The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s purpose is to act continuously for the betterment of our society. Underpinning this are the Club's core values of world-class leadership, uncompromising integrity, continuous development and serving the community. In 2017/18, the Club made a record contribution to the Government of HK$22.6 billion in duty and profits tax and returned HK$1.2 billion to the Lotteries Fund. Approved charity donations were HK$4.2 billion. The Club is Hong Kong's largest single taxpayer, one of the city’s major employers and one of the world's top ten charity donors.
Unleashing the potential of young people has always been a top priority for the Club, with Youth Development being currently one of four strategic areas of focus for our Charities Trust. Over the years, the Club has helped build everything from primary schools to student hostels and in the 1990s it funded the construction of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Through the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships it supports undergraduates, including those with special educational needs, as well as students studying vocational courses and postgraduate students studying at Oxford and Harvard universities. Since 2002, The Jockey Club Life-wide Learning Fund has helped school students expand their horizons by taking part in extra-curricular activities. More recent initiatives include CLAP for Youth@JC, which aims to empower young people to make informed and meaningful life and career choices, and CoolThink@JC, which is piloting a computational thinking-coding curriculum in upper primary schools. Meanwhile, through its support for equestrian sport and community football, the Club is helping many young people achieve their potential through sport.
Committed to global excellence and giving back to society, the Club is always “riding high together for a better future” with the people of Hong Kong.