Rabi launches winter fuel grant for farmers

Agricultural charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (Rabi) has launched a £250,000 fund to support farming families with the cost of fuel bills throughout the winter months. 

The Winter Fuel Grant is designed to help farmers that are feeling the pinch of the cost-of-living crisis, as fuel bills remain inflated.

The grant is available to those within the farming community who live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, including retired farmers and those who have dedicated the majority of their careers to the agricultural sector.

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A fixed sum of £400 will be given to each eligible household, offering support to help finances stretch further.

Rabi director of services Caron Whaley said: “We understand that winter can be a particularly challenging season for farming people, especially with the ongoing ramifications of the cost-of-living crisis.

 “The Winter Fuel Grant aims to alleviate some of the pressure by providing a much-needed contribution to farming households who are dealing with financial difficulties.”

Applications for the grant open on Monday 22 January. For more information, or to make an application, go to the Rabi website.