Racing Welfare is the Jockey Club's charity. They are the only organisation to provide help and support for all people who work or have worked in the racing industry.
Racing Welfare is there to help and support the often unsung heroes of the Racing industry in times of need. Through their work the charity seeks to enable and enhance the lives of racing's entire workforce and to benefit the British racing industry. The Charity is the organisation which re-invests in racing's people to the benefit of the individual and the whole of the racing industry.
Since 1964 the Injured Jockeys Fund has provided medical, financial and pastoral care, to jockeys (their spouses, or dependants) who have suffered through injury. There is no time or financial limit to this care which is there for as long as is necessary. Fortunately not all cases are of the severest nature, however in some instances injuries have been catastrophic, changing a jockeys life forever.
The Fund responds quickly to all cases where help is required. Last year 2009, we provided help to over 500 injured jockeys of which 35 were new cases. Individual circumstances tend to be quite different and so require varying levels and types of support, but whatever the need, the IJF will always ensure the closest of care and attention.
NASS is the independent certificated Trade Union for Stable Staff. It is funded from a percentage of the Stable Staff Prize Money and thereby not only represents its members but is also required to give advice, guidance and representation to all Stable Staff who have problems. Membership of NASS is free.
NASS represents Stable Staff on a number of racing industry committees and negotiates the Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service of Stable Staff with the National Trainers Federation and which are contained within the Annual Memorandum of Agreement.
JETS is a scheme designed to help Jockeys who hold, or who have held race riding licenses in the UK. By offering career development advice their aim is to get jockeys to recognise and fulfill their potential by helping them develop lifelong career plans.