HKSAR Government SME Support Services

Monday, 23 March 2020

The Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) was launched today by the Government under the Anti-epidemic Fund to provide relief to retailers to help tide them over their financial difficulties during this challenging time has commenced operation from.  

  1. The online application system of the Scheme is at
  2. The deadline of applications falls at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, 12 April 2020.
  3. During the three-week application period, applicants may lodge applications and necessary supporting documents through personal computers or smartphones.  There is no need for applicants to rush their lodgement of online applications on the first day of the application period as the Scheme is not run on a first-come-first serve basis.
  4. The Government has commissioned the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to help implement the Scheme.  A dedicated telephone hotline (1836 111) and email account ( for the Scheme have been set up to handle enquiries on the details of the Scheme and provide assistance to applicants in preparing their online applications.
  5. More information on the Scheme is available at:


Click here to see all current HKSAR Government SME Support Schemes overview.



SUCCESS provides SMEs a one-stop information and consultation service on government funding schemes. Membership is free with access to regular seminars and workshops, practical business information and consultation services free of charge.

Electronic newsletters are sent biweekly with updates on the latest SME support initiatives including government funding schemes and latest rules and regulation.


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An economic stimulus package was released to encourage business investment, maintain employment and support those impacted by COVID-19 through an instant / accelerated asset write off and cash payments. Businesses will benefit from two tax concessions announced by the Morrison Government. 

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