Audit for Distance Business Programme (D-Biz) Project

To support enterprises to continue their business and services during the epidemic, the Distance Business Programme (D-Biz) under the Anti-epidemic Fund of the Government accepts applications from May 18 until October 31.

 

Under the Programme, the funding ceiling is $100,000 for each IT solution and the relevant training expenses for the employees. Each enterprise may receive total funding of up to $300,000 to undertake a distance business project to be completed within six months. Each enterprise can submit only one application with no more than three IT solutions. The approved project cannot benefit from other government funding schemes at the same time.

 

The Programme covers 12 IT solution categories relating to distance business as follows:

• Online business;

• Online order taking and delivery, and smart self-service systems;

• Online customer services and engagement;

• Digital customer experience enhancement;

• Digital payment/mobile point of sale;

• Online/cloud-based financial management systems;

• Online/cloud-based human resources management systems;

• Remote document management, cloud storage & remote access services;

• Virtual meeting and conference tools;

• Virtual team management and communications;

• Cybersecurity solutions; and

• Other online/custom-built/cloud-based business support systems.

 

In order to ensure the project funds have been solely and properly applied to the project and expended in accordance with the approved budget, an audited statement of income and expenditure shall be required and audited by an independent Certified Public Accountant (Practicing).

 

The audited statement of income and expenditure shall be submitted to the Secretariat within two months after the completion of the project for the disbursement of the final payment.

 

For more details please refer to the official website:
https://www.hkpc.org/zh-HK/distance-business-programme

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