What is the purpose of the research?
There are several misconceptions about the charity sector, including about armed forces charities. As a charity ourselves, we at the Directory of Social Change (DSC) believe that it is essential to know the facts.
This research brings together a collection of #CharityFacts focusing on armed forces charities. It aims to provide a short, accessible and easily sharable set of facts about armed forces charities.
What did we find?
We looked at the evidence on armed forces charities – using high quality administrative data and the data behind our interactive database – and found the following #CharityFacts:
- #1: Armed forces charities pay their employees wisely.
- #2: Armed forces charities are run and supported by volunteers.
- #3: Armed forces charities hold some cash to protect against loss of income.
- #4: Armed forces charities’ income is mostly independent of the government.
- #5: Armed forces charities do their work with little income.
- #6: Armed forces charities are diverse.
Who is it for?
This report provides a body of evidence to inform policy, practice and research. This is a unique resource for charities, the government, policymakers and researchers to understand the facts about armed forces charities.
DSC’s researchers have produced a full-length version of the report that presents each of the #CharityFacts above, alongside background information and methodological details. If you’re pressed for time – or simply want to share this research in a short and accessible format – you can also download the infographic version below.
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