Community Service | The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, equipping young people for life. Since 1956 millions of young people have taken part in the Award in more than 140 countries and territories. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation drives and supports the Award’s global growth, so more young people can take part.
It is the world’s leading youth achievement award. In 2015 more than 1.1 million young people around the world took part in the Award in more than 140 countries and territories. Since the Award’s launch 60 years ago, it has inspired millions of young people to transform their lives.
By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development outside the classroom. It also allows their achievement to be consistently recognised worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences.