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Celebrating our great sector

Celebrating our great sector

Celebrating our great sector

The 2014 DSC Social Change Awards were held on the 4th of December with an outstanding level of support and participation by a wide range of charities and personalities such as the Charities Commission CEO, Paula Sussex (Pictured). Click here for more information and to see photos from the night.

Celebrating our great sector

Directory of Social Change launches armedforcescharities.org.uk

Directory of Social Change launches armedforcescharities.org.uk

Directory of Social Change launches armedforcescharities.org.uk

On Tuesday 18th November 2014, DSC launched a new website: www.armedforcescharities.org.uk and an accompanying analytical report of the armed forces charitable sector in the UK. Click the image for more photographs of the packed out launch event.

Directory of Social Change launches armedforcescharities.org.uk

Armed forces charities sector in danger of decline

Despite the rightful attention given to our armed forces during the centenary of the First World War, new data revealed today by DSC shows signs that the number of armed forces charities and the amount of money donated to them are in decline.

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The New Charities SORPs 2015

If you have any involvement in charity accounts, you will know about the Charities SORP – the “Statement of Recommended Practice” on Accounting and Reporting by Charities. New versions of the Charities SORP have now been published, which take effect from 1 January 2015. Here are some questions which treasurers and finance officers are asking

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Partnerships, apprenticeships and scholarships: some recent trends affecting educational grant-making charities

For the 13th edition of DSC’s Guide to Educational Grants, published this month, we researched almost 1,500 grant-making charities that give grants to individuals for educational purposes.

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What welfare reform changes?

Our much-loved publication, The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need, returns to bookshelves in October 2014 for its fourteenth edition. Featured are more than 1,900 grantmaking charities giving £268 million in grants to individuals.

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A veteran is for life not just for Christmas

As we approach the end of the centenary year of the First World War, a major media campaign has launched highlighting the plight of homeless veterans this Christmas.

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Sometimes the old songs are the best – in praise of ‘Brainstorming’

Brainstorming has been around for a very long time, and yet very few people today see it as a truly powerful device for solving problems.

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The Guide to Educational Grants 2015/16

The Guide to Educational Grants 2015/16

This is the 13th edition of the UK’s only publication to gather data from all educational trusts in the UK. The Guide to educational Grants Contains over 1,400 sources of non-statutory financial help for people in education, giving a total of around £54 million each year. Pre-order now! Published mid-December 2014.

The Guide to Educational Grants 2015/16

The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2015/16

The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2015/16

This is the 14th edition of what now is a monumental guide for individuals in need of vital funding. Containing the details of over 1,900 trusts, this guide holds a total of around £260 million a year for the relief of individual poverty and hardships. Published mid-December 2014 - Pre-order now!

The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2015/16

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