DofE Funding

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.


Description and Source

Lord Lieutenants Fund

Grants available for expeditions into wild country and also for first aid training.

Application Form Expedition December 2016  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 197kB
Expedition Guidance Notes  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 149kB

Application Form First Aid December 2016  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 216kB
First Aid Guidance Notes  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 130kB

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.

Winchester Round Table

Funding available on application to local groups.

Galaxy Hot Chocolate

Supporting small, local community projects and groups through the GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund.

Starbucks Youth Action

Supporting 16-24 year olds to improve their local community.

Zurich Community Trust

Local community organisations that are close to Zurich’s main offices can apply for grants.

Nationwide - On Your Side

If you are looking for support from Nationwide, whether that is funding, or the time and expertise of its employees.

Children in Need

Grants for disadvantaged young people.

Hampshire County Council

Funding available from Hampshire County Council.


Waitrose & ASDA

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New funding opportunities


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.


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

Other general Sources of Funding


Description and Source

vInspired Cashpoint

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

Funding Central

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


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.

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.