‘Racing Home’ secures further funding and unveils inspiring video

April 29, 2024 | In the News, Racing Home

Women in Racing is delighted to announce receipt of further funding from the Racing Foundation for the pioneering ‘Racing Home’ Project. This funding will enable the project to continue its crucial objective in supporting employers, employees, and the self-employed who are trying to balance professional demands with familial responsibilities.

Racing Home, founded with the primary objective of supporting the workforce in horseracing, has received universal acclaim for the support it is giving to the racing community, particularly working mothers. Now, with renewed funding, the programme is poised to further expand its reach and effectiveness, benefiting both employees and employers alike.

The Racing Home Programme has consistently demonstrated its commitment to addressing the unique challenges faced by parents and carers in the sport. In offering tailored support, resources, and signposting, www.racinghome.org.uk, the programme seeks to advise and support both employers and employees wishing to thrive in the industry.

Accompanying the announcement of continuity funding, Racing Home unveils its latest video, offering a compelling insight into the future path of the project. Capturing the essence of Racing Home’s vision and aspirations, the video showcases innovative strategies aimed at helping sustain and retain people in the industry while fostering a culture of inclusivity and support within the horseracing community. Through poignant narratives and powerful visuals, the video demonstrates Racing Home’s unwavering commitment to drive positive change and enhance the well-being of all those involved in the industry.

As Racing Home embarks on its next chapter, it remains steadfast in its commitment to championing work-life balance in the horseracing community and caring for the people who are the bedrock of the racing industry. With unwavering support and dedication of so many people who have participated in the programme, Racing Home looks forward to continuing to shape a brighter, more equitable future for all involved in the sport.

For more information about the Racing Home Programme and to view the latest video, please visit www.racinghome.org.uk

Lucy Gurney, Women in Racing Chair, said: “Women in Racing is so proud of Racing Home; this video showcases just part of the programme and some of our wonderful ambassadors. We encourage racing’s employers and employees seeking more information around parenting and caring to visit www.racinghome.org.uk and also listen to the excellent podcast episodes. Thanks go to the Racing Foundation for their ongoing support and to the Simply Racing team.”

Tansy Challis, Chief Executive of the Racing Foundation, said: “Supporting and retaining working parents and carers is a vital component in ensuring a sustainable workforce for British racing. The Racing Foundation is proud to be supporting the continued development of the Racing Home programme, having contributed to the set-up, pilot, and initial phases of the project. Feedback has been extremely positive, and we look forward to seeing the impact it will have on both employees and employers through further expanding its reach.”