RSABI supports people from Scottish agriculture emotionally, practically and financially in times of need. The service is available to those from farming, crofting, and growing or their dependants. 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.

Our financial support can be monthly payments and/or single grants 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.

Getting Help

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. 

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Also, see our useful links page for other support organisations.