Financial Help

Are you facing a financial challenge?

We all need help sometimes when experiencing financial difficulties and challenges. RBF are here to provide financial support to improve circumstances and aid wellbeing.

Our non-repayable grants can help you get back on track if you are on a low income or struggling with unexpected or unaffordable costs.

Our funds, listed below, have different criteria and cover a range of issues.

It takes around 2 weeks for applications to be reviewed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to pay my grant back?
No, our grants are non-repayable.
No, our charity is not membership-based, our support is for anyone working or has worked in rail in need of some support.
No, our services are strictly confidential. For more information on our data and confidentiality practices please see our privacy policy.
No, the Transport Benevolent Fund is a membership organisation which offers many benefits to its members. For more information please visit their website
While our grant schemes have different criteria, our charity supports current, former, and retired railway workers and their dependents.
While our grant schemes have different criteria, our charity supports widows and spouses of railway workers.
While our grant schemes have different criteria, we can support apprentices who are in need. Please contact the office for more information.
Anyone who supports the work of passengers and goods on UK mainline railways. This can include train drivers, station staff, freight, cleaners, contractors, and the supply chain. Please contact the office if you are unsure.
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