CLP subsidies and support for individuals

We have various support programmes to help the elderly, families in need and underprivileged households, as well as encourage energy saving and reduce carbon emissions.

How are we helping people in need?

To show care for the elderly, we offer Concessionary Tariff for the Elderly under Residential Tariff.

The tariff information below is effective for consumption on or after 1 Jan 2023. You are eligible for this concessionary tariff if you are: 

  • Aged 60 and above; 
  • Living alone or with similarly qualified elderly; 
  • Relying on or entitled to Comprehensive Social Security Assistance; and 
  • A residential customer using electricity for residential purposes only. 

The concessionary tariff is based on bimonthly meter-readings.  


As an approved applicant, your first 400 units of electricity is charged at half-price. The half-price applies to the energy charge, Fuel Cost AdjustmentEnergy Saving Rebate, Rent & Rate Special Rebate and 2023 Special Energy Saving Rebate under Residential Tariff.  

Also, you do not have to pay the minimum charge of HK$40 per bill. 

How to apply

You can submit your application via The Hong Kong Council of Social Service.



As the COVID-19 pandemic is easing and Hong Kong’s economic activities are returning to normal, underprivileged households are still under substantial economic pressure.  In 2023, we will allocate about HK$200 million from the CLP Community Energy Saving Fund to roll out a series of community support programmes to support families in need, and encourage the community to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

We allocate HK$100 million in this programme in 2023.  It is expected to benefit 150,000 underprivileged households in our supply area.

  • Provide one-off fuel cost subsidies of HK$600 to 100,000 eligible households, including the elderly, low-income families and people with disabilities.
  • Provide one-off fuel cost subsidies of HK$800 to 50,000 tenants of subdivided units.

For details, please visit the CLP Fuel Cost Subsidy Programme page.

We allocate HK$25 million to help underprivileged households in need save energy and improve their home safety and living conditions in 2023. 

  • Assistance for Tenants of SDUs: To improve their home safety, we set aside HK$5 million to conduct rewiring works for the installation of individual electricity meters for tenants of SDUs referred by its community partners.
  • Assistance for Families in Transitional Housing: We provide HK$20 million to 10,000 families in transitional housing with subsidies of HK$2,000 each for buying energy-efficient electrical appliances.

We will organise programmes that encourage people to save energy in their daily lives while raising awareness of electrical safety.

  • CLP Power Connect Programme: To encourage you to save energy year-round and organise energy-saving activities to promote low-carbon lifestyles to underprivileged households, we allocate HK$25 million to continue the Programme in 2023.
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Carnival: We dedicate HK$1.5 million in 2023 to co-organise EE&C carnival with community partners to raise public awareness of decarbonisation and smart use of electricity.
  • Home Electricity Safety for the Elderly: We set aside HK$1 million to work with community partners to inspect and repair electrical installations for 200 elderly households in our supply area by qualified electricians.

We support youngsters from less well-off households and have programmes to help students with financial needs.

  • Students E-learning Assistance Programme: In 2023, we allocate HK$6 million to distribute e-learning devices, including tablets and data SIM cards, to 1,600 students.
  • CLP Award for Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET): To provide financial assistance to students in need who are enrolled in designated VPET programmes run by Vocational Training Council, we continue to provide a subsidy of HK$10,000 to the 75 award recipients of 2022/2023 academic year.

More information

Please refer to media release and fact sheets (PDF).

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