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Racing Welfare - COVID19

Funding type
One-off grant
Funding stream
Racing & Breeding

Racing Welfare is a registered charity supporting the workforce of British horseracing. It offers professional guidance and practical help to all of racing’s people, including stud, stable and racecourse staff, alongside those working in associated professions.

Because of the COVID19 pandemic and resulting nationwide "lockdown", Racing Welfare saw an increase in people asking for financial advice and support. A dedicated programme of hardship grants - funded by the John Pearce Foundation and administered by Racing Welfare - was set up to help families and individuals cover immediate basic needs such as food, electricity and heating where appropriate. Special "Return to School" grants for school uniforms and other necessary materials were also made available.