Funding Assistance | Dukeofed

Funding Assistance

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia may be able to provide financial support to individual Participants (via their Award Unit) and Award Units directly in supporting young people to undertake and complete the Award in Australia.

Current funding programs are outlined below:

1) Disadvantaged Youth Project Funding – for groups

Matilda Balding Group shotThe Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia has received funding from the Federal Government to substantially increase the number of Award Participants undertaking and completing an Award, who are considered disadvantaged and/or disabled (see Guidelines for eligibility criteria).

Total Funding will be expended over 3 years from late 2015 – June 2018, with all project funding to be allocated according to the Guidelines below. The Award is seeking to support between 250 and 350 youth to commence and complete the Award every six months with a total support of approximately 1500 youth, over the three year period.

The Award will be working with both new and existing Award Units and partner organisations in allocating this funding. Established Award Units will be especially encouraged to apply in order to enable them to significantly expand their outreach.

We are now seeking applications from Award Units and Project Delivery Partners for groups of Participants (these can be split by the organisation/Award Unit into several sites if relevant). Funding can be for one year or multiple years but must be for new registrations only.

Eligible Award Units are invited to apply for group funding, with the funding sought per Participant inclusive regardless of how the organisation wishes these to be allocated eg. Award registration, activity expenses and staff or carer support.

**Deadline to apply for funding now extended to Mid-March 2018!**

Guidelines and application details are available HERE or contact your State or Territory Award Office for further information.


2) Award Financial Assistance – for individuals 

Individual Participants who require financial assistance for Bronze, Silver or Gold Award registration and or activity support will need their Award Unit to apply for funding using the Application for Financial Assistance Form – Individual Participants.

For individuals without an Award Unit or Award Leader please  email or phone 02 8241 1500 to discuss your application before completing the online form.

Application details are available HERE or contact your State or Territory Award Office for further information.

Applications can be made at anytime by Award Units or Open Award Centres.


Funding Progress Report

Award Units that have been granted funding assistance for disadvantaged, disengaged or disabled participants to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award are required to provide progress reports so we can meet our Federal Government Funding requirements.

Access the Funding Report HERE


3) Get Moving with The Duke of Ed program – Applications Closed

Image - swimming (2)The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia is partnering with the Office of the Commonwealth Games (OCG) to ensure the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games leave a legacy of a healthier, more active future for Australia’s youth.

Get Moving with The Duke of Ed encourages disadvantaged young people to do the Award and to get involved in a sport or other physical activity that they may not have had the funds to otherwise access.

A limited number of individual grants of up to $400 (plus GST) are available to support young people aged between 14-24 years of age who are living in a situation of disadvantage to undertake an Award with focus on the Physical recreation section. Award Units can apply for a maximum of 10 participants. All applications will be subject to assessment by a panel of reviewers. Successful applicants will be those who meet all criteria as outlined in the application form and are deemed to have the greatest need.

The grants must be used to pay for the Participant’s Award registration (new registrations only) and the remaining amount can be used towards full or partial costs associated with the Physical Recreation Section. These costs can include registration fees for sporting and/or recreational clubs, fees for uniforms or cost of equipment, with a combined total value of no more than $400 (+ GST).

Guidelines and application details available HERE or contact your State or Territory Award Office for further information.

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