The Queens Award For Voluntary Service
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 volunteer 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. Take a look at the guidance notes for further conditions and information https://qavs.direct.gov.uk/guidance-notes
Nominations must be submitted on line by midnight on 16 September 2016 to make sure your nominated group is considered for the 2017 awards. The Award recognises the vital role played by the hundreds of thousands of unacknowledged heroes of the voluntary and community world and emphasises the importance of continuing recognition of their work. The Award covers groups operating in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
The Awards Office send nominations to Lieutenancies in November assessment, before the Awards Office judge each nomination. The awards are announced annually on 2 June. This date was chosen, as it is the anniversary of the Coronation. The Lord-Lieutenant presents the awards on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
For comprehensive details on the award and how to nominate somebody for their voluntary work visit the following webpages:
QUEEN’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICES WINNERS IN THE WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY
Since 2013, one of the core roles of the West Midlands Lieutenancy has been to promote the QAVS across the county. This has resulted in significantly more West Midlands voluntary organisations being awarded this prestigious accolade.
List of winners:
Aspiring Future CIC, Wolverhampton www.aspiring-futures.co.uk
Carriers of Hope, Coventry www.carriersofhope.org.uk
Coffee Tots, Coventry www.coffeetots.co.uk
Coventry City Centre Poppy Appeal
Ekta Unity Group, Coventry www.ekta-unity.org
FastAid, Solihull www.fastaid.org.uk
Good Shepherd Ministry, Wolverhampton www.gsmwolverhampton.org.uk
Holford Drive Community Sports Hub, Birmingham
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Solihull www.madhatterscharity.com
Masjid E Zeenat Ul Islam, Coventry www.masjidzeenatulislam.org
Narthex Sparkhill, Birmingham www.narthex.org.uk
Positive Images Festival, Coventry www.positiveimagesfestival.co.uk
Radio Plus 101.5 FM, Coventry www.radioplus.org.uk
Sikh Union Coventry www.sikhunion.org
Solihull Branch of Parkinson’s UK www.solihullparkinsons.org.uk
The Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association www.penmuseum.org.uk
The Erdington Asian Women’s Society, Birmingham
The Knowle Society, Solihull www.knowlesociety.org.uk
The What? Centre, Dudley www.thewhatcentre.com
Wolverhampton & Bilston Athletics Club www.wolvesandbilstonac.co.uk
237th Birmingham (1st Castle Bromwich) Scout Group, Solihull
Apni Zaroorat Community Network (AZCN), Dudley
Black Country Food Bank, Dudley
Coventry & District Samaritans
Dudley Asian Women’s Network (DAWN)
Happy Hours, Dudley
Rowheath Pavilion, Birmingham
Sant Nirankari Mission, Walsall
Solihull Cancer Support Group
The Feast, Birmingham
Wednesbury Celebrates, Walsall
The 64th Birmingham Scout Group, Birmingham
Coventry City Mission, Coventry
Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Coventry
Heath Town Senior Citizen’s Welfare Project, Wolverhampton
Hope Centre, Block 11, Andrew Road, Dudley
LGBT Network, 4 Salop St, Wolverhampton
New Heights Warren Farm Community Project, Birmingham
Phoenix Swimming Club for Disabled People, Coventry
Power Pleas Trust, Wolverhampton
Service User Involvement Team, Wolverhampton
Troop Aid, Solihull
Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Volunteer Service
Side by Side Theatre Company, Dudley www.sbstcs.org
South Staffordshire Narrowboats, Wolverhampton www.ernestthomas.co.uk
Groups operating outside the United Kingdom are not eligible.
Nominations must now be submitted on-line and paper submissions are not accepted. Nominators should register themselves by entering a user name and password. The process is relatively simple but read any guidance notes first. Nominations are not submitted via Lieutenancies but directly to the Awards Office by the click of a submit button once the form is complete.
The Awards Office send nominations to Lord-Lieutenants in November for local final assessment before the Awards Office judge each nomination. Submissions can be made at any time of the year but the cut off for judging is at the end of September each year. The awards are announced annually on 2 June. This date was chosen, as it is the anniversary of the Coronation. The Lord-Lieutenant presents the awards on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
For comprehensive details on the award and how to nominate visit the following webpages:
Sign up by visiting the following link but always visit the above webpages first before starting your nomination.