About us

R.A.B.I – the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution – is farming’s oldest and largest charity. We’ve been serving the farming community since 1860. 

We offer financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages, including farmers, farmworkers and dependants.

Although a lot of the help we provide is financial, we do much more than send out cheques in the post. We strive to build personal relationships and will tailor our support to suit you. If we can’t directly provide what you need, we’ll do our best to liaise with other organisations and agencies on your behalf.  

We’re here for the small things as well as the big and treat every application for support on its own merits, working with compassion and discretion.   

It’s our vision that no member of the farming community should ever have to face adversity alone.  

To find out more about what we can do for you please call our Freephone helpline 0808 281 9490. You’ll speak to a friendly member of the team in our Oxford office and your call will be 100% confidential.    

R.A.B.I. operates in England and Wales – a sister charity, RSABI operates in Scotland.

Pictured above are staff at our Oxford office.


When you hit the bottom

Lizzie and David Ottley with Sally Hubbard

Behind the scenes

Staff from R.A.B.I