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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2021

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – 2021 Awards

Do you know a voluntary group that deserves recognition for the work it does? Why not consider nominating it for a national award? Nominations for the 2021 awards can be made now and the closing date is 13 September

Terry Hephrun, Chair of the Lancashire Panel for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) said

“In 2002, in celebration of Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service by Groups in the Community was established. Its purpose is to recognise groups of individuals who are giving their time freely for the benefit of others. It is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon groups of this kind and is equivalent in status to the MBE.

“As such, The Queen’s Award not only serves to provide recognition of volunteer groups, but also demonstrates the high respect in which volunteering is held. We all know the value of voluntary effort to support communities not least in the difficult circumstances we are facing in 2020.

Groups must be nominated for the Award – self nomination is not permitted. A group (two or more people) can be nominated if based in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The group must have been volunteering for the benefit of people in the UK or overseas for at least three years and more than half its members must be volunteers who have the right of residence in the UK. Groups solely concerned with fundraising for charitable purposes are not eligible.

More info on entrance criteria and the nomination process: or contact Terry Hephrun, the Chairman of the Lancashire Advisory Panel for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, email