The Gurkha Welfare Trust

The Gurkha Welfare Trust

Charity information

The Gurkha Welfare Trust

The Gurkha Welfare Trust is the leading Gurkha welfare charity, established in 1969, to relieve poverty and distress among Gurkha ex-servicemen and their dependants. More recently, it has provided community aid to Gurkha villages. It works primarily in Nepal, but increasingly in the UK and elsewhere where Gurkha ex-servicemen are in need.

Founded 1969

  • Mission statement

    The Gurkha Welfare Trust aims to provide welfare to enable Gurkha ex-servicemen, their dependants and their communities to live their lives with dignity, primarily in Nepal but increasingly in the UK and elsewhere.

  • Aims

    The Gurkha Welfare Trust aims to:

    • Providing financial aid (and in some cases residential care) for elderly Gurkha veterans and their widows in Nepal who aren't eligible for an Army pension and who now face poverty.
    • Free primary healthcare to all Gurkha veterans and widows and dependants in Nepal, including full-time medical staff at Welfare Centres, subsidised hospital treatment and mobile care in remote areas.
    • Delivery of community aid to rural villages in Nepal, installing clean water and sanitation systems, building and refurbishing schools and running mobile medical camps.
    • We provide advice and information to Gurkhas who have chosen to make their home in Britain. We assist veterans by signposting the support offered by other Service charities and Government bodies.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1969

    Registered Charity Number: 1103669

    Board members: 14

    Full time staff: 21

    Part time staff: 3

    Phone number: 01722 323955

    Address: PO Box 2170, 22 Queen St, Salisbury SP2 2EX

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