RABI's ‘return to school’ grant for farming families

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29 July 2022
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Growers have until end of August to apply

IN response to the financial choices UK farming families will face in the run-up to the new school year, RABI has launched a ‘return to school’ grant to help cover the cost of school uniforms, PE kit and other equipment. 


Director of Services at RABI Caron Whaley said: “Worryingly, almost 70% of parents across the UK are concerned about the expense of covering the cost of return-to-school clothes and equipment. 

“The farming community has been heavily impacted by rapidly-rising costs. The added pressure of buying clothes and equipment, for the new academic year, can add significant stress. These financial worries can have a detrimental impact on mental wellbeing of the entire family. We want to support farming people through this difficult time.

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“Nobody should face tough choices about where to cut back on other essentials and we are here to support you with a £500 grant per child. 
“Callers to the helpline will be put in contact with their local support manager who will guide them through a short and simple application process.” she says.

Grant applications can be made by calling RABI’s 24/7 helpline on 0800 188 4444 before the end of August. 

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