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.
Department for International Development
Since 1989 the Gurkha Welfare Scheme and the UK Department for International Development have developed a rolling programme of safe drinking water and sanitation schemes for hill villages. No less than 1,000 schemes have been completed.
Ministry of Defence
Grant in aid funding from the Ministry of Defence helps us to ensure that the Trusts administrative costs are kept to a bare minimum. This ensures that the maximum value of every donation is used where it should be, to provide for Gurkhas and their dependants.
Officers and Men of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Each year the officers, men and civil servants of the Brigade of Gurkhas contribute one day's pay as a donation to the Gurkha Welfare Trust. Last year, this raised £300,000. The Brigade is also hugely supportive of Trust fundraising events.
Kadoorie Charitable Foundation
The Trust works in partnership with Kadoorie Charitable Foundation's Nepal field team, Kadoorie Agricultural Association British Gurkhas Nepal (KAABGN). KAABGN has an extensive programme of community development projects including bridge building on busy foot trails; solar lighting and micro hydro power schemes and installation of smokeless stoves for Gurkha homes. These projects develop the basic infrastructure of Nepal, improving village economies and Gurkha's quality of life.
The Gurkha Museum
The Gurkha Welfare Trust has a long association with The Gurkha Museum, which is based in Winchester. The Museum coordinates all merchandising and the sale of Gurkha memorabilia on behalf of the Trust.