The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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How to make a nomination

You must nominate a group for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service online.

Nominees are considered for an award the year after they’re nominated.

Nominations for the 2021 awards are closed. You can submit a nomination for the 2022 awards from 1 April 2021.

You must be independent of the group you’re nominating. Read the guidance notes before making your nomination.

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

Contact

Email queensaward@dcms.gov.uk if you need help with your nomination, or need to find out more about the award.

You must make your nomination on the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service website.