2. How to make a nomination

You can nominate a group for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service online. Nominees are considered for an award the year after they’re nominated.

Submit your nomination by midnight on 16 September 2016 to make sure your group is considered for the 2017 awards.

You must be independent of the group you are nominating. Read the guidance notes if you need help.

Support for your nomination

When you nominate a group you also need letters from 2 people who support your nomination and are independent from the group you’re nominating - for example:

  • someone who benefits from the group’s work
  • someone who’s aware of the group’s work

The letters must include:

  • how the group helps the local community
  • how you know the group