In a bid to support persons in custody to pursue education and vocational training through community involvement, the Department has set up a subsidy scheme, viz. the ‘New Life Foundation’, starting from 2009 with a total donation of HK$2.4 million from a social enthusiast. After eight years of operation, the second scheme of the Foundation ended in June 2018. In view of the success of the Foundation in encouraging the continuing education of persons in custody, the donor agreed to donate an additional HK$1.5 million to continue funding a new three-year scheme of the New Life Foundation, to provide financial assistance directly by the money donated to needy persons in custody to pay for education and vocational training courses, distance learning courses, public examination fees, textbooks, study aids and educational resources.
The Department invites applications for financial assistance three times a year.
For enquiry, please contact the Secretary of the Fund, whose telephone number and address are as follows:
|Name||: Ms CHOI Man-wah|
|Telephone No||: 2834 0706|
|Address||: 4/F, Oi Kwan Court, 28 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.|
|E-mail Address||: firstname.lastname@example.org|