Global conflict, political uncertainty, financial instability and the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic are all exacerbating deep-rooted inequalities. Despite these challenges, young people continue to show a passion to lead positive social action – to make things better.
Young people continue to face extraordinary challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis and social and economic inequality.
of young changemakers say systemic inequalities negatively affect their work
of young people with mental health needs agree the pandemic made their mental health worse
young people in the UK (10%) are not in education, employment or training
Despite the challenges they face, young changemakers continue to drive social change. 88% of young people care about making the world a better place, while 58% of young changemakers said the Covid-19 pandemic has increased their capacity to make change in the world.
The Diana Award is proud to be the only charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, founded on her belief that young people have the power to change the world. Our mission is to empower young people to lead that change – to unlock their potential, inspire action and create opportunities, ensuring that no young person is left out or left behind.