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The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust – here for keepers and their families – always has and always will

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust has always “been there for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies” quietly supporting families who are struggling, and individuals who are going through difficult times. The report commissioned by the Scottish Government with participants from members of the SGA, SLE & BASC, which has a substantial section focussed on gamekeepers jobs and lives […]

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New Counselling Service for Gamekeepers and their families

New Counselling Service for Gamekeepers and their families The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust (GWT) supports retired gamekeepers, stalkers and their families and increasingly working keepers, often under the most intense stress and pressure.   Health is paramount to working lives in a physically demanding job but the effects on the individual gamekeeper and his/her family from mental […]

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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.

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About GWT

We were surprised and delighted by the quality and quantity of entries to our poetry competition with the theme:

GAMEKEEPING FOR LIFE

Thank you to all the entrants and many congratulations.  Thank you too to our judges Sir John Scott Bt, Lady Scott, Lindsay Waddell and Patrick Galbraith.

The winner of the adult section is Dr Graham Coates-Gibson with his tribute to “Old Raife.”

Old Raife

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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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