How RSABI can help
RSABI is confidential and non-judgemental. We are here to support people who have been involved or still involved in farming, crofting and growing, or their dependents. We can help by offering one-off grants, regular grants, practical and emotional support.
We understand that situations can change quickly in agriculture - losing a loved one, illness, accident and disease can have an impact both personally and financially.
Our Helpline is available from 7am to 11pm, 365 days a year. We are here to provide a listening ear in times of worry, practical support to help you move forward and financial assistance in times of need.
- Financial Assistance to people who meet our occupational and financial criteria
- Business Reviews - for farmers/crofters struggling to mangage due to trading or personal difficulties
- Benefits – what you are entitled to, how to apply and help with completing complicated forms. RSABI makes sure that people that we help receive all benefits that they are entitled to and that all statutory sources of funding have been tried.
- Energy - RSABI will discuss your energy costs and make referrals to The Energy Savings Trust if appropriate. We also provide Help for Heating grants of £300 – the aim being to alleviate the effect of fuel poverty
- Budgeting - RSABI will help by looking at financial circumstances, maximising income and making suggestions on how to manage your money better.
- Information on help available from other charities
- Home visits by an experienced Case Officer as part of the initial assessment process and to provide ongoing support to our beneficiaries
- Support through key life events such as bereavement, serious illness, redundancy and retirement
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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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.