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Reference Materials on Capacity Enhancement Grant

Capacity Enhancement Grant (CEG) [Updated as at August 2018]

Starting from the 2000/01 school year, CEG is provided to aided, government and caput schools, schools under Direct Subsidy Scheme and schools running the full-time Initiation Programme for newly arrived children for relieving teachers’ workload so that teachers will have enhanced capacity to concentrate on the critical tasks in the education reform.  Schools can use CEG to hire outside services and/or personnel* on a temporary basis outside the permanent staff establishment according to their own circumstances and priorities.  In February 2006, the government committed itself to providing long-term support to schools by making CEG a recurrent provision.

Starting from the 2007/08 school year, schools are no longer required to apply for the recurrent CEG annually.  The CEG for the new school year will be disbursed to eligible schools in August1 according to the number of approved classes2 of the new school year. 

When using CEG, schools should refer to the following -




 *  Starting from the 2010/11 school year, schools can also use CEG to subsidize their students at S5 and S6 levels to attend a range of New Senior Secondary Applied Learning (ApL) courses according to the aptitude, interests and inclination of the students.  For details, please refer to para.4 of the Ground Rules and Procedures for CEG.


1   Payment of CEG to IMC schools will be on a quarterly basis starting from September each year.

2   For DSS schools, the amount of the grant will be calculated according to the approved formula. 


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