Thanks to a range of generous charitable donations, funding is available to support DofE participation throughout the South East England Region.
Generally this funding supports the guiding principle of DofE being achievable by all, by supporting disadvantaged young people and those with additional needs, centres working with these young people or new centres. Some funding is also restricted to specific geographical areas within the Region.
Funding has to be supported by DofE Managers or Co-ordinators via an Operations Officer. To help us secure future funding, feedback will be required in the form of reports and photographs.
The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust
The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust provides bursaries to enable young people to take part in DofE when they would otherwise not have been able to for financial reasons. The Bursary Fund provides grants to individuals across the South East Region. The Bursary will be paid by BACS to the participant’s centre and can be used to support any section. Most grants support the Expedition section but funds can be used to support the other sections.
Bursaries are subject to availability. Please note the RHCT do not accept direct applications. Please contact your Operations Officer for information.
Funded Participation Places
Funded Participation Places (FPP) are provided to increase the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, or with additional needs, to take part in DofE. We are therefore pleased to be able to offer FPP to young people satisfying appropriate criteria.
We are keen to encourage as many young people as possible to participate in DofE programmes at any of the three Levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Places are subject to availability.
Please contact your Operations Officer for information on how to apply.
Other South East funding opportunities
If you have a project which requires funding, and supports our principle of being achievable by all, please contact your Operations Officer.