Industry charity Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) has created a children’s fund specifically to help families who are struggling with the costs of living over the school summer holidays.
The fund is designed to provide support for the increasing costs of childcare, school uniforms and meals during the holidays.
You could be eligible to apply for a grant if you currently work in the industry, your gross household income is less than £40,000 per annum, and you are in receipt of child benefit.
Railway Benefit Fund services manager, Ryan Morgan, said ‘This fund has never been more important than it has this year, with the rising cost of living across the board, railway families are really feeling the squeeze. Our aim is that children have what they need to get back to school in September well equipped, healthy, and having had the childcare and support that they need during the holidays.’
To apply for support, you will need to complete a short application form outlining how the fund could help you and your family, your latest payslip and a bank statement. The maximum amount that can be awarded is £300.
RBF is a UK charity solely dedicated to supporting current, retired and former railway employees and their families through tough times. Founded in 1858 it has been supporting the rail industry for over 160 years.
If you are worried about providing for your child this summer, please get in touch with the Railway Benefit Fund today to see how they can help. Telephone lines are open 10am-3pm Monday to Friday.
Tel: 0345 241 2885
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