Providing financial medical and community aid to alleviate hardship and distress among Gurkha ex-servicemen of the British Crown

About the Gurkha Welfare Trust

The aim of The Gurkha Welfare Trust is to relieve poverty and distress amongst Gurkha veterans of the Crown and their dependents. Click in this section to learn why the Trust exists, what it does and how it works.
  • History of the GWT
    In 1969 it was realised that a great many Gurkha soldiers, and their dependents or widows in Nepal faced destitution in old age....
  • Mission Statement
    "The Gurkha Welfare Trust aims to provide welfare to enable Gurkha ex-servicemen and their dependants to live out their lives with dignity, primarily in Nepal but increasingly in U...
  • Who We Help
    The Gurkha Welfare Trust helps Gurkha ex-servicemen who served the British Crown, and their dependants, who are in poverty or distress....
  • Our Partners
    The Gurkha Welfare Trust works in partnership with organisations who provide financial aid and who work closely with the GWT to implement projects on the ground in Nepal....
  • The GWS
    The Gurkha Welfare Scheme (GWS) is The Gurkha Welfare Trust's field arm. It distributes welfare aid to Gurkha ex-servicemen and their communities under the terms set out by The Gur...
  • The GWT Team
    The Gurkha Welfare Trust is under the patronage of HRH the Prince of Wales KG KT GCB OM AK QSO PC ADC. We have three vice patrons Field Marshal the Lord Bramall of Bushfield K...

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