The Duke of Ed is a not-for-profit organisation and our cause to provide all young Australians with the opportunity to improve their lives and their opportunities, regardless of their circumstances.
There are a number of ways you can support and become involved with the Duke of Ed and directly help young Australians reach their full potential.
BECOME AN AWARD AMBASSADOR
Our Ambassadors are individual supporters who are both leaders and grass root members of the community who use their talent, position and networks to promote the value, relevance and importance of The Duke of Ed for young people in Australia. Their financial donation goes directly to support disadvantaged young people participate and access The Duke of Ed Program.
BECOME AN WORLD FELLOW OR YOUNG WORLD FELLOW
The World Fellowship aims to provide a stable financial foundation for the development of the International Award throughout the world. Through its support, the World Fellowship enables more young people, particularly those in less prosperous circumstances, to benefit from participating in the Award Program.
JOIN THE CHARTER FOR BUSINESS PROGRAM
The Charter for Business (CFB) is a partnership between The Duke of Ed and CFB Members designed to support disadvantaged young people to participate in The Duke of Ed. Members can nominate specific projects in a particular State or Territory depending on the area of interest. Examples include:
• Indigenous youth programs
• Juvenile justice programs
• New refugee programs
• Young people with disabilities
• Young people in regional or remote areas.
SPONSOR OUR PROGRAMS OR PROJECTS
We offer unique program sponsorship opportunities that deliver tangible and measurable benefits. We can help determine which program for disadvantaged youth would best suit your organisation to assist you in meeting your marketing, business and community objectives. The vital funding you provide helps us deliver The Duke of Ed across Australia.
JOIN THE ALUMNI
The Duke of Ed Alumni now provides a forum for Awardees to stay connected with The Duke of Ed in Australia and internationally. The Alumni offers the opportunity to connect with fellow Awardees, invitations to Duke of Ed events and the opportunity to continue the community service principles of The Duke of Ed. There are a number of ways Awardees can be involved and we welcome your input.
If you are a member of an agency or organisation that works with young people, you could run The Duke of Ed for the young people involved. Organise a fundraising event, Make a donation, or Join The Duke of Ed Network to remain up to date with news, stories and important information.
“I work with Indigenous youth that are ‘at risk’ of having adverse contact with the criminal justice system. We have seen the immense change in the lives of these young people as a result of their participation in The Duke of Ed Award Program. Their self esteem has been significantly boosted. They have sought and been successful in achieving leadership positions at local, state and National levels. The youth justice clients have reduced their level of alcohol and substance abuse and the majority of those no longer commit crimes"
Ms Melissa Bann, Youth Coordinator for West Cairns Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program which operates at Nintiringanyi Cultural Training Centre.
ALL DONATIONS OF $2 AND OVER ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.