Our Impact

The difference we make

For over 160 years the Railway Benefit Fund has been here for the railway family, providing vital support to current, former and retired railway staff and their dependants across the UK.

In the past five years, demand for our services has more than tripled, and 2023 has been the busiest year to date in respect of the number of applications received and the amount of people we have supported.

We have witnessed a significant shift in the number of current workers reaching out for help; over 65% of grants awarded in 2023 were for those who currently work in rail, from sectors such as passenger, freight, infrastructure, supply chain and ancillary services. Furthermore, the average age of beneficiaries is younger than previous years, with 70% of applications being under 50 years of age. Take a look at our stats from 2023:

Find out more about the work we do by reading our most recent impact report.

Previous Editions

2022 Impact Report

2021 Impact Report

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