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Landmark partnership for Racing Welfare

The agreement, which comes into effect in January 2019, will see The Racing Foundation award £3.89 million to Racing Welfare over the next three years, reflecting the charity’s position as the UK’s core provider of human welfare services for everyone living and working in the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industries.

The funding has been allocated to the wellbeing strand of Racing Welfare’s service provision, covering four key aspects: Racing’s Occupational Health Service, the Careers Advice and Training Service, Racing’s Support Line and the development of the charity’s mental health services going forwards.

The agreement also offers security to the outlined areas of Racing Welfare’s work, as currently no core funding from the industry is provided to the charity for the delivery of any of its services.  It is hoped by both The Racing Foundation and Racing Welfare that this landmark agreement will bring the issue of how human welfare is financed within the industry to the fore and ensure sustainable funding is identified and secured by the completion of the partnership’s three year term.

Chief Executive, Dawn Goodfellow, said “The partnership between us and The Racing Foundation cannot be understated in terms of its significance. Racing Welfare has previously relied on fundraising activity coupled with annual funding bids to allow us to continue offering support services for all of racing’s people. We are delighted that The Racing Foundation have agreed to invest in the charity to this degree and will continue to work together to achieve our shared aims and objectives for the good of the industry as a whole.”

Source: Racing Welfare