The Hong Kong Jockey Club is delighted to once again support the Student of the Year Awards and to recognise the achievements of some of Hong Kong’s brightest, best and most socially committed young people.
The Club’s purpose is the betterment of our society. This is made possible through its unique integrated business model of racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. In 2018/19, the Club contributed HK$23.3 billion in duty and profits tax to the Government and HK$1.3 billion to the Lotteries Fund. It also donated 95% of its operating surplus to The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, which itself approved HK$4.3 billion in donations to charity and community. The Club is Hong Kong's largest single taxpayer, while its Charities Trust is one of the world's top ten charity donors.
The Club’s support for the community covers a wide range of social need, including youth development and education and training. 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 & 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. CLAP for Youth@JC, launched in 2015, aims to empower young people to make informed and meaningful life and career choices. Through its support for equestrian sport and community football, the Club is also 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.