Charitable Incorporated Organisation ("The Charity")

"Open DofE Centres in West Sussex"

Open DofE Centres in West Sussex is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Charity No. 1169592) offering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in West Sussex based in Shoreham (Adur), Chichester and Horsham.

We operate under the DofE licence held by West Sussex County Council, and our Centres are run exclusively by volunteers. Our trustees represent the three locations, provide advice and guidance, and ensure the effective running of the organisation as a whole.

OUR CHARITABLE OBJECTS

To advance the mental, physical and spiritual welfare of young people in West Sussex by:
  • Providing them with opportunities to participate in and achieve the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, regardless of their background or circumstances;
  • Guiding and supporting them with all sections of the Award;
  • Preparing them for the expedition section of the Award through education and adventurous training;
  • and by facilitating affordable and high quality practice and assessed expeditions.

Governance

The Charity has 9 Trustees, including the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The Trustees generally meet at 2 monthly intervals.
 
The detailed arrangements for the running of the Charity are described in our constitution, which can be read here (opens a new window)
 
For more information about the Charity, please contact the Chair, Cathy Childs or the Secretary, Richard Ward.
For topics related to Finance and Fundraising, please contact the Treasurer, Mike Harrod.

See Contacts for details

We have some 36 volunteers who help manage the D of E programmes. Read more about our Volunteers here.

Annual report

The Charity's Annual report will be published after the end of the Financial Year, Oct 1st - Sep 30th, each year.

The following Annual Reports are available for inspection:

Year  Name  Click to read 
 2016-2017  ODEC 2017 Accounts and Annual Report   Click to read report

Fundraising and Donations

The Charity is funded by the participants and by charitable donations and grants.

The Charity's costs include Insurance, AALA licensing, Training and Premises hire amongst other administration costs. We are very grateful for donations received from, among others, the following:

  • West Sussex County DofE Committee
  • West Sussex County Local Committees in South Chichester CLC, North Horsham CLC, and Central and South Mid Sussex CLC
  • Tesco plc

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Charity Officers

Chair

Cathy Childs

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Secretary

VACANT

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Treasurer

Mike Harrod

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"Open DofE Centres in West Sussex"
Web site: www.opendofe.org

Charity No. 1169592, registered
with the Charity Commission

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