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What a difference a week makes

A week ago we were preparing for the coronavirus shut down not really realising the effects it would have on all our lives, both personal and in our work. For the gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies the situation has changed immeasurably.  Whilst we still live in beautiful places, where we can isolate quite comfortably for the […]

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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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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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Welfare Grants

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust primary aim is to support those who 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.

Eligibility

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, 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

Email: gamekeeperwtrust@btinternet.com

Downloads:

Application Assistance Form 2014 (2039 downloads)

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Firearms and Mental Health from Police Scotland

Firearms and Mental Health Introduction EVERYONE’S mental health is important and at some point, in all our lives the majority of us will be affected by circumstances or feelings that can impact negatively on us. It is important that members of the shooting community, as well as their family, friends and colleagues, understand that it’s […]

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New message from Police Scotland regarding shotgun and firearms licensing during the Corona Virus Crisis

NFEL – Coronavirus response The current unprecedented circumstances in respect of the Coronavirus has impacted on the ability of Police Scotland to deliver a number of business as usual functions.  It is necessary that we have as many officers as possible available to front line operational policing and support our colleagues in the NHS. As […]

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