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Armed Forces Charities in Scotland – An overview and analysis

The Directory of Social Change (DSC), in Association with Veterans Scotland and Cobseo are proud to announce the publication of the new report Sector Insight: Armed Forces Charities in Scotland.

This freely available report, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust provides an illuminating overview and analysis of the armed forces charity sector in Scotland.

The research presented is invaluable for charities policy makers, government and those interested in the armed forces charity sector through the detailed information on such topics as:

  • How many armed forces charities are registered in Scotland
  • Financial information on charities
  • Classification of charity types and Service affiliation
  • The impact of cross-border charities
  • The provision made across the sector
  • Recommendations for the future

Charities will benefit from the clearly detailed evidence in the report. The findings will be a valuable catalyst to encourage further partnership working, collaboration and effective communication between both armed forces charities and other third sector stakeholders.Colonel (Retired) Martin Gibson, OBE, DL Chair of Veterans Scotland and member of the Confederation of Service Charities Executive Committee

Unique for both the Scottish charity sector and the armed forces charities community alike, this report is bold in its scope, comprehensive in its methodology and illuminating in its content.’ Debra Allcock Tyler Chief Executive, Directory of Social Change

 

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Sector Insight: Armed Forces Charities in Scotland report follows on from Sector Insight, UK Armed Forces Charities: An Overview and Analysis, published in 2014, which provided an overview and analysis of the armed forces charity sector. Both are part of a wider project which also includes a searchable online resource.

This resource features details of all the armed forces charities in the UK which are analysed as the basis for our reports.

Date 2016-10-25
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Executive Summary of the new report Sector Insight: Armed Forces Charities in Scotland. 

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In 2015, DSC Research partnered with Cobseo (The Confederation of Service Charities) to undertake and produce Cobseo’s first ‘Members’ Survey’. 

The survey utilised a mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative data approach to create research allowing Cobseo to understand the views and experience of its members. DSC Research assisted with designing the survey questions and management of the data gathering process. We then undertook a comprehensive analysis of the data and produced a full professionally printed report, detailing the outcomes of the survey.

This report contains insights from responding Cobseo member organisation to key areas based on their membership experience.

Cobseo members’ recommendations, combined with the data in this report will allow Cobseo to make effective plans and developments to support its members, the armed forces charity sector and its many beneficiaries.
The Cobseo Members’ Survey 2015 was developed in partnership with Cobseo Executives and Researchers at the Directory of Social Change, who undertook the analysis and subsequent report. The survey was funded by the charity Forces in Mind.

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Friday, 01 April 2016 14:24

DSC in Veterans World Magazine

DSC’s armed forces research is featured in the Veterans World Magazine

Do you know what Fishing for Heroes does? How about Surf Action? These are just two of the 2,200 Armed Forces Charities out there which are set up to help serving and ex-Service personnel and their families. This new project, from the Directory of Social Change, helps you to navigate the Armed Forces charity sector through an online search facility comprising of information from thousands of Armed Forces charities.

With so many charities out there, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re a veteran or still serving in the Forces, knowing what provisions exist and how to apply for support can be a daunting task. Equally, for charities and organisations, trying to find other charities to work with can be very difficult. Fortunately, all the hard work has now been done for you and all the information you need is available online for free. This new website is an independent and dedicated Armed Forces charity resource, providing clarity and direction through the sector. If you are a past or present serving member of the UK Armed Forces, a family member or dependant, or if you represent an organisation working with the UK Armed Forces, then this new project is tailored for you. It’s also there to help other people interested in the sector such as policy makers and journalists. Individuals can use the web resource to search for Armed Forces charities that provide welfare support and general advice. Organisations can use the web resource to search for specific charities that could potentially provide grants or complementary services to your organisation. You can also use it to understand the type of charity provision in your area or to make contact with other charities that share your vision.

 

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Do you know what Fishing for Heroes does? How about Surf Action? These are just two of the 2,200 Armed Forces Charities out there which are set up to help serving and ex-Service personnel and their families. This new project, from the Directory of Social Change, helps you to navigate the Armed Forces charity sector through an online search facility comprising of information from thousands of Armed Forces charities.

Date 2016-08-04
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