FiMT awards funds

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FiMT awards funds to Directory of Social Change for Focus On reports and continued running of armedforcescharities.org.uk

The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded the Directory of Social Change (DSC) a grant of £125,825 over one year for the continuation of the Armed Forces Charities project. 

Since 2014, DSC has partnered with FiMT, Cobseo and wider stakeholders to deliver research on those charities which serve the Armed Forces community.  From the website www.armedforcescharities.org.uk, to a series of published reports, this partnership’s work continues to be the premier source of information on the UK’s Armed Forces charities.

The award will support the continued development of the Armed Forces Charities website, and the production of two Focus On reports on finance and families, to provide a comprehensive picture of the key topics of charitable support for the Armed Forces community.

Ray Lock, Chief Executive at FiMT says:

“Generating an evidence base through which policymakers can more effectively direct legislation towards improving the lives of the ex-Service community and their families lies at the heart of what FiMT does.  To this end, we always welcome the opportunity to work with partners who produce as high a level of research as the Directory of Social Change.  We have undertaken significant amounts of work with them since 2014, producing independent and impactful research on the challenges faced by members of the ex-Service community.

We are also pleased to continue supporting the excellent resource that armedforcescharities.org.uk is, and all that it offers by way of information on the military charity sector.”

Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive at the Directory of Social Change says:

“So many charities in the UK do absolutely critical work for those who serve us all – the men and women in our forces, those who have returned to civilian life, and critically, their families too. This project helps to understand what those charities do, so we can ultimately make better policy decisions for the people they help. We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to continue working with our colleagues at FiMT to extend our evidence base on Armed Forces charities.”

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