The Morrisons Foundation has donated £15k to support R.A.B.I in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The foundation aids charities via grants and match-funding. Since its inception in 2015, the organisation has donated around £29m to non-profits across England, Scotland and Wales.
As a result of the pandemic, demand for support from charitable organisations has increased significantly. Since the emergence of the pandemic,R.A.B.I has received more than 100 new calls for support where COVID-19 has been a key factor. These new enquiries, the majority of which have come from working farmers, amount to close to 40% of all calls to the helpline. Loss of off-farm income, low prices and the need to self-isolate being some of the main reasons for getting in touch.
The Morrisons Foundation aims to help as many people who have been adversely affected by Coronavirus as possible by supporting a number of non-profits.
Dan Whitbread, Head of Operations, added: “R.A.B.I are exceptionally grateful to the Morrisons Foundation for their generous grant. It will make a crucial difference to farming people who are struggling to cope.”