More than 330,000 young people started their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) in 2023/24, the charity’s annual statistics reveal – with participants giving a huge 4.7 million hours of volunteering in communities all over the UK. 

The numbers, published today, break the charity’s participation records for the third year running. They show that more than 545,000 young people are currently working towards a DofE Award across the UK, with 30% of 14-year-olds starting their Bronze DofE last year.

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