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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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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

Download here for the Application for assistance form: Application Assistance Form June 2020

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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