The Racing Foundation has awarded £64,240 and Kindred Group has contributed £20,000 in grants to Women in Racing, an organization working to improve the working lives of parents and caregivers in the horse racing industry. The funds will assist Phase Two of the Racing Home project for education and empowerment initiatives for all employers, employees, and self-employed workers within the racing industry.
The first phase facilitated the development of the Racing Home Portal, an online platform that provides the horse racing community information, advice and support about rights and entitlements regarding pregnancy, maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave, flexible working, self-employment and statutory pay. Phase Two of the Racing Home project includes further development of the online portal. Input will be collected from stud and stable staff, as well as the corporate side of the industry to ensure the information is relevant in order to enhance the user experience.
“Supporting and retaining working parents and carers is a vital component in ensuring a sustainable workforce for British racing,” Tansy Challis, Chief Executive of the Racing Foundation said. “The Racing Foundation is proud to fund Phase Two of the Racing Home
project and looks forward to seeing the impact it makes while building on the success of the initial phase.”
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