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The DM Trust supports activities that generate opportunities in the direct marketing industry for those who might otherwise face barriers to entering the profession and supports initiatives that will improve standards through training.

Our grants and bursaries will support educational initiatives focusing on developing direct, data and digital marketing skills, both online and offline, and give students and others practical skills.

The DM Trust also supports apprenticeships, the Employability initiative designed to place bright students into (direct) marketing jobs, and perks for the brightest and best students, including the coveted Summer School for outstanding students.

See here for information on The Derek Holder Legacy Fund


Responsible Marketing


The DM Trust Supports responsible marketing. We encourage companies using direct and digital techniques to uphold industry codes of practice. We are concerned that the impact of direct marketing should be a positive one. To that end, we fund projects which benefit the consumer, especially those that provide increased protection for vulnerable consumers.

See here for information and application details for The Consumer Grants Fund. See here for the Guidance Notes.

See here for link to our privacy policy.