We exist to empower young people to make positive change in their lives, their communities and the world.
Creating tangible impact in the lives of young people is at the core of everything we do at The Diana Award. We impact young people’s life experience and enable them to participate in this world as positive and self-confident changemakers. We appreciate that impact comes in many shapes – big and small; sometimes a good conversation with the right person at the right time can make all the difference.
Have a look at our young people stories to find out how we have impacted young people’s lives and how our programmes help young people create positive change.
We are addressing the challenges to young people’s mental health and wellbeing to unlock their potential.
took part in the Young Changemakers Programme second cohort, working to bring change to mental health issues and racial injustices.
of mentoring to develop their work-readiness and career skills.
are leading projects that support the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Good Health and Wellbeing.
understand how experiencing bullying behaviour can make someone feel.
“I’m definitely a lot more confident now, that’s one thing that’s definitely improved with me. And that is 100% down to the programme because it gave us opportunities to do public speaking, work in teams and show leadership. It’s just given opportunities that I wouldn’t have ever had otherwise.”
We are working together to bring down social and economic barriers that young people face.
based in 31 different countries received The Diana Award for their social action and humanitarian efforts.
are working on projects aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education and 13% of Reducing Inequality.
took part in 19 online work experience sessions over five days in July 2022 on career skills and education and employment routes.
worked with young mentees to give them insight into the world of work, career paths and employability skills.
“I’ve really enjoyed being part ofThe Diana Award. I’ve found it a great experience, and I got to look really closely at the police force, ambulance and fire service, seeing the massive role they play in the world and on our island especially. I’ve made some new friends, built up my courage, and improved my communication skills.’’
We strive to bring change where young people are not understood or listened to by those in power.
completed Anti-Bullying Ambassador training to lead social action in their 734 schools to tackle bullying.
were delivered across the UK, reaching over 120,000 young people through our Positive Postbox Campaign in partnership with Nationwide Building Society.
engaged in 75 hours of activity to shape and develop the Young Changemakers Programme.
have been nominated for The Diana Award 2023, leading social action across the globe.
“Two of our [anti-bullying] ambassadors have been able to sit and mediate between a small group of children who had chosen to upset another child intentionally. They were able to use their training which resulted in apologies and a positive result.”