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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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Personal Message to everyone in the Gamekeeping Community

To all gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies, past present and future and their families These are uncertain times for everyone but we are fortunate at least to live where we do, with our shoots and estates where we can continue our work with little effects in restrictions around the home at least. We are encouraged to see […]

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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.

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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

Gamekeeping for Life Festival 2020

The Gamekeeping for Life Festival is now live!! However technical problems mean our festival will be held now through this news page and social media. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Join us in our “YEAR OF THE GAMEKEEPER 20/21” celebrating the role of the gamekeeper as true custodian of the countryside and have another […]

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Raising the Game Survey published

The Raising the Game Survey follows on from the initiative in 2008 and which we have been working on since then with the Stag Training courses, packs and other work around supporting gamekeepers and their families. That gamekeepers work long hours, put off retirement and have little outside recreational activity will not be a surprise […]

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