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Kirklees Adventure Trust

Kirklees DofE Award Trust

The Kirklees Adventure Trust, formerly The Kirklees Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Trust, is a registered charity (#1118213) established in March 2007. The Trust works closely with the Kirklees Council’s DofE team, but it is an independent Registered Charity, which relies entirely on donations and grants.

Kirklees DofE Award Trust

In recent years the Trust has expanded its scope to enable not only young people but also vulnerable and isolated adults to participate in adventurous, volunteering and skilled activities.  In particular, it aims to assist those people who are disadvantaged or with special needs.

Kirklees DofE Award Trust

Our goal is to support and strengthen the facilities of the Activity Centres, and thus support the provision of education, training and recreational facilities for young people and vulnerable and isolated adults in Kirklees, so as to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacitites.

Main Aims:

  • Provide and support adventurous activities, notably but not exclusively the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, through voluntary effort and fundraising.
  • Support & strengthen the facilities and resources at the Activity Centres of Little Deer Wood and Quarry Hill
  • Maintain links with interested parties and encourage their support.
  • Liaise with other Award groups to promote best practice.

We actively support the Open Award Centres at Quarry Hill Centre, Almondbury and the Little Deer Wood Outdoor Activity Centre in Mirfield. Both centres provide a wide range of activities, led by highly qualified, experienced instructors and volunteers.

We have a strong partnership with Kirklees Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and our challenge is to make adventures such as DofE, and a wide range of other adventurous, volunteering and skilled activities available to many more young people and vulnerable and isolated adults, particularly those who may be disadvantaged. 

To find out more about applying for money to help you in your award, please ask you Award leader for more details

Contact Kirklees Award Trust

Chair Person

Steve Dunn
Email - steve.dunn@kirklees.gov.uk


Kirklees Adventure Trust
Little Deer Wood Activity Centre
Shepley Bridge
Huddersfield Road




For more information contact the Kirklees DofE office.