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Possible Routes for DofE Funding

Funding routes are becoming harder to find for participants and Centres alike, we hope that this page will help those who are seeking financial assistance.

Funding Description and Source

National DofE website

The National DofE site also have a funding page, so worth a look!

The Barker Mill Foundation

South-West Hants Groups

Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

£100 grants available to individuals who are being held back due to lack of funding

Lord Lieutenant's Fund

for Gold Groups, through the Hampshire DofE Forum

Guidance notes - First Aid  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 130kB

Application form - First Aid  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 220kB

Guidance notes - Expedition  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 149kB

Application form - Expedition  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 201kB

Local DofE Committees

please contact your district committee for any funding opportunities in your area

Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre

Bursaries for disabled and disadvantaged young people

Winchester Round Table

Funding available on Application to local groups

Galaxy Hot Chocolate

First Quarter of 2013 - £300 grants available

Starbucks Youth Action

Supporting 16-24yr olds to improve their local community


Funding available for equipment, expeds, leader training and is now being extended to Special Needs groups after a successful first year. Applications open from April 2013

SERCO Bursaries Microsoft Word 330kb

Funding is available to  young and in some cases - groups of young people!

Individual participant application Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 45kb (Before use) Individual Follow up form Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 42kb (required after use)

Group of participant application Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 45kb (Before use) Group Follow up form Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 44kb (required after use)

Zurich Community Trust

If your organisation is based in Hampshire or near one of their offices in Whiteley or Farnborough, and if you help disadvantaged people move from dependence to independence.

Nationwide - On Your Side

If you are looking for support from Nationwide, either through funding or the time and expertise of their employees

Children in Need

Grants for disadvantaged young people

Hampshire County Council

The Council also advertises it own funding on this site


Waitrose & ASDA

Internet Fundraising

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Use these every time you search the web and they'll give 50% of the fees paid by the advertising sponsors to your chosen cause

New funding opportunities

Funding Description and Source
The Hampshire and Isle Wight Community Foundation HIWCF is an independent charitable foundation dedicated to connecting donors with the local causes and charities they care about


Search for funding

The fit4funding newsletter provides information on hundreds of current funding opportunities each month.

Other general Sources of Funding

Funding Description and Source

vInspired Cashpoint

If you're 14-25 and have an idea that will solve a problem in your community they want to help. They're offering grants of up to £500 to turn your ideas into reality, and get your projects of the ground.

Funding Central

The site provides access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations


These guys provides access to funding searches, training, research and consultancy services.

Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust

The Trust gives grants that allow disadvantaged young people to take up opportunities to experience the great outdoors

BCU Canoe Foundation

Grants are awarded through their small grant panel who meet three times a year for project related to young people and disability.

Gales Youth Trust

One-off grants ranging between £50 and £250, towards identifiable projects such as study visits, exchanges, Raleigh International, scout camp and expeditions. Grants also for uniforms and equipment.