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Welcome to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Kirklees

This web site is dedicated to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award run under the Kirklees Metropolitan Council Operating Authority. Its purpose is to provide easy access to the most commonly required information and to act as a focus for Kirklees DofE activity. DofE is a real adventure from beginning to end.

It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there's more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

You can do DofE at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold.

Kirklees DofE Open Award Centres

Centres have now reopened as normal starting at 7pm and finishing at 9pm. Evenings will consist of two sessions like previous to Covid.



Kirklees Adventure Trust would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that voted for them. There was a lot of competition and we were lucky enough to be a £5000 winner.

Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation. Through the scheme, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office. One initiative from each category will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme to be decided by a public vote. As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each sector, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.


Kirklees Social Impact Certificate during Covid-19


DofE have sent us the the above certificate that shows the amazing amount of voluntary service that has taken place by our young people.

Throughout Kirklees 15,158 hours have been donated which DofE have converted this into a social value £65,937.30. This is an amazing achievement and well done to everyone that has adapted and kept up with their awards!


The Queen's Award - WINNERS!


The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

We are really pleased to announce that our DofE volunteers have been presented with the Queens Award for outstanding service. A big thank you to everyone who works tirelessly to support over 5000 local young people.