As the Summer school holidays begin, much-loved rail charity Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) are gearing up to support rail families who are struggling with the costs of summer living.

The RBF Children’s Fund is designed to provide support with the increasing costs of childcare, school uniforms and meals during the school holidays.

You could be eligible to apply for a grant from the RBF Children’s Fund if you currently work in the industry, have a gross household income of less than £40,000 per annum and are in receipt of Child Benefit.

RBF Services Manager, Ryan, said ‘This fund has never been more important than it is 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 with the support they need during the holidays.’

To apply for support, please visit Children’s Fund (