The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation drives and supports the Award’s global growth, so more young people can undertake the world’s leading youth achievement award.
Working through a network of Award Operators in more than 140 countries and territories, it creates new ways and places for young people to do the Award, using innovative online tools. The Foundation leads the Award’s entry into new countries, ensuring consistency around the world. It works to increase global awareness of the value of non-formal education. This in turn creates demand for the Award, which is one way that young people’s development outside the classroom can be recognised consistently worldwide.
Current senior appointments;
Chair of the Trustees : Gregory Belton CVO KCHS
Chair of the International Council : HRH The Earl of Wessex
Secretary General : John May
Regional Director Asia Pacific : Sue Walker
For more information visit http://www.intaward.org/
The National Award Authority (NAA)
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia (National Award Authority – NAA) is licensed by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation (International Award Foundation – IAF) to operate The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia.
The NAA is responsible for:
- Maintaining the licence requirements including the fundamental principles and operating principles of The Duke of Ed as set out by IAF and the Code of Practice.
- Funding and resourcing of The Duke of Ed, including arrangements with partners such as government, industry and individuals.
- Promotion and building awareness of The Duke of Ed.
- Developing and maintaining nationally applicable policies.
- Maintaining comprehensive records
- Protecting The Award brand and intellectual property as set out in the licence with the IAF.
- Providing the required reporting to the IAF, State/Territory Award Authorities, and key stakeholders such as partners, supporters and sponsors.
- Licensing award units through licence arrangements with State/Territory Award Authorities.
- Developing and implementing an ongoing national strategic plan.
- Meeting Quality Assurance, Award and legislative compliance requirements.
The NAA has entered into licences with an organisation or government agency in each Australian State and Territory to deliver The Duke of Ed in their State or Territory. The NAA also operates as a National Award Unit for some individuals and organisations to deliver The Duke of Ed.
The licence between the NAA and each State/Territory Award Operating Authority enables the State/Territory Award Operating Authorities to manage the delivery of The Duke of Ed in their particular State or Territory.
Under these licence agreements, the State/Territory Award Operating Authorities acknowledge their overall responsibility to deliver The Duke of Ed program in compliance with the law in its State or Territory and further undertake to provide the Award Unit with:
- Information, resources and promotional materials regarding The Duke of Ed.
- Administrative and support services together with training and networking opportunities.
- The National Handbook.
- All National Policies with which the Award Unit must comply.
- Participant Application Forms.
- Details of insurance coverage provided by National Award Authority together with details of any changes to that insurance coverage.
- Award presentations as required.
The State/Territory Award Operating Authorities have entered into licences with Award Units, who are responsible for delivering The Duke of Ed to Participants.
Friends of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Inc.
The Friends of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Inc was established in 1989 as the fundraising arm of the Award in Australia. The key objects of The Friends are:
- To promote, support and assist the operation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia by providing expertise, advice, facilities and finance.
- To assist the Award by undertaking fund raising and other activities for specified projects or events associated with the aims of the Award.
The Friends has current Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status under item number 11.2.2, section 30-95 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. It also holds a charitable fundraising authority in the State and Territories where its active in fund raising.
The Friends is Governed by a Board of up to ten directors. The current directors are:
- The Hon Larry Anthony, President and Chair
- Michael Crouch AO, Vice President
- Peter Kaye AM, Secretary/Treasurer
- Charlie Buchanan
- Tom Mould
- The Hon Sandra Nori
The administration support is provided by the Award’s National Office and Jo Bush as the Sponsorship and Ambassador Manager.
The key supporters and sources of funds to support the Award’s projects of are:
- Award Ambassadors
- Charter for Business
- World Fellows