Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased, effective today (Tuesday), to welcome applications for the HKEX Charity Partnership Programme (Programme) 2021, HKEX Foundation’s flagship charitable programme.
This year, HKEX Foundation will allocate another $20 million to the Programme for long-term projects within the community, supporting Financial Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Poverty Relief, and Environmental Sustainability.
HKEX Chairman Laura M Cha said: “In 2020 we were delighted to support more than 40,000 people within Hong Kong through this partnership programme, and this year again we are very pleased that HKEX Foundation will be channeling another $20 million to community initiatives and projects that make meaningful positive impact on our society. The programme, in partnership with the Community Chest, sits alongside our other philanthropic work orchestrated through HKEX Foundation, and reflects our long term commitment to our community and the markets in which we operate.”
The Programme, first launched in 2020, is managed by The Community Chest of Hong Kong; its focus is on supporting long-term projects that benefit the local community, delivering positive and sustainable impact. Last year, 10 projects benefitting more than 40,000 individuals in our community were selected under the Programme, including a project supporting financial literacy among students and a project providing day care services for the elderly.
The application period is now open until 30 June. Please refer to the HKEX Group website for Programme application and details of current supported projects.
Tori Cowley, on behalf of HKEX Foundation (sixth from the left) and Vernon Moore, on behalf of the Community Chest of Hong Kong (sixth from the right), strike the gong today to mark the launch of the HKEX Charity Partnership Programme 2021. They are joined by 10 agency members of the Community Chest.
About HKEX Foundation
HKEX Foundation was established to deepen HKEX’s connectivity and long-standing commitment to addressing the social and environmental challenges faced by our communities. It is a recognised charitable entity under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. HKEX Foundation supports those in need through partnerships with local charities and funding projects across four focus areas: Financial Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Poverty Relief, and Environmental Sustainability.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.
HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited. This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME), in China, in 2018.
HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.