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Sector Insight 2024 - Online report launch on Thursday 18 April

Join our free launch event at 14:30 on Thursday 18 April

To celebrate the launch of Sector Insight 2024 – Armed Forces Charities: An Overview and Analysis, DSC is hosting this free online event. You can now register to join the event by clicking ‘book your place now’ below.

Since 2014, DSC has provided an unrivalled depth of analysis of charities that support the UK armed forces community. Our latest report, funded by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), provides insightful analysis on the following topics and more:

  • Total numbers and types of charity
  • Changing composition of the sector over time
  • Financial size and characteristics of the sector
  • Financial health of the sector over time
  • Financial journeys of individual charities over time
  • An overview of charities by beneficiary groups supported
  • Longitudinal trends in opening and closing of charities
  • Examples of collaboration, evaluation and grant-making practices
  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis

What people have to say about the report

‘This third iteration of the Directory of Social Change’s Sector Insight report on the armed forces charity sector, provides vital evidence and analysis to ensure that the armed forces community continues to be effectively supported. The clearer the evidence, the better the understanding, and the more effective the armed forces charity sector can be in supporting our vital community.’ – Michelle Alston, Chief Executive, Forces in Mind Trust

‘This is an important piece of work, which those of us working in and with the armed forces community need to be aware of. Armed forces charities have played and will continue to play a key role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the armed forces community.’ – Professor Nicola T. Fear, King’s College London

What to expect

This one-hour launch event is an interactive session which provides a useful summary of the report’s key findings and encourages attendees to engage with and reflect upon the research in a welcoming space. It will include:

  • A presentation of the report’s key findings, led by Rhiannon Doherty, a Senior Researcher at DSC and co-author of the Sector Insight 2024 report.
  • A Q&A panel about the importance of good evidence and insight in the sector. The panellists will include Michelle Allston, Chief Executive of FiMT, Debra Allcock Tyler, Rhiannon Doherty and other representatives from Armed Forces charities. Attendees will be able to submit questions to the panellists around the core theme or ask questions relating to the research findings.
  • Closing remarks, reflecting on ‘the importance of good evidence and impact’.

All attendees will receive a digital copy and receive a print copy in the post.

Who should attend? 

DSC’s Sector Insight 2024 report is a unique resource for charities, the government, policymakers and researchers to understand the UK armed forces charities as a distinct sector.

This event is for anyone who would like to better understand the changing characteristics of the armed forces charity sector.

Register now for free 

Click ‘Book your place’ now to secure your space. All attendees will be sent a confirmation of their booking from DSC.

If you any questions or need any support to book your place, please contact DSC’s customer service team at [email protected].


Training schedule

14:30 - 15:30 Sector Insight launch18 Apr 2024

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