About the DCT
The Deptford Challenge Trust (DCT) is a grant-making charitable trust that aims to improve the quality of life for people who live and work in a defined area of Lewisham, that covers Deptford and parts of New Cross. DCT started out as part of the national City Challenge regeneration programme in the mid-1990s. In partnership with Goldsmiths University the Deptford City Challenge (as it was then known) invested part of the funding it was given in student accommodation. The Trust was set up and through this rental income it has been able to provide grants to voluntary and community organisations for activities which benefit residents within the DCT area for almost 20 years. The Trust’s grantmaking programmes are managed by The London Community Foundation.