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Helpline: 0300 1233088

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

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust primary aim is to support those who are or have depended on gamekeeping and are in ill health, disability, the elderly, and suffering hardship.

Grants are awarded to assist hardship and can be given for various needs. These include but are not restricted to: -residential home top up fees, mobility aids, home adaptations, household appliances, oil and electricity grants. All applications are treated with sensitivity and on an individual basis.

There are a variety of needs which are reflected in the list of grants available below:

Annual Grant - for those who are struggling financially and who are in receipt of benefits. (available twice yearly and on an annual basis)

Family Grants - for families who have lost major income through loss of life or serious illness (Available annually)

Emergency Grant - Available almost immediately in extreme need for example food, housing deposits etc. ( A one- off amount)

Support Grant - For someone in the family who has been diagnosed with a long term condition i.e. cancer, stroke, heart related and to help with every day needs - transport to hospital, etc. ( one- off amount)

Accident Grant - For some one whose main income is temporarily affected by an accident and who may be depending on sickness benefit etc.

Individual Grant - for any other requirement


Anyone who has depended on Gamekeeping for a substantial period of their career however long ago that might have been, is currently employed or who is or has been dependent on the profession i.e. wife, partner, children may apply.

How to Apply

Do call us for further information or download a form and forward to: The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust Keepers Cottage Tanfield Lodge West Tanfield Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 5LE

Tel: 01677 470180


Download here for the Application for assistance form: Application Assistance Form June 2020

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