The Hunt Servants' Fund has two principal objectives, firstly to promote education and training for current and prospective Hunt Staff. Secondly to relieve poverty amongst Hunt Staff, their spouses, widows, widowers, children and remoter issue.
When potential donors or sponsors wish to make a contribution to a Charity rather than the Friendly Society, then this money can be channelled towards the Hunt Servants' Fund (Registered Charity No. 229974)
All applications for assistance are invited from Hunt Staff who have been in full time employment with one or more pack or packs of hounds. The Masters and Chairmen of the Hunts receive notices annually reminding them of the availability of this assistance. It is also mentioned in various publications and at events.
The Trustees have discretion to award allowances, grants or provision of accommodation.
The Hunt Servants' Fund also operates the Hunt Staff Bursary Scheme whereby bursaries are given to Hunts to enable Hunt Staff to undertake structured training for a National Vocational Qualification Level 2 in Animal Care and also develop their skills in literacy and numeracy.