The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) is a grant-making charity that helps farming people in financial difficulty.
Tailored to individual needs, confidential support is given to farmers and farm-workers of all ages, including state benefits’ advice and one-off or regular grants, as well as funding for things like specialist equipment, essential household goods, and hospital travel costs.
R.A.B.I does not pay business bills but can pay for relief farm staff if, for example, someone is unable to work through illness or a family member is ill.
The charity can help with care home and home-help costs and also runs two residential homes. In addition it can pay for training to allow people to develop skills they can use to get off-farm work to supplement their income.
R.A.B.I supports around 1,700 people a year with grants of around £2 million. Its work is funded by voluntary donations, money raised at events arranged by county committees, businesses and community groups, our fundraising staff and investment income.
To find out more visit www.rabi.org.uk or call R.A.B.I’s confidential helpline 0808 281 9490.