The Diana Award was established in 1999 by the British Government who wanted continue Princess Diana’s legacy by establishing a formal way to recognise young people who were going above and beyond the expected in their local communities. Too many young voices go unheard; our work strives to help elevate those voices onto a higher platform. Since then, we’ve had quite the journey but our core focus has remained the same, empowering young people to change the world.
In 2006 we became an independent charity, which enabled us to develop into a fully-fledged youth-led movement. Five years later we launched our now world famous Anti-Bullying Programme and later, in 2012, our Mentoring Programme.
This year saw us freshen up our look as we announced an organisational-wide rebrand. This new image coincided with the expansion of our regional offices; we now have permanent bases in Birmingham, Leeds and Sheffield.
Since our creation, we have recognised 48,000 young people from across the world for their social action work with The Diana Award. We have trained over 28,000 young people to tackle bullying in their schools and communities, and have supported over 700 disengaged young people across the United Kingdom through our Mentoring Programme.