The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Charity information

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is the world's leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14-24 year-olds the opportunity to be the best they can be.
Our mission is to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements. We aim to create a world where young people can reach their full potential, whatever their circumstances.

Founded 1956

  • Mission statement

    What is a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

    “My DofE has made me realise I can be whoever I want to be. ” Jay, Gold Award holder

    Like Jay, many young people find achieving a DofE Award life-changing. A fun adventure and major challenge, three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. Time to get involved and go the extra mile?

  • Aims

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award aims to:

    • To inspire and transform the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life through a programme including volunteering, physical activities, life skills and expeditions.
    • It’s our ambition to give another one million young people in the UK this life-changing opportunity by 2021
  • Overview

    Established: February 1956

    Registered Charity Number: 1072490

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 186

    Part time staff: 16

    Volunteers: 45000

    Phone number: 02076309039

    Address: The Duke of Edinburghs Award Fundraising, 11 Belgrave Road SW1V 1RB

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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