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August – heather and host

July went out with a heat wave and August came in with the eagerly awaited heather bloom to follow.  Our “glorious grouse” have encountered different and varying difficulties from predation (increasing), to a reduction in nutrition where heather beetle has taken a hold and particularly dry conditions early on in some places too.  Upland keepers […]

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Midsummer – the joys and the challenges

Well, we have had the longest day and are in for a scorcher of a week – welcome news for wildlife and consequential insect life where water is abundant and the showers over the past week or two have certainly helped. It is still uncertain for some shooting estates, stalking estates and fishing interests however […]

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May VE Celebrations 2020

May day took on a new meaning this year and Victory in Europe day we hope will mean the start of a new normal, setting out how we move from lock down into meeting our loved ones and getting back to work for some and planning ahead for many. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, […]

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Educational Grants

George-on-bikeThe Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust is committed to supporting young people and those who wish to make gamekeeping their career. The job register, assistance and support is always available however there are those who wish to begin or progress their career who are unable to do so or who would find it extremely difficult for a number of reasons.

Grants are awarded to assist hardship and can be given for various needs. These include but are not restricted to: – accommodation and transport for college courses, equipment necessary but not funded and in extenuating circumstances grants towards course fees. All applications are treated with sensitivity and on an individual basis.

Eligibility

  • Anyone who wishes to make gamekeeping their career and who would not be able to apply for a college course without assistance.
  • Or who would find it extremely difficult without extra financial assistance i.e. without parental assistance through hardship.
  • Or is considering a course as a mature student under special circumstances i.e. redundancy.

Guidelines are available below.

Education Grant Guidelines 2020 for Educational Grant Guidelines

Application for Educational Assistance Student

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
Email: gamekeeperwtrust@btinternet.com

News

GWT providing new services following on from the GWT survey

Prior to beginning our programme of training courses on line, fact sheets and webinars on financial health, housing issues and mental health and resilience awareness we have put together a video to explain our reasons, process and progress.  Click below to see and hear how it was done and how we progress what you wanted […]

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GWT HIND COURSE

Today we launch the Hind Course which is designed for gamekeepers’ wives and partners and will be delivered on line by Sally Thompson who is a GWT volunteer and mental health professional. The Hind Course aims to promote mental health well being and awareness, build resilience and provide coping strategies and information on where to […]

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