Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an internationally recognised development program for young people aged 14-25. Cerebral Palsy Alliance is now a licensed operator.

The award currently operates in over 120 countries worldwide. It gives you the opportunities to gain new skills, have new experiences and make a difference in your world.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance has partnered with Duke of Edinburgh Award to offer young people with cerebral palsy the opportunity to explore their potential and achieve success through participation.

How does it work?

Each award level is done over a six month period and includes 4 sections – Skill, Physical recreation, Volunteer and Adventurous journey or Expedition. You base your award around your passions and your ambitions.

What will you get out of participating?

It’s flexible so you can do it at times that suit you, it’s progressive so you can see personal growth and development and most of all, it’s FUN because you are doing things that you want to do.


There is a $100 administration cost to participate in the Duke of Ed Award payable to NSW Office of Communities – Sport & Recreation. Other costs that are directly related to activities are the responsibility of the young person (or parent) and these will vary depending on the level of support required by the young person.

Next steps?

To accept to take on your next personal challenge, you need to register with Duke of Ed, choose your activities and get started! Cerebral Palsy Alliance can assist you with goal setting in each section however you need to take as much ownership of your award as possible.

More information and getting started

For more information or help getting started please email us at dukeofed@cerebralpalsy.org.au or check out the Duke of Ed website.

You can also download our brochure.