Generously funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, AFS has been providing up to full scholarships to students with financial needs since 2008, allowing them to join AFS Year Exchange Program – A life-changing experience.

About the Grant

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust launched The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant (CPG) scheme in 2005. The three-year grants are designed to support partners with ongoing funding, giving participating agencies the up-front resources they need to plan and fund their projects, and enabling them to offer diversified services for Hong Kong people.

The Club can trace its long tradition of donating to charitable causes back to at least 1915, but it was in the 1950s, as Hong Kong struggled to cope with post-war reconstruction and a massive influx of immigrants, that this role became integral to its operation. In 1955, the Club formally decided to devote its surplus each year to charity and community projects, and in 1959, a separate company, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (Charities) Ltd, was formed to administer donations. In 1993, a new entity was established, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, to reflect the evolving nature, scale and scope of donations. The Club’s Charities Trust is one of the world’s top ten charity donors.

Working with Government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community partners, the Trust is committed to improving the quality of life of the people of Hong Kong, and providing relief to those in need. As a philanthropic organisation in its own right, the Trust also proactively identifies and initiates projects that anticipate future community and social needs.

Please click here to visit the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant website to learn more.


  • Applicant should first apply and be selected for AFS Year Exchange Program
  • Applicant should be a Hong Kong student aged 15-18.5
  • Applicant should be physically and mentally healthy
  • Applicant should be academically sound
  • Applicant should be genuinely interested in intercultural learning
  • Applicant should be a recipient of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) or School Textbook Assistance (TA) or Working Family Allowance (WFA)

Apply Now

Please click here to learn about the application procedure, prepare all necessary documents first and apply on or before 17 December 2023 (Sun). Eligible applicants will be invited to join an AFS Selection Day in 2023 (Date to be updated).