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. We also provide community aid to Gurkha villages, building schools, community centres and water projects. We work primarily in Nepal, but also in the UK where Gurkha ex-servicemen are in need.

Founded 1969

  • Mission statement

    We ensure that Gurkha veterans, their widows and their wider communities are able to live with dignity.
    We achieve this primarily through the provision of financial, medical and community aid in Nepal.
    We operate through 22 Area Welfare Centres spread across traditional Gurkha recruiting areas.
    In the UK, in conjunction with other service charities and government bodies, we offer advice and support to help the thousands of retired Gurkhas and their families who choose to settle here.

  • Aims

    The Gurkha Welfare Trust aims to:

    • We provide 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 now face poverty.
    • We provide free primary healthcare to all Gurkha veterans, widows and dependants in Nepal, at our Area Welfare Centres. We also provide mobile care in remote areas, and subsidise hospital treatment.
    • We deliver community aid to rural villages in Nepal, installing clean water and sanitation systems, building and refurbishing schools and community centres, and running mobile medical camps.
    • We provide advice and information to Gurkha veterans and their families who settle in the UK. 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: 22

    Part time staff: 1

    Phone number: 01722 323 955

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

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Build Back Better home rebuild project

    After the 2015 Nepal earthquakes, The Gurkha Welfare Trust rebuilt homes for 1,100 veteran... More