About Research at DSC

For over 40 years DSC has published research on charitable giving and funding programmes.

We are a leading research organisation in the voluntary sector with expertise on trusts and foundations, corporate funding, statutory funding, social welfare and educational funding for individuals.

Trusts and FoundationsOur research is practical, useful and accessible but also rigorous and underpinned by many years of experience researching and commenting on voluntary sector issues.  We have undertaken work for organisations including Oxfam, Forces in Mind Trust, Cobseo, Combat Stress and the Charity Commission and have collaborated with Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy among others.

The DSC Research Team, based in our Liverpool office, produces a range of essential publications including the Directory of Grant Making Trusts and content for DSC’s fundraising websites. Our Research Team all have strong research backgrounds and a wide range of voluntary sector experience.

To find out more about our research and on how we can work with your organisation, follow the link at the bottom of this page, or visit