Message from the Lord Lieutenant
“The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
Any group doing voluntary work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community.”
How to nominate
To nominate a group for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, please visit https://qavs.direct.gov.uk/
There is specific guidance on nominating a group for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service here: https://qavs.direct.gov.uk/guidance-notes
You can also go directly to the online nomination form at https://qavs.direct.gov.uk Nominators will be required to sign up to complete and submit a nomination form. I recommend that you read the guidance notes before completing the online nomination form as there is no facility to save partially completed forms.
Support available locally
If you are looking to nominate a group for QAVS please do get in touch with Eileen Fielding from the Volunteer Centre and she will be delighted to support.
Phone : 01384 573381
Previous QAVS awardees in Dudley borough
- Discover U
- Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust
- Dudley Voices for Choice
- St John’s Church Preservation Group
- Top Church Training: the Connect Project