January 30, 2024

OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY

25 years ago The Diana Award was founded on the belief that young people have the power to change the world.

Twenty-five years ago The Diana Award was founded on the belief that young people have the power to change the world, and for the last 25 years, we have been working with them to do just that.

Guided by their insights and driven by their passion, creativity, and vision we have helped connect them to resources, businesses, and opportunities, to break down the barriers that stood in their way and find opportunities for young people to create real lasting positive change. This is how we are continuing the legacy of Diana, the Princess of Wales – by strengthening the voices of young people and helping them to reach their full potential.

It has been an exhilarating quarter of a century.

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But an anniversary is much more than just an important landmark. It is a chance to reflect on our work, to celebrate, not only what we have achieved, but the successes of our alumni and to thank our committed partners for their tireless support without which none of this would be possible.

It is also an opportunity to recognise that there is still much to do. While more than one in ten young people aged 16-25 are not in employment education or training, one in three teenagers experience bullying and young people from working-class backgrounds are 60% less likely to secure a job, we cannot rest on our laurels.

25 years on, we still firmly believe in the transformative power of young people and we understand the challenges they face because they are rarely listened to by those in power, and those in power find it hard to understand and engage with young people.  

We want to change this. We want to empower businesses to listen to and understand young people, and give them access to opportunities, to ensure the priorities and views of the next generation are being understood and harnessed by UK organisations.

At the same time, by giving young people better access to the corporate world and those in positions of power, The Diana Award is equipping the youth of today with a stronger understanding of the world around them, increasing their power and influence over decisions that affect their lives.

We want to work with you to help bridge this gap, connecting your business with their next employees. If this sounds like an area of interest, please email us.

OUR NEXT 25TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT_

We have big plans for how we will mark this year. Starting with The Legacy Award in March 2024

The Legacy Award and Development Programme aspires to be the world’s premier award and fellowship programme for the next generation of changemakers. Young people who are selflessly transforming their communities and society at large using innovative solutions. The Award recognises these remarkable individuals under the age of 25 who confront adversity with boldness, tackling significant challenges with ground-breaking ideas poised to make global impact.

Selected leaders will partake in a week-long leadership experience in London, culminating in an illustrious Award Ceremony. Additionally, they will embark on a two-year Development Programme fellowship from The Diana Award, providing hands-on project acceleration and leadership guidance.

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