Do you know a voluntary group in Nottingham that deserves recognition for the work it does? Nominate them for a 2021 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest honour given to local volunteer groups across the UK and is considered the equivalent of receiving an MBE. Overseen by the Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the award is open to any group doing volunteer work that provides social, economic or environmental service to the local community. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within the community.
Last year, a record 281 winners received awards. Winners were picked from across the UK and included a local Mind volunteer group and several faith-based groups.
Eligibility criteria includes:
- A group must be made up of two or more people and must provide a specific benefit in a local area
- Those who benefit from the group's activities can be overseas residents or UK residents (or both) but the group must be based in the UK
- Groups should have been volunteering for the benefit of people in the UK or overseas for at least three years
- More than half of the group must be made up of volunteers
In previous years, winners have received a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal. Representatives from the group have also been invited to attend a royal garden party.
Please submit your nomination by midnight on Friday 25 September 2020.