As one of Hong Kong's major charity and community benefactors, the Club always stands ready to lend a helping hand in times of emergency. Families affected by the tragic building collapse in To Kwa Wan, as well as victims of the sinking of Lamma Island ferry, are among those who have received immediate relief from the Jockey Club Emergency Relief Fund. After the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008, the Club took the unprecedented step of earmarking HK$1 billion for reconstruction projects, including the establishment of the country's first institute for disaster management and reconstruction that will benefit millions more in future.
At home, the Club keeps a watchful eye on the poverty line. In the wake of sharply rising food prices, it has addressed the needs of the underprivileged by partnering with various NGOs to operate a food bank, as well as provide nutritious meals for the needy.
To bridge the opportunity gap of students from low-income families, the Club’s Charities Trust also funded the Principal Chan Free Tutorial World in establishing a district learning centre in Tai Kok Tsui. The project aims to provide quality equal learning opportunities for disadvantaged children and to enhance their skill-sets, confidence, exposure and motivation to learn. The new centre offers one-on-one talent development classes, pre-school training and playgroups for young children and their parents, as well as a digital learning area to facilitate online learning. The centre will also organise training camps on an outlying island to provide students with experiential learning activities.