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The Do-it trust volunteer website has been designed to provide racing with a volunteer database for organisations seeking volunteers and for individuals who are seeking volunteer roles within the racing industry.

Charities and organisations can post volunteer opportunities for the wider public to access. An individual seeking volunteer roles can sign up to the website and search specific criteria regards volunteering in the racing industry including; geographic location, area of the sport that most interests them, date of the volunteer role.

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Here you will find useful documents, links and case studies, designed to encourage and showcase British racing’s community engagement activity.

Our Logo and Assets

Racing Together is a partnership of charities and organisations working together across British racing to help others. We actively encourage all charities and commercial organisations across the sport to use this logo to identify and promote racing’s combined community engagement activities.

The logo can be downloaded below and used on any appropriate promotional material.

Racing Together Brochure

Political Engagement Toolkit

Conor McGinn

The Racing Together Political Engagement Toolkit can be downloaded below. This document can be used as a guide to support your engagement with political figures. For further information and guidance please contact us directly.

Guides and Information about Racing’s Community Engagement

British Racing Factsheet

In 2018 racecourses were increasingly connected with their communities. Click the link below to view a summary of the 2018 community engagement audit, completed by 38 out of 59 racecourses detailing their charity, volunteering and community projects.

2018 Community Engagement Factsheet

Industry-wide Initiatives & Case Studies

Take The Reins

Take The Reins Programme Showcase - Malton High School

Take The Reins is a unique collaboration between a charity, Active Communities Network, network partners Flying Futures and key players in the Horse Racing industry. Take the Reins delivers a year round programme of activity alongside local community groups, schools and youth organisations – including research projects, personal development programmes, accredited training courses, ambassador visits, open days and careers routes to utilise racings assets to inspire, support and offer opportunities to young people.

Scottish Racing Supports Alzheimer Scotland

Scottish Racing and William Hill support Alzheimer Scotland

Scottish Racing and William Hill’s partnership in support of Alzheimer Scotland works with the charity to train raceday staff to be Dementia Friends, while raising important funds and awareness using Scotland’s five racecourses and William Hill’s betting shops to share knowledge. More information

Aintree Community Programme

Aintree work with Riding for the Disabled

Aintree racecourse’s award-winning community programme uses the power of horseracing and the Grand National to inspire children and adults alike to be the best that they can be. Their three key themes are Health and Wellbeing, Community Engagement and Education and Enterprise. Visit their website.

Tickets For Troops

Royal Ascot Tri-Forces Collection

Every British racecourse pledges to support Tickets for Troops each year, which equates to over 80,000 tickets donated since the scheme started. Find out more here.

Ascot Racecourse Supports

Ascot Racecourse Art Competition winners

“Ascot Racecourse Supports” was launched in 2017 and brings together all Ascot Racecourse’s community and charity work into one programme for the benefit of the local community and beyond. Its goals are to support small, local charities and community groups with a focus on children and mental health issues in addition to equine charities. Visit their website here.

Racing’s Volunteering Portal

Volunteer bucket collector

Click here to visit Do-It for Horseracing, the industry’s hub for searching and applying for a wide variety of volunteer opportunities within racing.