The fund will benefit more than 140 community projects and local charities worldwide over the three-year period from 2015-17. The USD150 million donation supplements HSBC’s existing contributions to community investment programmes.
HSBC invited its employees to vote on the kind of projects they wanted the fund to support. More than 50,000 took part. They voted to prioritise projects relating to children and education, medical welfare and research, and the environment and wildlife.
HSBC teams around the world have selected organisations that will provide a positive and sustainable change in their communities. These charities will receive different amounts of funding depending on their plans and requirements.
As well as making a financial contribution, HSBC encourages employees to support projects in their communities by volunteering their time and expertise.
Details of the charities and community projects that will benefit from the 150 community fund can be found below.
Our local projects
Global: HSBC provides funding to fight deadly diseases
HSBC is contributing to the construction of The Francis Crick Institute, a new biomedical research facility. It will be used by more than 1,200 scientists tackling some of the world’s deadliest diseases.
UAE: An 'interactive trading floor' experience for students
HSBC has introduced an 'interactive trading floor' experience for university students. It's the first of its kind in the Middle East.
HSBC Egypt: 350 new community schools in remote areas
HSBC is working in partnership with the Misr El Kheir Foundation to build 350 community schools and provide education opportunities for 12,000 children.
UK: New scholarship for UK university
HSBC and the University of Aberdeen provide the Sir Thomas Sutherland Scholarship to students from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Three scholarships will be awarded between 2016 and 2018.
Indonesia: HSBC and WWF support marine life conservation through education
HSBC and WWF will help communities in East Indonesia adopt sustainable practices for fisheries and marine tourism.
Indonesia: HSBC promotes financial education with Prestasi Junior Indonesia
31 schools in 12 Indonesian cities are introducing ‘Smart Kids’, helping young people understand the value of money.
Australia: HSBC and Black Dog Institute partner on new mental health programmes
HSBC is supporting two new programmes to help young people and rural communities tackle mental health issues.
Malaysia: HSBC contributes to six charities in Malaysia
HSBC Malaysia supports six charities in areas of education, elderly care and wildlife.
Canada: Funding announced for medical research
Hospitals in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec will receive donations for child health research and support for families across Canada.
Korea: HSBC supports environmental programme
HSBC partners with United Nations Environment Programme National Committee for Korea to support sustainable marine environment.
Canada: Environment programmes launched
HSBC partners with Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and WWF-Canada to expand on and deliver environmental education and research programmes across Canada.
Vietnam: Boost for education and the environment
HSBC has announced it will offer funding to four charity projects in Vietnam.
Canada: Educational support
A Children's Aid Foundation project backed by the HSBC 150 community fund will help 3,000 young people by 2017.
Canada: Helping indigenous young people
HSBC Canada announces charity partnership to support youth through Pathways Canada.
Bangladesh: Supporting children with disabilities
HSBC in Bangladesh has announced its second 150 community fund project. It is working with SEID to improve the lives of children with disabilities.
Korea: HSBC sponsors entrepreneurship programme
HSBC is backing a scheme run by Junior Achievement Korea to help high-school students develop entrepreneurial and business skills.
Sri Lanka: Charity partnerships
HSBC in Sri Lanka has launched partnerships with three non-profit organisations to further its support for education and environmental conservation.
Bangladesh: Reading project launched
Primary school students are being helped to improve their English language skills thanks to a new programme run by the British Council in partnership with HSBC.