Farming charity R.A.B.I has released money from its Crisis Fund to provide emergency grants to families affected by flooding.

The 159-year-old charity is working closely with other farming organisations to make help available quickly to people who need it. By simplifying their criteria and application processes, R.A.B.I is also fast-tracking grants of up to £3,000.

Even though it might have stopped raining and river water levels have fallen, the damage caused by flooding this autumn will take people months, even years, to fully recover from. Dealing with the aftermath of flooding can be both expensive and stressful and R.A.B.I stands ready to help long after the waters have subsided; when the true costs of the clean-up have been calculated and the impact of losing crops, livestock and bedding properly assessed.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) is the agricultural sector’s oldest and largest charity, offering support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages.

To apply for assistance, call R.A.B.I’s confidential Freephone Helpline 0808 281 9490.