The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award strives to make the DofE accessible to everyone. If you or someone you know needs help with the cost of registering as a participant, please see below.
Other funding opportunities may be advertised on the DofE South East Region website.
Oxfordshire Open Award
Oxfordshire Open Award is the custodian of a hardship fund to be used for the benefit of the financially disadvantaged who wish to participate in a DofE award, but may be prevented from doing so due to financial constraints.
The hardship fund was transferred from Oxfordshire County Council to Oxfordshire Open Award with the express conditions set out below:
The funding must only be used to offer financial assistance to disadvantaged young people to register for the award or participate in DofE programme activities.
The funding must be made available across all financial years until used in full.
The funding must be made available to all DofE groups operating within Oxfordshire, except uniformed organisations as these come under National Operating Licence agreements.
Specifically the funds will be used to support financially disadvantaged individuals. The funds are not to be used to support DofE centres, nor to support the day to day running of Oxfordshire Open Award. Consequently ALL applications must be made by individuals, or on their behalf.
It is expected that organisations who require funding to enable them to be able to deliver DofE programmes will be able to approach other organisations for this.
To apply for financial assistance through this fund, please complete and return the Financial Assistance Form.
Abingdon Area DofE Committee
The Abingdon Area DofE Committee has a small fund available to help people from the area who wish to gain outdoor qualifications to support DofE.
If you are interested in applying for some money for this purpose, please download the Training Expenses Request Form and forward the completed form to the Abingdon Committee Treasurer, whose contact details are on the form.