Funds, Scholarships and Grants
To continually improve the quality of education, Po Leung Kuk runs education funds for various educational improvement projects at all these affiliated schools.
Po Leung Kuk Dr. Eleanor Kwok Beauty Generation Table Tennis Development Fund
Po Leung Kuk S.F. Lee Creative and Technology Education Development Fund
Cantonese opera is the pith and marrow of Chinese art and culture, and a gem of Hong Kong’s arts and culture. In response to Education Bureau’s arts education development policy on broadening students’ horizons and boosting students interest in Cantonese Opera perforating arts, the Kuk’s affiliated schools and social services units constantly hold Cantonese Opera training sessions and performances. The Kuk established the “Po Leung Kuk Cantonese Opera Fund” in 2012 with an aim to allow students and services users of the Kuk to enhance their knowledge in Cantonese Opera as well as its cultural meanings; and, through promoting the art, to also pass on the excellences of traditional Chinese culture, including the ethics and literature expressed within the plays of Cantonese Opera.
Po Leung Kuk Dr. Eleanor Kwok Beauty Generation Table Tennis Development Fund was established in 2017 to promote the development of table-tennis in Hong Kong and encourage more participation from teenagers. With the sustained support, the fund helps develop table-tennis in Kuk’s affiliated secondary and primary schools, which allows more students to receive continuous and systematic training. This fund also aims to cultivate young elites by encouraging students with potential to receive professional training, and therefore enhancing their individual skills in the field of table-tennis.
Po Leung Kuk Former Chairmen 25th Anniversary Scholarship was specially established by The Association of Po Leung Kuk Chairmen in 2017/18. It awards affiliated primary schools that achieve outstanding performance in competitions related to “Chinese culture” and “History”. The 24 aided primary schools and direct subsidy scheme primary schools, Madam Chan Wai Chow Memorial School, and Choi Kai Yau School are eligible for application. The sum of HKD$250,000 (HKD$50,000 each year) scholarship covers five academic years (from 2017/18 to 2021/22).
Po Leung Kuk Li Shiu Chung Education Fund was first set up in 2005 in memory of Mr. Lee Shiu Chung for his generous donation to the Kuk. The Fund provided funding support to various educational improvement projects for affiliated schools. From 2005/06 to 2013/14, “Po Leung Kuk Li Shiu Chung Education Fund” sponsored 309 projects, with a total grant of $82,061,003.5.
Upholding the long established objective of “protecting the young and the innocent”, the Kuk is committed to providing quality education services to the students. In June 2005, the Board of Directors of the Kuk set up the “Po Leung Kuk Quality Education Fund” to sponsor affiliated education units to implement quality education. The fund provided funding support to various educational enhancement projects, professional development programmes for teachers, programmes catering for personal growth and learning needs of our students and the children under the Kuk’s residential care. From 2005/06 to 2013/14, the “Po Leung Kuk Quality Education Fund” sponsored 349 projects, with a total grant of $111,040,168.6.
In 2014/15, the Board of Directors of the Kuk decided to merge the above two education funds into one, namely Po Leung Kuk Li Shiu Chung Quality Education Fund”, with a view to provide concrete support to our educational units for implementing various educational improvement/ enhancement projects, organizing professional development programmes for teachers, as well as programmes catering for personal growth and learning needs of our students and the children under the Kuk’s residential care.
The Po Leung Kuk S.F. Lee Creative and Technology Education Development Fund was established in 2015/16 with a donation of HK$20 million from Mr Lee Shu Fook for the promotion and development of creative and technology education. The Fund is to be used for supporting the PLK affiliated secondary, primary schools, kindergartens and kindergartens-cum-nurseries for the provision of organizing multidisciplinary training, competitions and activities for projects in furtherance of the objectives of the Fund. In keeping with the donor's wishes, emphasis is placed on encouraging the purposeful services to allow students more choice of developing their imagination, creativity and problem solving skills according to their abilities and interests.
Po Leung Kuk Winfull Charity Fund, earlier known as the Po Leung Kuk Richfield Home Improvement Charity Fund, was established in 2011 with a $10,183,000 donation from Richfield Charity Fund. Richfield Group Holdings Limited was renamed Winfull Group Holdings Limited (0183) in 2017, and so was the Po Leung Kuk Winfull Charity Fund in the same year, with its ordinance revised at the 8th 17/18 Board of Directors Meeting to provide stronger support for the Kuk’s development in education and social services.
The Charity Fund aims at providing urgent supplement for families of staff and students in affiliated schools; and higher education supplement for affiliated would-be students enrolling in UGC-funded programs; as well as funding for innovational technology and STEM in affiliated secondary and primary schools.