We are honoured by the generosity of our supporters and donors, without whom we could not continue to run the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). Thank you for considering us at this time.
The DofE was launched 65 years ago by HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, inspired by his former Headmaster, Kurt Hahn. Since then, over 3.1 million young people have achieved an Award in the UK, and the programme operates in over 130 countries and territories around the world.
Millions of lives have been changed by the DofE since its inception in 1956. Each of those 3.1 million young people undertook a Volunteering section, giving back to their communities and supporting others. Following the passing of The Duke in April 2021, we received thousands of messages from Award holders and their families, sharing the impact doing their DofE has had on their lives.
Whether you are an Award holder, have been inspired by an Award holder, or simply want to help millions more young people access a life-changing DofE programme in the future, we are incredibly grateful that you are considering a gift in your will to support our work.
In our recently launched Youth without Limits video, young people, ambassadors, advisors, assessors and our CEO talk about what an Award programme means to so many young people.
There are currently over 7.5 million young people aged 14-25 in the UK. Our ambition is to reach further into those communities where opportunities are fewer, to give young people the self-belief and confidence to join our Award programme. We know our Leaders can give them all the support and encouragement they need to achieve, and develop their self-esteem and confidence too.
By reaching out further, we can continue transforming the lives of many more young people for many generations to come.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions, by emailing [email protected], or calling us on +44 207 798 2880.