The Diana Award: Young people who inspire the lives of others.

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The Diana Network

The Diana Network


The Diana Network Programme opens doors to work experience, volunteering and campaigning whilst training young people in employability and social action skills.

The Network Programme has improved my confidence and raised my aspirations said Award Holder Emily

The Diana Network Programme offers free training to young people through our monthly INSPIRE DAYS in partnership with our corporate supporters. Inspire Days currently run in Bristol, Northern Ireland, London, Newcastle and Birmingham. Workshop choices include:

  • Money Management
  • CV Skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Global Citizenship
  • Public Speaking Skills

To join us at an Inspire Day near you or to take part in our additional Network Programme opportunities please email us on:

Join the Network Programme today and get involved with youth voice, volunteering, campaigns, work experience and training

You can also find out about our latest opportunities via Facebook and Twitter and check out our blog page


Youth Participation: Awards Scorers Group

On Tuesday 28th May the Diana Award held an exciting  scoring session with current Diana Award Holders and Mentors to assess the latest nominations.
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Proud to be working with Pure Potential

The Diana Award are looking to establish links to businesses and organisations who can support our ‘Insight Into…’ career days in August 2013.
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Diana Award Announces Award Holder Trustees

Young people are at the heart of the Diana Award and as such we are proud to announce our two Diana Award Holder Trustees, Alex Farrow and Binda Bhudia-Patel.
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Do you want to mentor others?

In March 2013 we will be launching a Mentoring Scheme to support Diana Award Holders with their community projects and to help disadvantaged young people reach their full potential. We’re particularly interested in signing up our first Mentors, so if you like to give back to other young people then this is the perfect opportunity for you! If you would like to be one of the first people involved with this exciting programme please complete the short registration form.

What is the role of a Mentor?
A mentor will start to build a relationship with their mentee by:

• Taking time to get to know each other.
• Listening to and discussing anything that is worrying them.
• Valuing their opinions and beliefs.
• Talking about any relevant experiences and any problems they have overcome, if appropriate.
• Encouraging them to talk and think about their ambitions or hopes for the future and planning the steps needed to achieve these together.

The benefits include:

• Develop new skills e.g. in communication and listening
• Improve job prospects and employability
• Build confidence
• Gain insight into issues facing people in other communities
• Feel a sense of achievement from helping someone to improve their quality of life
• Participate in a new experience that is richly rewarding as you make a difference to young people’s lives

Once you complete the registration form – we’ll send you more information about what it means to be a Mentor and what is expected of both Mentors and Mentees. Please note you will be expected to undertake this role until the end of December 2013.

To gain an insight into the programme we recommend that you read the below document:

Want to volunteer as a mentor or befriender

To apply simply click here.

For any queries about the programme please contact