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“If it weren’t for the DofE, I’d be back in prison or dead by now.” Davis, Bronze Award holder

Teenage and early adult years shape a person. They lay the foundation for who you are, where you’ll go, what you’ll become. For some young people, like Davis, a former North London gang member, these years represent a tough start to their adult lives. As well as dealing with the usual pressures of growing up, they often face challenges no young person should have to experience, such as poverty, lack of aspiration and role models and vulnerability to crime.

Whilst the DofE is for all young people, those from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit the most. Achieving a DofE Award is a game-changer, taking young people on a different life path and empowering them to break the cycle, to believe in themselves and that anything is possible. With the help of our generous supporters, we will directly impact the lives of one million 14 to 24-year-olds over the next six years, equipping them with the confidence and skills they need to become work-ready, well-rounded individuals.

Whether you’re a business, a trust or you’d like to make an individual donation, you can shape the success of today’s and tomorrow’s generations. Why wait to transform young lives?

Corporate partners

Corporate partners

Over the next six years, the DofE will enhance the lives of one million 14 to 24-year-olds, hard coding them with a sense of purpose, self-confidence, responsibility and resilience. Young people from diverse backgrounds will become accomplished and ambitious individuals, with the character, values and work ethic that businesses and society needs.

By supporting our Charity, you will be giving young people the opportunity to reach their full potential. As a corporate partner, you will also boost your social impact, attract and develop diverse talent, inspire and engage your employees and much more.

Our partnerships are not about ticking boxes, they are about making a real, long-term difference. Join other passionate businesses from a broad range of sectors – and see how you can make a real impact, not only on young lives, but on the future of the UK.


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Amey has sponsored apprentices to achieve their DofE Awards for six years and in that time we’ve seen it have a real impact on the young people we work with. Our young people are encouraged to push themselves outside of their comfort zones when doing their DofE and the skills that they develop can be life-changing.

Andy Milner, Chief Executive Officer, Amey

Individual donors

The DofE has a profound effect on young lives, opening up a world of possibilities and fuelling aspirations with character and confidence-building experiences. Huge numbers of young people describe the experiences, friendships and skills they gain through the DofE as game-changing.

We can only transform young people’s lives thanks to donations from people across the UK. Imagine helping a vulnerable young person overcome the barriers they face, get a job and find their thirst for life. The DofE does this every day. A gift to the DofE Charity will have a direct impact on young people like Sam.  Would you like to support us?

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As a funder, it is very rewarding to see your contribution making a difference to young people’s lives.

Trevor Pears
Executive Chairman of Pears Foundation



If you’re looking to maximise the impact of your trust or foundation, the DofE should be top of your list. By partnering with us, you can help to transform young lives across the UK on a large scale. Help to inspire 14 to 24-year-olds by improving their confidence and resilience. Give them the skills that will complement their academic studies and equip them for the workplace. See them grow into responsible and fulfilled citizens. A partnership with the DofE is both powerful and rewarding. Isn’t it time we talked?

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With an ambition to reach another one million young people by 2020, the DofE Charity continues to rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses.

Every pound counts and you can rest assured that your donation or fundraising activity will help as many young people as possible to be the very best they can be. Like Emily’s experience, the DofE shapes young people’s futures for the better.


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