Inspire – The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award for Young People

‘The Diana Memorial Award celebrates the fantastic achievements of ordinary people who do ordinary things. Through their activities they display all the values that we should aspire to – valour, compassion, imagination, teamwork, sacrifice, public spirit and private endeavour in equal measure.’  Rt Hon. Gordon Brown

The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award is a UK-wide, inclusive Award, which recognises and celebrates the innate qualities – courage, compassion, commitment and selfless duties for others – of young people aged 9 to 18 demonstrated through their contribution to and impact on their schools, communities and society.

Diana Award holders have achieved so much, often against the odds, and have changed lives, schools and communities through their activities. They are young people who have been brave or have overcome immense personal difficulties and tragedies, as well as young carers, fundraisers, peer mentors, campaigners and students who make a profound contribution to their schools and fellow students. The list is endless.

What the Award does.
A Diana Award nomination fulfils the requirements of Every Child Matters (Children’s Bill). It promotes two main ingredients that are essential to life

• Celebration
• Encouragement

It allows organisations to celebrate their pupils’ achievements and encourages their pupils to continue to make a difference to the lives of others.

Award Categories
The award is given to young people aged 9-18 whose activities fit into any of these five categories

Diana Anti-Bullying Champion
For young people who tackle bullying in schools and communities

Diana Active Campaigner
For young people who run campaigns in their schools and communities.

Diana Champion Fundraiser
For young people who raise money for good causes.

Diana Champion Volunteer
For young people who give their time to improve the lives of others.

Diana Courageous Citizen
For a young person whose courageous approach to life has made a direct impact on the lives of others.

What will you receive for the Award?
Each individual Award Holder will receive a certificate and a lapel pin. The organisation also receives a certificate to mark its involvement in the Award.

All members of the group receive a certificate stating they they are members of the group and the group will also receive a shield to mark their achievement.

In addition, all Award Holders and organisations will receive newsletters and the chance to be involved in the Diana Young Ambassadors Programme. This fantastic new programme aims to develop the skills, confidence and experience of award holders to enable them to become young leaders and community entrepreneurs. Through involvement in the programme they will have the opportunity to be Ambassadors and to represent the award the UK.

Please visit the Diana Award website for more information and a nomination form.