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28 December 2020                                                                                               
 
HKEX Charity Partnership Programme Donates HK$20 Million
To Support 10 Community Projects provided by The Community Chest’s member agencies
 
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of its own listing, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), HKEX Foundation Limited has set up the HKEX Charity Partnership Programme and made a generous donation of HK$20 million to The Community Chest of Hong Kong (the Chest). Through supporting services offered by the Chest’s social welfare member agencies, the programme aims to address various social and environmental challenges. In early December, after careful deliberation, the Chest announced the 10 projects approved for funding.
 
HKEX Charity Partnership Programme is focusing on four major themes: Financial Literacy, Social Diversity and Inclusion, Poverty Relief and Environmental Sustainability. It aims to support the development of the community and the needs of society, to foster mutual help in the community, and to make contributions to the long-term sustainability of Hong Kong. The programme was open for application from eligible member agencies of the Chest. The 10 most cost–effective and impactful service projects were approved by Admissions, Budgets and Allocations Committee of the Chest and allocated funds.
 
Agency Name      
Project Name     
Financial Literacy
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society 
MoneyWise                                                                          
Hans Andersen Club Limited
Financial Smarty         
 
Social Diversity and Inclusion
The Methodist Ap Lei Chau Centre                                            
Career Development of New Stars’ at Workplace                                                         
Sheng Kung Hui St. Christopher's Home Limited
Wise NET E-Learning Inclusion Project
Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres Limited
Step It Up for Gender Equality: Project to Enhance Economic Empowerment of Women
Christian Family Service Centre
Walking with You - Community Transitional Day Rehabilitation Programme
The Association of Evangelical Free Churches of Hong Kong   
Out of the Box -  SEN Family Support Scheme
 
Poverty Relief
1st Step Association Limited                                                        
Wheelchair Own Sweet Home                         
The Salvation Army
“HOME” Community Support Scheme for Person with Hoarding Behaviours           
 
Environmental Sustainability
The Hong Kong Award for Young People           
Sports ZERO - Sports with Zero Waste                                                     
 
All projects funded by HKEX Charity Partnership Programme will be launched from January to June 2021 with two to three-year service period.
 
Mrs Laura M Cha, Chairman of HKEX Foundation said: “We are very thankful to the Community Chest’s support in managing our Charity Partnership Programme which selected 10 very meaningful projects within our community. We are delighted that HKEX’s contribution will help address some of the most challenging issues in our society, and help to make our community a better place to live.”
 
Dr John C C Chan, Chairman of the Chest Campaign Committee said: “We commend HKEX for their philanthropic spirit. Under the HKEX Charity Partnership Programme, essential resources are allocated through the Chest to fund the service projects of Chest's member agencies, making contribution towards social welfare enhancement.  We are truly grateful for the ardent support of HKEX in helping the needy of our community.”
 
The Chest and HKEX have established a philanthropic partnership for more than 20 years. Through the “Stock Code for Charity Scheme”, companies are encouraged to support the community on the occasion of their initial public listing.
 
About The Community Chest of Hong Kong
The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded nor operated by the Government. The Chest has been serving Hong Kong for over 50 years. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 social welfare member agencies to provide services to more than 2.5 million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development. The Chest’s administration expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments. This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors. For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.
 
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