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11th December 2019

ON election day and approaching a time of giving perhaps it is time to take stock and consider how fortunate we are, even in these testing times.  The resilience of gamekeepers in the face of multiple challenges is amazing, just getting about this autumn has been difficult enough.  To hear and see the sheer ignorance […]

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Hatfield House – The Game Fair 2019

We are setting off to the Game Fair in almost record heat but in typical “can do” attitude for everyone attending. Those of us who live and work in the countryside are used to working with nature, the weather and plan accordingly. There is a huge amount of work involved in just a few days […]

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2018 Review

2018 began with sadness and tragedy, and we remember those we have lost within the Gamekeeping Community. We have risen to the challenge, coming together in “Raising the Game” to address mental health problems and make a difference. As part of this initiative we began “Stag Training”, which continues around the country in 2019, with […]

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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 Assistance Guidelines (1988 downloads) Application for Educational Assistance Student 2014 (1792 downloads)

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

The Year of the Gamekeeper 2020

  The Year of the Gamekeeper 2020 is a multi organisational initiative which aims to raise the profile of gamekeepers and celebrate their unique position as custodians of the countryside as well as support and sustain the long term future of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust. Our ability to support gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies and their families– […]

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March Newsletter 2019

Welcome to the new look monthly newsletter STAG Training Update We have received excellent feedback from the STAG training, which isdelivered on behalf of and in collaboration with the GamekeepersWelfare Trust. The course has been designed by Ex-Marines to tackledifficult issues such as leadership, communication, coping mechanismsand health and well being. The comments we have received are all […]

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