Did you know your staff may be eligible to apply for a grant to develop their skills through the NTF Charitable Trust (NTFCT)? The NTFCT is administered for us by Racing Welfare; the grant scheme is open to all those working in the UK thoroughbred racing industry and can pay up to 75% of course fees towards career and skills development. Applicants will need at least five years’ service to the industry and ideally will need the support of their current or former employer.
Some examples of former grant funding have been for LGV Driver Training, Racing Secretary, Book-Keeping, Equine Osteopathy, Equine Dentistry and Assessor courses. This list is not exhaustive and as long as the course applied for will help their career in racing then an application will be considered. All applications will be subject to a means test to determine financial need.
Your staff can apply online at www.support.racingwelfare.co.uk and clicking on the ‘Getting Support’ drop down menu, followed by the ‘Grant Application’ link. Or you can speak to your local Welfare Officer who will help you fill in the form.
For more information visit Racing’s Support Line or contact any of the regional offices.