29 September Why we're focusing on social mobility this #NationalInclusionWeek
Celebrating The Duke of Edinburgh’s incredible legacy through the DofE
Sixty-five years ago, HRH Prince Philip established The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The DofE has become one of The Duke’s most remarkable achievements and is woven into the fabric of the UK, equipping and empowering young people from all communities to build the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to make the most out of life and make a difference to the world around them.
As one of our charity partners, the funds we raise help extend the reach of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to even more young people across the capital, including licensing more schools and youth organisations to deliver DofE, enabling marginalised young people to start their life-changing DofE journey and training more adult Leaders to help run DofE. So far, funding from the Lord Mayor’s Appeal has enabled over 1,800 young people to start their DofE and provided more than 180 training course places for adult Leaders!
Over the past year, the DofE has provided young people with a positive goal to focus on with DofE participants across London spending over 168,000 hours volunteering in their community since the beginning of the pandemic. Continuing their DofE has helped young people build vital skills for their future and make up for lost life-experiences at a time when many other extra-curricular activities were not available.