HK$300,000 to SoCO

The Charity Foundation of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club made a donation of HK$300,000 to SoCO (Society for Community Organisation which works within the community to help the poor, provide support services to grassroots people and mobilize resources and people from different sectors to take part in poverty relief).

The donation seeks to provide financial assistance to underprivileged children from families whose income fall below the poverty line and who have been hard hit by COVID 19. SoCO will be responsible for vetting applications and recording disbursements to successful applicants. The Grant will be limited to no more than HK$1,500 for each child and the money must be spent on summer/winter school uniforms, shoes and socks and school bags, stationery etc. Such items are not covered by any assistance offered by the Government and this project will benefit no less than 200 underprivileged children.