The Club has been contributing to the betterment of Hong Kong for over a century, both directly and through The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Today the Club contributes across ten areas of social need: arts, culture and heritage; education and training; elderly services; emergency and poverty relief; environmental protection; family services; medical and health; rehabilitation services; sports and recreation; and youth development.
With significant improvements in its business performance in recent years, the Club has been able to substantially increase its support for the community. In 2017/18, the Club’s Charities Trust approved a total of HK$4.2 billion in donations to 222 charitable and community projects. The Charities Trust is also one of the world’s top ten charity donors.
In recent years, the Club has been increasingly proactive in tackling more complex social issues. Working with the Government, NGOs, academia and business, the Charities Trust has initiated and implemented its own Trust-initiated projects. A particular focus at present are four strategic themes – Youth, the Elderly, Sports, and Arts, Culture and Heritage – which have been identified as important for the future development of Hong Kong.