Bringing DSC’s independent research expertise and experience in the voluntary sector to bear on a segment of the charity world which is little explored or understood means that some of the myths and opaqueness can be lifted for the first time.
The UK Armed Forces Charities (AFC) research gives a unique insight into the armed forces charity sector, providing information and clarity for those who engage with this sector.
DSC undertook this research in part because we believe it is imperative to map support for veterans in detail, so that potential sources of the right support are easily identifiable. Public support, in particular for high-profile military charities, is currently quite high. But it is highly volatile and subject to public and media perceptions and the political landscape. The timing of this project is therefore crucial, both in terms of the impact of changes on veterans and their families who will continue to need support and possibly new services and the potential for an accompanying decline in donations.
The research is funded by the charity Forces in Mind.