The term ‘Back to School’ can often bring with it feelings of dread for many parents due to the rising costs of new school uniform and equipment. From school jumpers to PE kits and book bags, kitting out children for the new term can be a stressful time. To ease this worry for parents, Racing Welfare administers the ‘Return to School’ grant, offering eligible families £100 per child to assist with those expenses.
Lucy* is a mother of two who has been working in the racing industry for over ten years. She was awarded a Return to School grant in 2021 to help with the cost of school supplies.
Lucy said: “The Return to School Grant was amazing. When you think about school uniform, a pair of school shoes are around £30 alone and then you can quickly spend another £30 on just a couple of cardigans. Having the grant was just really helpful.”
Racing Welfare’s grant helped take some of the strain off the family’s finances.
She said: “I’m really grateful for the [financial assistance] I’ve had. It’s a massive help. For me, it means the kids don’t have to go without.”
For more information on the Return to School grant click here https://racingwelfare.co.uk/info-support/return-to-school-grant-2023/ or call Racing’s Support Line on 0800 6300 443 for free, confidential advice, 24 hours per day.