Denise Lillya

Research Manager

Denise joined DSC as a Senior Researcher in 2006 and concentrated her efforts on writing publications which help potential applicants to apply for funding from grant-makers and the corporate world. deniseShe is the author of the Guide to UK Company Giving, the Youth Funding Guide and the Environmental Funding Guide and has co-authored many more.

As Research Manager she is responsible for leading the research team and the delivery of DSC’s funding publications. She is also the Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Denise worked for the Charity Commission for over fifteen years, much of that time spent in its Registration division as a senior case worker and manager. It was her time at the Commission, registering or rejecting applications and working with the Commission’s in-house lawyers, that she developed her knowledge and skills with regard to the governance and development of charities, and the duties and responsibilities of charity trustees. She has also worked at the BIG Lottery Fund (then NLCB), and has been volunteering in various capacities since 1988 as a trustee for a CAB, an LGBT group and a village hall. She has been a Samaritan telephone worker and volunteer development worker for a CVS and has a strong belief in and commitment to the voluntary sector.