of up to HK$300,000 to undertake a project to be completed within six months. An enterprise will be disbursed a payment of 30% of the funding amount after the application has been approved. Upon completion of the project and after the supporting documents are accepted, the remaining funding amount will be disbursed to the enterprise.
The Programme covers 12 categories of IT solutions for distance business as below: