Transparency is important to us. That is why we have joined the Transparent Civil Society Initiative. We are committed to making the following ten pieces of information available to the public and keeping them up to date:


1. Name, registered office, address and year of foundation.

  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Germany e.V.
  • Seat of the management: Branitzer Platz 2, D – 14050 Berlin
  • Seat of the association: Leutkirch im Allgäu
  • Contact person: Vanessa Masing (Managing Director), [email protected]
  • Year of foundation: 1994
  • From 1994 – 2020 voluntary management, since 2020 full-time management


2. Complete statutes as well as information on the aims of our organisation

  • To the statutes
  • Our goal is to promote the personal development of young people between the ages of 14 and 24.
  • Vision: Every young person in Germany has the chance to lead a self-determined and fulfilled life and feel like a part of our democratic society.
  • Mission: We equip young people aged 14-24 with the key skills of the 21st century and a strong belief in their abilities and success.


3. Tax benefit information

  • Our work is exempt from corporate income tax and trade tax under §3 No. 6 of the Trade Tax Act because it promotes youth welfare, according to the last notice of exemption we received from the Tax Office for Corporations I, Berlin (tax number 27/678/60314) dated 16.11.2021 under §5 Para. 1 No. 9 of the Corporate Income Tax Act.


4. Name and function of key decision-makers


5. Activity report


6. Staff structure as of 1.1.2023

  • Full-time staff as of 1.1.2023: 7 (5.4 full-time equivalents)
  • Volunteers as of 1.1.2023: 583


7. Information on the source of funds (1.1.22 – 31.12.22; provisional figures)

  • Income: 321,842 Euros (previous year: 199,007 Euros)
    • Income from license and participation fees and the sale of materials: 46,064 Euros (previous year: 45,010 Euros)
    • Income from special-purpose operations (further training of voluntary Award Leaders): 5,263 Euros (previous year: 10,425 Euros)
    • Income from subsidies and donations: 270,169 Euros (previous year: 138,197 Euros)
    • Public grants: 6,815 euros (previous year: 5,375 Euros)

Here you can find our annual financial statement 2021. The annual financial statement 2022 will be completed in June 2023. Informative: As of 1.1.2022, our account balance was 100,925 Euros.


8. Information on the use of funds (1.1.22 – 31.12.22; provisional figures)

  • Expenditure: 265,060 Euros (previous year: 135,566 Euros)
    • Depreciation: 2,292 Euros (previous year: 604 Euros)
    • Personnel costs: 138,464 Euros (previous year: 62,404 Euros)
    • Occupancy costs: 14,895 Euros (previous year: 1,678 Euros)
    • Other expenses: 109,409 Euros (previous year: 70,881 Euros)

Here you can find our annual financial statement 2021. The annual financial statement for 2022 is expected to be completed in June. The above figures are preliminary.


9. Corporate legal affiliation with third parties

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Germany e.V. is licensed as the national award operator of the Duke Award by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, based in the United Kingdom, and undergoes a re-licensing process on a regular basis.


10. Names of legal entities whose annual payments represent more than 10% of the total annual budget.

  • Not existing