Can you help? Do you know of any voluntary groups that could be nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service? Please share this information with them.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service celebrates the outstanding work of local volunteer groups across the UK. Groups do not have to be a registered charity, any voluntary organisation with three or more volunteers can be nominated. The award is the equivalent to an MBE and the highest award given to local voluntary groups in the UK, giving Royal recognition to the work they do.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire has been delighted to see so many voluntary groups in the county being awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and would like to support even more organisations across Shropshire win this award.

There are briefing sessions to help and encourage voluntary organisations understand the nomination process. They are:

  • Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 2pm – 3pm
    Telford & Wrekin Council Offices, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford,TF3 4NT
  • Friday 13th May 2022 at 12pm – 1pm
    Garden Room, Methodist Church, 52 Broad St, Ludlow, SY8 1NH
  • Thursday 19th May 2022 at 1.30pm – 2.30pm
    Council Chamber, Castle View, Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JR
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022 at 2pm – 3pm
    Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND
  • Tuesday 14th June 2022 at 2pm – 3pm Venue TBC
    What the recipients say: Joe Lockley, Director of Bright Star Boxing Academy said, “Winning this award is absolutely amazing for all of the staff and volunteers at Bright Star, it’s great to see the impact we’re having is recognised nationally.”

Major General John Crackett CB TD DL, the current Master of the Shrewsbury Drapers Company said, “I am delighted that we have been awarded the QAVS. Not only is this a superb recognition of all the hard work put in by our volunteers year after year, but also I hope that it will make us better known locally, and encourage a more diverse selection of skilled and energetic people to come and help us.”

For further information and/or to book a place please email shelley.davies@shropshire.gov.uk
Information can also be found on the QAVS website: https://qavs.dcms.gov.uk/