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Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is a welfare charity which helps to change lives for the better.

We support farming people of all ages if they are in financial difficulty and of limited means and treat every application for support on its own merits, working with compassion, discretion and friendship.

The way we can help includes giving one-off or regular grants, as well as provide essential household items and disability equipment. For working farmers we could fund relief staff to help in a crisis or training to help bring extra income on to the farm. For retired and/or disabled people we can pay towards care home and home-help costs and we also run two residential homes of our own.

Need Help?

Anyone can get into financial difficulty through no fault of their own.

As a welfare charity it’s people we support - not businesses. We help farmers and farmworkers of any age, provided they currently work in farming, or used to work in farming and have retired through age, illness or disability. We also help their dependants.

Applicants must have limited savings and be on a low income to qualify for a grant, but rather than worry about the criteria, please contact us - even if we can’t offer financial support, we may still be able to put you in contact with other sources of help. We cannot pay business debts, but we can offer practical advice.

You can also contact us on someone’s behalf - tell us if you wish to remain anonymous. If the person has given you permission for us to call, we will telephone them, otherwise we will write to say someone is concerned and offer help.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Trish Pickford
Contact Position
Head of Welfare
Freephone helpline: 0808 281 9490
General enquiries: 01865 724931

Where to go

Shaw House, 27
West Way

Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 17:00
Thursday 09:00 17:00
Friday 09:00 17:00

Other Details


Specific age range
18+ Years

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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