Ms. Winnie YING
Head of Charities (Grant Making – Youth, Education & Training, Poverty)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Ms Winnie Ying is the Head of Charities (Grant Making – Youth, Education & Training, Poverty) of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Department. She oversees issues related to Youth, Poverty, and Education & Training. She identifies and implements new initiatives, manages funding allocation for projects under these themes.
Winnie started her career as a Social Worker and pioneered several innovative projects for the most neglected communities, including the first work trial and job tasting programme for at-risk youths in Hong Kong in 1995, discovered the social withdrawal phenomenon and set up the first one-stop service centre for “hidden youth” in 2003 providing home-based counselling services.
During 2009 to 2013, she was the General Secretary of the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund (CIIF) Secretariat under the Labour and Welfare Bureau. As General Secretary, she was responsible for the strategic planning of CIIF in managing public funds allocation, developing community programs, building social capital, promoting cross-sectoral collaboration and promulgating the concept among the public.
Winnie holds a Bachelor of Social Work from The Hong Kong Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Social Work and Social Care from The University of Bradford in the UK.