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3 August 2021

About Racing Welfare grants

Racing Welfare may be able to assist eligible individuals who are in need with a grant. Grants can be awarded for a variety of goods or services that will aid someone’s wellbeing and/or improve circumstances in difficult times.


This list is not exhaustive and if you are unsure if we can help then please get in touch and we can arrange for a Welfare Officer to call to discuss your needs in more detail.

Applying for a grant

Apply for a grant using the Lightning Reach portal.

This platform is provided by our trusted partner, Lightning Reach, a social impact startup which uses secure technology to make the application process as quick and safe as possible for you. 

If you have ever held a Jockey’s licence in the UK and have not already spoken with a welfare officer, please contact us at info@racingwelfare.co.uk before starting the application process.

A simple 3 step process


  1. Register and complete your profile here
    When asked to provide details of your work history, make sure to select ‘British Horse Racing and Thoroughbred Breeding’ from the roles / industries list to ensure you are matched to Racing Welfare. (refer to this useful guide to help with the step by step process of applying through Lightening).Return to school grant – please yes to ’Do you have any dependent children living with you?’
  2. Once you’ve completed your profile, you should receive a support match to Racing Welfare. Click ‘continue’ to complete and submit your application.
  3. Provide your supporting evidence and submit your application to Racing Welfare.

Once your application has been made a welfare officer will be in touch as soon as possible, this is usually within 7 days.

The profile you create on the Lightning Reach portal can also help you to find and apply for support from other support organisations easily and securely. We recommend that you submit your application to Racing Welfare first before submitting applications to other organisations. 

For help with completing your application, visit Lightning Reach Support and search for ‘Racing Welfare’.

This helpful guide will show you the step-by-step process of applying for a grant through Lightning.

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Get In Touch

If you need financial assistance and would like to speak to Racing Welfare:

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Racing Welfare’s 24 hour support line enables people to access support and
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