From January to November this year, R.A.B.I has given out around £253k to farming people in Wales, compared to £207k for the same period last year – a 22% increase.
Of the funds given, £123k went to 55 working farmers and their dependants – a 94% increase on last year’s figure of £63k for the same period.
Malcolm Thomas, R.A.B.I chairman, said: “This year has been particularly hard for farmers. The snow and weeks of rain followed by the heatwave left many playing catch-up. Now, we’re heading into winter and, for many, resources are running low.
“The work of R.A.B.I is more important than ever. Whatever lies ahead, we remain in a strong position to support those in financial need in the farming industry.”
Over the course of the last ten months, the welsh counties where we have given out the most to working farmers are Brecon & Radnor (£20k), Montgomeryshire (£18k), and Caernarfon (£15k).
There’s a lot we can do to help. If you’re struggling financially, give our welfare team a call on our Freephone helpline – 0808 281 9490 – to find out what we can do for you.
Unaudited figures cover the period January 1 to November 26, 2018 and are subject to change. They have been rounded up where appropriate.
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