The 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles Regimental Trust (Registered Charity No 257895).
The Trust is governed by a Trust Deed, dated 21st March 1968 and duly amended by the Charity Commission schemes, sealed on 1st July 1994 and on 17th November 2000.
1. The Objectives of the Charity
To foster the esprit de corps and further the comradeship and welfare of former members of the Regiment world-wide.
When all other avenues have been tried and failed, to relieve, either generally or individually, former members of the Regiment, and their dependants who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.
To promote the efficiency of the Royal Gurkha Rifles.
To preserve the history and traditions of the Regiment.
2. Public Benefit
The Trust achieves its objectives by making of charitable grants out of its capital and income for the purpose of promoting the efficiency of the armed forces of the Crown, particularly by supporting the welfare of former serving personnel and in commemorating the history and traditions of the Regiment.
The Charity makes a wide range of grants that support activities that are not adequately or directly provided from public funds. The Trustees recognise the benefits that this brings to the Army generally.
3. The Trustees
The Trust consists of two ex-officio members who are the Chairman and the Secretary of the Regimental Association respectively. There are six further Co-opted Trustees.
Trustees are recruited from the membership of the Regimental Association.They can be contacted via the Charity's Secretariat.
The Secretariat is provided by the Independent Services Agency, P.O.Box 314, Woking, Surrey, GU24 9FA.
Current Trustees are:
Lt Col R C Couldrey (Chairman)
M R Brooks Esq
Lieutenant Colonel K G Robinson (Regimental Association Secretary)
D A Wright Esq
Lt Col G C Bicket
Major Dilkumar Rai
Captain John Bulbeck
MFH Adler Esq, TD ( Secretary)
4. Accounts and Investments
The Charity's accounts are independently inspected annually.
Investments are reviewed regularly by an Investment sub Committee consisting of the Chairman and three other Co-opted Trustees.
The Investment Policy, The Reserves Policy and the Risk Policy are all up to date and retained by the Secretariat