Previous Winners

2017  Winner

The QAVS was instituted in the The Queen’s Golden Jubilee year 2002 and is announced on the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation 2 June 1953.
This year there is one winner from Kent: 

The Square Pegs Drama Club

The Square Pegs Drama Club was set up around 10 years ago for children and young adults with special needs. It is run by around 20 volunteers and the group is based in Chatham, Canterbury and Maidstone. 

The Lord-Lieutenant congratulates this organisation on its award, the equivalent of a corporate MBE.

Applications for the 2020 QAVS are now open and those wishing to nominate a Voluntary Organisation should click here. Please note the closing date for 2020 entries is: 21st September 2019.

Award Winners from Kent

The Square Pegs Drama Club –

Bredhurst Woodland Action Group –

Kent Search and Rescue (KSAR) –

Bubbles Disabled Swimming Club, Maidstone –

Good Neighbour Project, Tunbridge Wells –

Rainham Bereavement Friendship Group – no website

The Young Lives Foundation Appropriate Adult Service –

The League of Friends of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital –

Wealden Sailability, Sevenoaks –

Cobbes Meadow Group Riding for the Disabled Association – Chartham

Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit – Dover

The Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre – Tunbridge Wells

Chatham Dockyard Historical Society– Chatham

Citizens’ Rights for Older People – Maidstone and Canterbury Offices

Demelza Kent Childrens’ Hospice -Sittingbourne