Marking the centenary of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 2021 would have been The Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday. Prince Philip was a champion of the infinite potential of young people and a pioneer in non-formal education and learning and during his 100th year, the global Award family has worked to ensure that The Duke’s vision can continue and grow for many years to come.

That’s why we’ve launched the ‘Founder’s 100’ campaign. Over the next three years, we plan to raise in excess of £25 million, to help enable more than two million additional young people to start their Award journey, particularly those from at risk and marginalised backgrounds:

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From the changemakers and the leaders of tomorrow, to those who quietly support or pave their own path; every young person has infinite potential. And The Duke of Edinburgh saw the need to foster that, right back in 1956.

And now, more than ever, young people need the resources and support to be able to unlock that potential. They need to be resilient and adaptable. To be able to problem solve and communicate effectively.

The Award is here to help young people build the skills they need to discover their infinite potential and be ready for the world of today and tomorrow. Through stepping outside their comfort zone and challenging themselves in a range of areas, young people can join millions of Award alumni around the world who have discovered there is more in them than they ever realised.

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Get involved

There are numerous ways you can get involved in and support the Award:
  • Invest in infinite potential: Whether you are a school, business, NGO or government, there are opportunities to invest in the infinite potential of young people through the Award.

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  • Inspire infinite potential: Help to inspire young people to discover their infinite potential. There are a range of volunteering opportunities available around the world.

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And if you’re an Award holder, find out about our Global Alumni Network, or share your story on social today to inspire others, using #WORLDREADY.

  • Champion infinite potential: Champion infinite potential and donate to the Award. There are opportunities to support in-country, internationally, or for a specific project.

Support the Award

Or take on your own international Challenge100 today and raise vital funds for the Award of tomorrow here.

  • Discover infinite potential: Are you aged between 14 and 24 and ready for a challenge? Discover your infinite potential.

Find out more about the Award today

Do your Award

If you’d like to discuss the Award in more detail and the ways you may be able to support, please email [email protected].