The Award is largely self-funding in Australia with any grant support gratefully received from state/territory/federal government being typically directed to specific high need or special need youth. Donors and supporters funds are 100% directed to supporting youth to undertake the Award program. This is by way of assistance with their registration fee, their activity expenses (typically towards the cost of undertaking the adventurous journey) and direct costs of their Award Leader (The Award has approximately 60,000 volunteers)
There are many options for individuals and organisations to support the Award, including financial, pro-bono/in kind and in supporting the delivery of the Award.
Becoming an annual Friend of the Award starts at $240 and these funds are used to assist a disadvantaged young person with their registration and Award activity.
All donations are fully tax-deductible
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The Crouch Family
The late Michael Crouch AC became The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Australia’s Benefactor in 2012, the highest status within our donor categories, and made possible a number of Award initiatives during this time. Michael, through ZIP Industries, was a principal sponsor commencing in 2008 and served on the National Board for 5 years and was also the Vice President of The Friends of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in Australia.
Since his passing in early 2018, his family have continued to support The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in Australia.
We are very grateful for the continuous generosity of the Crouch family.
Mr Bill James
Bill James is a founding Director of Flight Centre Limited, Australia’s largest travel retailer and a listed company with 12,000 staff worldwide. Travel Associates, also a major supporter of The Duke of Ed in Australia, is part of the Flight Centre group.
Bill has published several books, the latest being a Field Guide to the Kokoda Track, a comprehensive historical guide for trekkers to this significant WW2 battlefield in Papua New Guinea.
Bill has a strong belief that the Kokoda Trek is a wonderful, life-changing experience for young Australians and in 2012, has generously provided funding to allow an incredible opportunity for 45 young people from around the country – the opportunity to complete their Bronze Award, culminating in a guided Kokoda Trek as the Adventurous Journey component.