The Diana Award was established in 1999 by the British Government who wanted continue Princess Diana’s legacy by establishing a formal way to recognise young people who were going above and beyond the expected in their local communities. Too many young voices go unheard; our work strives to help elevate those voices onto a higher platform. Since then, we’ve had quite the journey but our core focus has remained the same, empowering young people to change the world.
In 2006 we became an independent charity, which enabled us to develop into a fully-fledged youth-led movement. Five years later we launched our now world famous Anti-Bullying Programme and later, in 2012, our Mentoring Programme.