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April 21 – Happy 90th Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is truly remarkable that most of us cannot remember another monarch whilst we have lived and most of all are in awe at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s immense energy and stamina which outstrips most of us at the best of times.  Duty, honour and trust are words which spring to mind and I hope that in […]


End of the Season 2015-16

It is nigh on the end of the Pheasant season and I can almost hear the sigh of relief!  The last few weeks are often hectic and to begin a new season of vermin control, tidying up and catching up is beckoning along with I hope, for many a well earned holiday! For the grouse […]


Blustery showers in June

It was with great regret we were given the news that Don Ford, former Trustee of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust passed away after a short illness on May 29th 2015. Don was a founding member of the Trust and was involved in the Gamekeeper’s Association for many years prior to its foundation in 1992. He […]


The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust exists to support gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies, and their dependants past and present

GWT provides:-

  • Financial grants for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their families in times of hardship, ill health and retirement. 
  • Educational grants are available for young people making gamekeeping their career- see guidelines on downloads
  •   Helpline with information and support on a wide variety of issues including health, retirement, redundancy, housing and employment issues but first and foremost as a confidential listening service. A variety of support is available on downloads.
  • Provides a job register and ancillary services.  For any issues relating to employment go to:  What we do/Employment and connect straight through to our job related site:- Rural Recruits.  Please note that not all positions are posted.  Other information is also available on downloads.

We can be contacted at any time by phone 01677 470180 (please do leave a message because this line can be busy) email on gamekeeperwtrust@btinternet.com  or contact us by text on 07786 91 7498.  If you want to talk to someone about anything at all;   you may be worried about your job, your relationship or just feeling down – just call.


The Countryside Clay Shoot 2016

Once again supporters came out in droves to enjoy a superb day at Six Mile Bottom on 14th May by kind courtesy of Richard Clarke and his team along with Steve Bloomfield of BASC who organised the event.  As BASC Chief Executive Richard Ali so correctly stated it is a great opportunity for different organisations […]


Game Chick of the Year presented at Weston Park Game Fair 2015

  The Lady Scott Award  for the Game Chick of the Year 2015 was awarded to 8 year old twins Hannah and Katie Harwood.   There was a presentation at the NGO stand on Sunday 21st September to recognise their achievements with Lady Scott (Trustee), Sir John Scott Bt (Honorary President), Walter Cole (Trustee), Brian […]


Game Bird of the Year Award revealed at Weston Park Game Fair 2015

The Lady Scott Rose Bowl for the Game Bird of the Year 2015 was awarded to Julie Carmody whose husband Mick is headkeeper on the Rougham Shoot in Suffolk. There was a presentation at the NGO stand on Sunday 21st September to recognise her achievements with Lady Scott (Trustee), Sir John Scott Bt (Honorary President), […]


About GWT

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust was formed in 1992 in conjunction with BASC and GCT and offers a holistic service incorporating financial aid, general support and be-friending service


What we do

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust support gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their dependents in a number of ways:-

  • Support 
  • Financial Grants 
  • Housing
  • Employment


Success stories

“Much of the work of the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust goes unnoticed by most of the NGO membership…”


Support our work

As a small charity we rely on the goodwill of others in order to continue our work in supporting gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their dependents.  We understand that there are many worthy causes but are appreciative of every penny donated to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust.