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Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award

Over 300,000 young people take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award throughout the UK and countless more in over 110 countries.  It is the most recognised youth award scheme in the UK, and covers volunteering, skills development, physical activity and expeditions.

Independent research by the United Leaning Trust into the recruitment requirements of the UK’s top 100 employers highlighted that the DofE Award is the most important non-formal qualification a young person can have.

Our 2014 grant has supported The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, over three years, to increase the numbers of participants in Yorkshire and the North East of England.


The DofE, first established by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, is delighted to have the support of The Queen’s Trust to extend its delivery to young people in some of the most deprived areas of the North East of England.  The DofE has a proven track record of changing young people’s lives by engaging with them on an individual basis, helping them to shape their own DofE development programme that will broaden their horizons and open their minds to the opportunities ahead.

Peter Westgarth, CEO, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We are delighted to be helping The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to realise their ambition to involve more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the programme. We look forward to meeting some of them soon

Nicola Brentnall, Director, The Queen's Trust

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