As young people face up to today’s challenges, the DofE has never been more needed. 

It’s a powerful way for any young person to build life-long belief in themselves, whatever their interest, background or ability. It can help them to do better in education, improve their mental health, help get the job they want, and make a positive difference in their community.   

To break down barriers to marginalised young people accessing these vital benefits, we’ve re-launched the Resilience Fund for 2021/22. 

With the generous support of donors and #iwill Fund – an England-wide joint investment from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund – the new Resilience Fund offers Bronze and Silver funded Participation Places for marginalised young people throughout the UK.  

If your centre works with young people facing financial hardship, social exclusion, or those that need specialist support to do their Award, such as young offenders or young people with special educational needs or disabilities, please speak to your Operations Officer who can share detailed application criteria. 

Open from 24 August 2021 to 31 March 2022, the Fund is time-limited and funds are restricted per Region / Country.