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The Duke of Edinburgh Resilience Fund

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award charity have set up the DofE Resilience Fund. The Resilience Fund aims to help young people to achieve Awards despite the challenging times they have faced over the last few months. This is also a great way for leaders to deliver an exciting and enriching programme in a virtual or socially distanced setting.

There are two packages of support:
1. Funded participation places for young people (application form coming soon)
2. Funded online training for adults running DofE in Scouting.

1. Funded participation places for young people

Updated information coming soon

The Resilience Fund will pay for participant places for young people who would otherwise not be able to participate in the award. 

2. Funded online training for adults running DofE in Scouting

The aim of the free training is to upskill volunteers and increase capacity to reach more young people.

Discover the online training for adults
How can we do DofE in 2021

Leaders can introduce and deliver most of DofE online and it’s a great way to re-engage with young people. Participants generally complete lots of their awards outside of sessions anyway. The DofE have adapted their programme to ensure the flexibility for people to complete this during the pandemic, including alternative expedition options and a new certificate of achievement award. Full details, including lots of ideas, can be found online at

There are also lots of activity session ideas on our activity finder that can be adapted for online delivery and on the DofE website too. If you need support with this, please let us know.

Leading and participating in the DofE during the pandemic >