The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has donated an average of HK$1.6 billion to the community every year over the past decade by way of its own major initiatives and donations, supporting projects of well over 100 charitable groups and organisations each year. These encompass ten major areas; namely, Arts, Culture & Heritage, Education & Training, Elderly Services, Emergency & Poverty Relief, Environmental Protection, Family Services, Medical & Health, Rehabilitation Services, Sports & Recreation, and Youth Development.
In 2013/14, the total approved charitable donations were over HK$3.6 billion, an increase of 85% on the previous year. The approved donations benefited 168 charities and community projects.
For over half a century, The University of Hong Kong’s close partnership with the Trust has enhanced its ability to strive for excellence in education, scholarship, and research. The Hong Kong Jockey Club has sponsored over 80 academic-related projects at the University, totalling some HK$1.6 billion.
The Trust recognises the importance of the residential experience, and its support of residential education at the University includes the construction of the Jockey Club Student Villages I, II and III, which opened in 2002, 2006 and 2015 respectively. Residential Halls and Colleges in these three Villages provide accommodation for over 3,600 students.
Jockey Club Student Village I
Lady Ho Tung Hall
Jockey Club Student Village II
Lee Shau Kee Hall
Suen Chi Sun Hall
Jockey Club Student Village III
Shun Hing College
Chi Sun College