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25th Anniversary Year for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust 2017

This year marks 25 years of the existence of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust and there are Trustees who were at the beginning of this journey which supports more people in different ways around the country. Our Chairman The Earl of Aylesford along with Mike Swan and Ian Grindy representing GWCT and BASC respectively were founder […]

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A very Happy Christmas and a healthy and successful New Year

A very Happy Christmas to everyone

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Flaming June

  May was a busy month with the Countryside Clay Shoot at Six Mile Bottom, and we are indebted to BASC, Richard Clarke and his team as well as all the competitors for making this a date to hold in the annual calendar.  Bringing organisations together in a common aim and supporting good causes is […]

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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.

News

GWT – Gamekeeping for Life Conferences

We are grateful to all our sponsors and most particularly to Hull Cartridge Company and Marsdens Game Feeds without which these events could not be held. Please find booking forms below which should be returned to enquires@thegamekeeperswelfaretrust.com or Keepers Cottage West Tanfield Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 5LE marked GWT 25 years GWT 25th Anniversary Conferences March […]

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GWT Raffle for a KM Double Kennel System drawn at the Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championships at Abbeystead 5th January

Beautiful weather graced the two day event at Abbeystead which was hailed as a great success and organised and run to the highest standard.  Credit goes to Tony Barrow, Headkeeper and his team as well as the Kennel Club with Nigel Dear at the helm. The Raffle was kindly drawn by His Grace The Duke […]

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Latest Newsletter – Partridge Edition

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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

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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

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Success stories

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

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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.

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