Technical support and financial assistance
Loan Fund and Emergency Relief
J.E. Joseph Trust Fund
The fund was established in 1954 under J.E. Joseph Trust Fund Ordinance. The capital of the Fund is $4,261,107 of which $459,554 was the original amount paid to the Trustee (currently the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation) in 1954, $1,553 was a further payment made by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking (Trustee) Ltd. in 1961; $750,000 was donated by the Government in July, 1957 as a special relief fund following the disastrous floods in May of that year, $3,000,000 was a private donation received in September 1991 and the balance of $50,000 was donated by the agricultural industry in 1997.
The fund is vested in the Registrar of Co-operative Societies (currently held by the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation) as the Trustee.
Loans from this Fund are granted to farmers' co-operative societies and individual farmers for use either as development or working capital. The co-operative societies relent the money to their members at low interest rates.
During 2016/2017, a total of 11 loans amounting to $1,420,000 were issued.
Application & Enquiry
District Agricultural Office, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Address: 5th floor, Yuen Long Government Offices,
Tai Kiu Market, Yuen Long, N.T.
Telephone: 2476 2424
Application Form - Chinese only