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Promoting your DofE group

We all know how important publicity can be. On a local level, it can help attract participants to your group, more volunteers to help young people achieve and funding/support from your local community. For Licensed Organisations, a higher profile can help secure the funding and support needed to ensure the DofE is run efficiently, gives participants a high quality experience and local centres/groups get the support they need.

Nationally good publicity helps us secure funding and means we can work on developing DofE programmes so we can inspire more young people and give them the opportunity to take part in the future.

Here are some hints and tips on how to generate some publicity for your DofE centre or group:

  • Celebrate young people’s achievements in your local communities at presentation events and through the local media.
  • Publicising information on when your group meets.
  • Promoting the activities and successes of your group/centre.
  • Engaging the active support of local sponsors and key community figures.

Download our guide to the media here, which includes sample press releases (Word doc).  There's a Gold Award Presentation pro-forma press release here, and a generic press release here.

All DofE press releases can be found in our press zone, along with latest news.

Have you got a good story? We're always on the look out for stories from DofE groups thoughout the UK. to use on our website, in the DofE magazine, in our annual review and of course through PR.

Send your story and any photos to [email protected]  (please read our information and photo sumbission policy here first).

Thank you!