Nominations for The Queen's Award 2019 are now open.

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.  

Register on the website to nominate a group.  The deadline for nominations is midnight on 14th September 2018 to make sure your nominated group is considered for the 2019 awards.  It is very important that you read the guidance notes for further conditions and information before submitting your nominations.