DM Trust backs new industry talent with £200,000 funding

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The DM Trust has handed out funds of more than £200,000 over the past year, as part of its ongoing mission to raise the standards of the data-driven marketing industry and support the education of its next generation of talent.

The charity, created from the merger of the IDM Trust and the Direct Marketing Foundation, has spent nearly £50,000 to support specialist campaigns, such as workshops to improve the way the sector engages with vulnerable consumers.

In addition, over £25,000 in funding went on encouraging the next generation of talent into marketing-related study, with a further £125,000 supporting the Creative Data Academy and Summer School that IDM-DMA Employability put on to encourage students into the marketing industry.

Trust chair Rosemary Smith said: "We are proud of the fantastic work we've been able to achieve in the last year and continue to welcome applications. There are funds available for initiatives that promote responsible marketing and help academic institutions, as well as their students, to achieve excellence in the field of data driven marketing."

The charity comprises two distinct grant-giving committees which distribute dedicated funds: the Derek Holder Legacy Fund and the Consumer Grants Fund. Funds left by IDM founder Derek Holder are dedicated to delivering the Derek Holder Bursaries and other awards to attract talent into the industry,

The DM Trust remains open to applications and funds are available to groups or organisations with initiatives that raise the standards of the industry, either through nurturing talent or promoting responsible marketing best practice.

To find out more or to apply for a grant, visit: www.dmtrust.org.uk

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