Duke of Edinburgh Award
We have some exciting news about The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award at Bow School.
We have just found out that our school has received a grant after successfully applying to the DofE’s Diamond Fund. This will enable us to reach out and support more disadvantaged young people who want to do their DofE at Bow School.
The grant will fund some equipment for the expeditions. Thanks to the funding, Bow School will be purchasing new rucksacks, sleeping bags, sleeping bag liners and roll mats for some of our participants to use on expeditions.
The DofE’s Diamond Fund is made up of £1.5 million raised by over 15,000 supporters during the Charity’s Diamond Anniversary year (2016), £1 million from the #iwill fund for England (a joint initiative from The National Lottery and the Department of Culture, Media & Sport to support young people access high quality social action opportunities) and additional DofE donations to double the Diamond Anniversary fundraising in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
With a total of £3 million to invest over the next four years, the Charity aims to work with Licensed Organisations/centres, like Bow School, to give more disadvantaged young people the chance to develop life-changing skills and attributes (such as communication, determination and teamwork) for life and work, create new friendships and gain the confidence to reach their full potential.
With this fantastic grant secured from the DofE’s Diamond Fund, we will be able to secure the running of the DofE programme at Bow School for years to come.
Thank you for your continued support of this programme.
We look forward to seeing the impact it has on our young people’s lives.