Your financial support for
training and development
To train as a racing groom, there may be Government funding available depending on your age.
The Toby Balding Award for Development and Training
This is an annual £4,000 award to a member of racing staff who demonstrates a desire to further their career and to train for a higher-level qualification or undertake personal development training.
To be eligible for the award, you must have worked in a racing yard for at least five years and be willing to study and achieve qualifications to prepare for senior roles – for example, studying for the Level Three Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care and Management plus attending relevant leadership courses.
More information and details on how to apply can be found on the NTF website.
National Trainers Federation Charitable Trust Grant
The National Trainers Federation Charitable Trust (NTFCT) awards training grants for training which helps applicants develop their skills and enhance their employability within the industry. Examples include LGV driver training, equine osteopathy and dentistry and racing secretary courses.
To be eligible, you must have worked in the racehorse industry for at least five years.
More details and a link to the application form can be found on the Racing Welfare website.
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