The Gurkhas are soldiers from Nepal who are recruited into the British Army and have been for over 200 years. They are renowned for their loyalty, professionalism and bravery. We ensure that Gurkha veterans, their widows and their wider communities are able to live with dignity in their home-country of Nepal. We do this in three ways:

Financial aid

At the heart of our work is our Welfare Pension, which we pay to over 4,500 impoverished Gurkha veterans or widows who aren’t eligible for the standard British Army pension.

We’re also there in times of need, be it floods, fire damage or earthquakes, providing extra support to help these brave men and women get back on their feet.

Medical aid

We offer a high standard of medical care for all Gurkha veterans and their dependants in Nepal. We give this at our state-of-the-art Medical Clinics, at Medical Camps, during home visits and we pay for treatments at national hospitals.

Community aid

Working with local communities in remote villages we provide access to education via the building of schools as well as providing access to clean water for thousands of people in the hills of Nepal.

Nepal is our home. We’ve been there for almost 50 years and with your support we’ll be there for 50 more.

Helping the bravest of the brave

For over 200 years the Gurkhas have served alongside us. Help us repay our country’s debt of honour to these brave men and women by giving them the means to live with dignity in their home-country of Nepal.

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