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Youth Development

Our policy objectives on youth development are to -

  • foster a culture of multi-faceted excellence and to provide diversified learning, training and development opportunities to young people who have different aspirations;

  • encourage young people to develop an active approach to life and a positive sense of social awareness;

  • deepen their understanding in the developments of Hong Kong and our country;

  • broaden their global perspectives; and

  • allow them to thoroughly understand their individual rights and be happy to take on social obligations.

In her 2017 Policy Address, the Chief Executive announced the establishment of the Youth Development Commission to enhance policy coordination within the Government and enable holistic and more effective examination of, and discussion on issues of concern to young people. The Home Affairs Bureau provides support to the work of the Commission, and coordinate various youth development measures through collaboration with relevant bureaux/departments, uniformed groups and other youth organisations.

The Home Affairs Bureau provides recurrent subvention to the following eleven uniformed groups and two NGOs for providing non-formal education and training programmes for young people -

Scout Association of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association

Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps

Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps

Hong Kong Adventure Corps

Hong Kong Red Cross

Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade Youth Command

The Boys' Brigade, Hong Kong

The Girls' Brigade Hong Kong

Hong Kong Road Safety Association (Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol)

Association of Hong Kong Flag-guards

The Hong Kong Award for Young People

Agency for Volunteer Service


Youth Square

The main purpose of the Youth Square ( Hong Kong Centre for Youth Development) is to serve as a focal point for territory-wide youth development activities in Hong Kong. It would provide facilities and venues for promoting youth development and training. Please click here for more information of the Youth Square.


Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship

Please click here for details of the Scholarship.


Funding Scheme for Youth Life Planning Activities

Please click here for details of the Funding Scheme.


Funding Scheme for International Youth Exchange (2017-18)

Please click here for details of the Funding Scheme.


Service Corps Programme

Please click here for details of the Programme.


Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Cultural Exchange Programme

Please click here for details of the Programme.


Large-scale Youth Programme Funding Scheme

Please click here for details of the Programme.