About the Awards
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to reward outstanding work done in the community. This award has been given since 2002 when it was created to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation.
Who can nominate?
Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award.
Take a look at the guidance notes here to see if you are eligible to apply.
How to nominate:
Nominations are accepted from 1st April until mid September 2020.
What happens after I send in my nomination?
Each nomination will be checked for eligibility. The nominations will be assessed locally in the county/Lieutenancy area where the group is active. The Lord Lieutenant, the Queen's personal representative in the area, and usually involves two Deputy Lieutenants visiting the nominated group. During the local assessment visit the group will be asked to make available key information and data to demonstrate that it is well run and carries out excellent work. Following the visit, a report will be submitted to a local panel who will decide whether to recommend them.