How RSABI can help
RSABI supports people from Scottish agriculture emotionally, practically and financially in times of need. The service is available to those previously and currently involved in farming, crofting and occupations involved in agriculture in Scotland. This is a comprehensive service to clients who are experiencing difficult times to enable them to move forward.
Emotional support is available through our helpline, case officers and volunteers, all of whom are mental health first aid trained. We listen, keep people safe and access professional support when required. Our helpline is open from 7am to 11pm 365 days of the year and offers a call out service for the lonely and vulnerable.*
RSABI can access practical support such as, but not limited to, welfare benefits, business reviews, debt signposting, counselling and mediation services. We are happy to liaise with statutory agencies when required.
Our financial support can be for essential items including food, heating, counselling, disability aids, funerals, retraining and items for the home. Business costs will be considered to help overcome a short term crisis. All requests will be considered.
In the first instance, call our Helpline on 0300 111 4166 or contact us using the form below. If we can’t directly provide the support needed, we generally know someone who can.
Our Welfare Manual defines the structure through which the staff of the charity are authorised to undertake the delivery of the welfare activities which the Trustees have chosen to pursue. Click here to view an abbreviated version of the Manual.
If an application does not fully meet all of the specified criteria in this Welfare Manual but does fully meet RSABI’s Objects, RSABI staff and Trustees have the ability to exercise discretion to make an award if the circumstances leading to the application for assistance are exceptional.
Further documents for download:useful links page for other support organisations.
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*Outwith our normal working hours (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm) our helpline is staffed by volunteers from the Farming Community Network.
Providing emotional, practical and financial support to individuals and their families across the agricultural sector including farming, crofting and growing.
The Rural Centre
West Mains of Ingliston
The helpline is available every day of the year from 7am to 11pm.