Funding Opportunities

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:

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 download, complete and return the Financial Assistance Form to the email address specified on the form. (Please do not try to fill in the form directly.)

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.