Every year R.A.B.I gives out around £2 million in grants and helps approximately 2,000 people.
Most of our income is raised through fundraising events, donations from individuals, businesses, community groups and our volunteer county committees, as well as from gifts in people’s wills and grants from charitable trusts.
Investment income is our second main funding stream. This money underpins our running costs and some of our welfare work, allowing all of our fundraising income to go directly to the people we support.
Investments are vital for the long-term security of our charity and to our beneficiaries, some of whom we are committed to helping for as long as necessary, which may be for 30 years or even more.
Other sources of funding include income from farmland given to us by very generous donors and a small amount of income from selling Christmas cards and calendars.
Around 83% of the money R.A.B.I spends every year goes on charitable activities. On average we spend 12% on income generation and governance and a further 5% managing our investments.