Special Projects - Three Funds Grants

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation's (the Foundation) new grants process represents a significant change in the way in which the Foundation will grant funds across the International Award Association. 

The new grants programme forms a key element of the 'Global Strategy for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award 2018 - 2023'. This strategy seeks to achieve dramatic growth in the numbers of young people participating in and achieving The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award worldwide. 

At its heart is the global ambition, agreed in 2015 at the Association’s Forum in Toronto that, in time, every young person aged between 14 and 24 should have the opportunity to participate in the Award. It is an ambition predicated on the conviction that a good non-formal education is essential to equipping a young person for adult life - and so should be available to everyone. 

To achieve such growth, the Foundation is aligning the way in which it grants funds to support the delivery of and achievement of this global strategy. The new grants process will therefore prioritise the following three areas:

  • Improving Access to the Award and overcoming perceived barriers to entry; 
  • Increasing Reach and helping national operators to develop and expand services and;
  • Improving Impact or assisting delivery organisations to enable more young people to achieve their Award. 

If you have any questions or queries regarding any aspect of the process, please do not hesitate to contact your relevant Foundation contact. For all other queries relating to the grants programme please contact: threefundsgrants@intaward.org

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