The Care of Rehabilitated Offenders Association (CROA) approved in March 2011 a grant of $1 million to the Correctional Services Department for setting up a subsidy scheme for three years, viz. the ‘CROA Foundation’ (CROAF). The Foundation ended in May 2015. In view of the success of the foundation in encouraging the continuing education of persons in custody, the CROA agreed to continue funding the CROAF for carrying out a new scheme for a period of three years. The donation of $1 million for funding the new scheme was received in June 2015. In February and December 2017, CROA further donated $800,000 and $350,000 respectively to the CROAF and extended the scheme to 2019 to provide financial assistance directly by the money donated to needy persons in custody to pay for education / 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||: Mr CHOI Ting-hei|
|Telephone No||: 2834 0706|
|Address||: 4/F, Oi Kwan Court, 28 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.|
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