The Queens Awards

The-Queens-Award-for-Voluntary-Service-Logo-MBEA Call from The Lord-Lieutenant to encourage nominations for this prestigious Award

The Lord- Lieutenant and the Deputies have been in the front line of the assessing the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service ever since Her Majesty established them to mark her Golden Jubilee. The Lieutenancy seeks to ensure grassroots voluntary achievements across our county are recognised by the highest award of its kind.

Queen's Award Presentation

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Richard Oldfield DL, pictured right, presenting the Queens Award for Voluntary Service on 01/11/12 to Sheila Goodhew, Chairman of the Chatham Dockyard Historical Society and Mr Brian Jenkins, President, pictured left.

Kent is blessed with an army of voluntary organisations, run by dedicated supporters. In the past thirteen years a number of those organisations in Kent have been awarded QAVS, the equivalent of a corporate MBE.

There is no deadline for nominations. They are considered at any time within three years of the nomination. You cannot nominate a group for a particular year’s Award.Visits will be made by a member(s) of the Lieutenancy who will submit a report to the national assessment panel. The Awards are published on 2 June on the anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation.  For further information click here.

The Lord-Lieutenant with Viscountess De L'Isle, presenting the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service to  Tina Murphy,  pictured centre, Director of  the Health Action Charity Organisation, (HACO) on 14th November, 2011.

The Lord-Lieutenant with Viscountess De L’Isle, presenting the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to Tina Murphy, pictured centre, Director of the Health Action Charity Organisation, (HACO) on 14th November, 2011.

We should be very proud of our volunteers therefore we need to encourage as many as possible to submit an entry.

 

Information on submitting applications for Queen’s Awards

During her reign, The Queen has instigated two Awards to honour and promote organisations in Industry and Voluntary Service; these prestigious annual awards are competitive. The winners receive a trophy and certificate presented by The Lord- Lieutenant or The Vice Lord Lieutenant. The details are as follows:

  • The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This Highly prestigious award is given for three business categories, Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. Individuals may be awarded the Enterprise Promotion Award. For further information click here >>
  • The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This Award is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities for the benefit of others. It is the equivalent to the recipients collectively receiving an MBE. For further information click here >>
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