The LCSD provides subvention to eligible NSAs through the Sports Subvention Scheme to promote and develop the respective sports. The subvented programmes include:
- overseas and local international events;
- squad training programmes;
- development schemes (including sports training programmes, schools sports programmes, local competitions, community sports club project);
- training for officials and international sports conferences; and
- exchange programmes.
In addition, to support the development of new sports in Hong Kong, the LCSD launched the Pilot Scheme on Subvention for New Sports in 2021 under the Sports Subvention Scheme to provide funding support for development of new sports activities in the community.