For many young people, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been – and will be – devastating. For disadvantaged young people, the impact will be greatest, as they face unprecedented challenge and change, affecting their academic, social and emotional development, and longer-term work prospects.
Through DofE, we have an opportunity to support young people facing disadvantage, when they need us most. Achieving a DofE Award levels the playing field and offers possibility, of progressing in education or securing a job interview.
To help young people facing disadvantage to recover from the effects of the pandemic, we’ve launched the DofE Resilience Fund to reduce barriers to DofE participation this financial year (until 31 March 2021).
The Fund comprises two time-limited packages of support that have been created in consultation with our Licensed Organisations (LOs). The packages are: