FOTA
Friends of the Award

Supporting Young People to Achieve

Since our creation in 1998 we have been endeavouring to create working partnerships with other organisations that further our work of ensuring that all young people in Edinburgh and the Lothians have access to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.


City of Edinburgh Council

Our core partnership is with the City of Edinburgh Council. We work with the Council to give added value to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award within Edinburgh.

We work closely with our colleagues in the Sport and Leisure unit, particularly within the Active Schools Programme,  to provide opporunities for young people to complete the Physical element for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.


The Green Team

The Green Team are a youth organisation set up in partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Edinburgh to promote active learning through enjoyment in the outdoors.

The Green Team carry out environmental projects centred around a conservation task, with time also spent exploring the countryside and taking part in environmental activities such as art games and crafts.

Find out more about us at www.greenteam.org.uk we are based at Tynecastle High School, 2 McLeod Street, Edinburgh, EH11 2ND and our phone number is 0131 337 7227.

We have an on-going partnership with them to provide Groundsmanship skills to young people, delivered in partnership with The Green Team, as part of their DofE


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

We have a successful ongoing partnership with the CAMHS unit within the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, where we supply a dedicated Development Officer for this work. Contact us for more information on CAMHS and refer to our Best Practice Guide on CAMHS for more detailed information on how we set up and maintain this DofE linked service.


These are our main partnerships, but through our Youth Development Project our Development Officer, Mo Odling, is working with various organisations across Edinburgh to bring the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to more young people. Contact us for more information on the Youth Development Project programme.