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Kirklees Award Trust

Kirklees DofE Award TrustThe Kirklees Award Trust is a charity with the mission to improve the life chances of children and young people. We do this by inspiring them to engage positively in their communities through participation in the DofE Award.

We recognise that children and young people face many challenges in their day to day lives. We work with some of the most vulnerable and 'hard-to-reach', helping them to develop the confidence, motivation and skills that they need to unlock their potential and make positive changes in their lives.

The DofE Award is committed to providing for young people an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development, which is of the highest quality and the widest reach. It is open to all those between the ages of 14 and 25, regardless of background or ability.

For some young people, DofE is something to do with friends at school, for others it may be the only form of positive recognition they will ever receive, and may prove a decisive turning point in their lives. Our challenge is to make the programme available to many more young people, particularly those disadvantaged by poverty or disability.

Kirklees DofE Award TrustThe Kirklees DofE Award Trust is a voluntary body which was established in March 2007. The Trust works closely with the DofE in Kirklees but is an independent Registered Charity which relies entirely on donations. Our goal is to strengthen the DofE Award by continuing to broaden and extend its reach to all communities in Kirklees


Main Aims:

  • To raise funds and assist in the provision of other resources.

  • Maintain links with interested parties and encourage their support.

  • Liase with other Award groups to promote best practice.

  • Work in partnership with Kirklees Council.

  • Promote and publicise the DofE Award in Kirklees.


More information about funding can be found in the Kirklees DofE Award Trust Information Leaflet.

To Find out more about applying for money to help you in your award, please ask your Award Leader for more details and a application form.


For more information contact the Kirklees DofE office.