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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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Autumn leaves

I would like to begin this blog by sending huge congratulations to Alex Hogg on the absolutely fantastic news of the award of an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours. I cannot think of anyone who deserves this more, giving so much for so long to The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association, to Gamekeeping as a whole […]

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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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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

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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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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