More young people than ever started their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 2022/23

More than 323,000 young people started their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) in 2022/23, the charity’s annual statistics reveal – with participants giving a huge 3.5 million hours of volunteering in communities all over the UK.

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has published their annual statistics which reveal that more than323,000 young people started their DofE in 2022/23 and participants gave 3.5 million hours of volunteering in their local communities.

The record-breaking numbers show that 537,759 young people are currently working towards their Award across the UK – up more than 10% on 2021/22.

The figures mark the end of the second year of our ambitious five-year strategy to reach one million young people by 2026 – with a focus on breaking down barriers for marginalised young people and reaching more schools in deprived areas, community organisations, further education colleges, organisations supporting young people with additional needs, and prisons and young offender institutions.

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