The History of the Discovery Award

Did you know that the discovery award is now over 30 years old?

The Discovery Award got its name from Ernest Shackleton's Royal Research Ship, Discovery, which was anchored off Discovery Point in Dundee.

There are many Discovery Award organisations throughout the world and all come under the Discovery Award Federation. There are three separate branches:

All Discovery Award organisations work to the same aims and principles to enhance the lives of all those over 50 years of age and to provide an incentive, through personal challenges, to lead a happy, healthy and active life in our later years.

To this end, the Discovery Awards Federation members meet at least once each year to ensure that The Award is administered in the same manner throughout all the countries partaking.