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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

This prestigious UK National Honour recognises outstanding voluntary contributions and sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering, with the work of those awarded being judged to be of the highest standard.

2015 award winners

  • Faith in Football

  • Solent Dolphins

Give Hampshire’s unsung heroes royal recognition by nominating them for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was launched by Her Majesty The Queen in 2012 to mark her Golden Jubilee and celebrates outstanding achievements by voluntary groups. It is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon groups of this kind and is equivalent in status to the MBE.

Previous Hampshire winners include the Andover Young Carers, British Red Cross Refugee Service, Portsmouth and the Oakhaven Hospice.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq

The Lord-Lieutenant, Nigel Atkinson, said: We are lucky to have so many dedicated voluntary groups and volunteers in Hampshire. The Queen’s Award is a wonderful way to recognise their hard work and I wholeheartedly encourage people to nominate groups who they think are making a real difference in their community.”

How to Nominate Someone for an Award

In common with the UK National Honours, there are no deadlines for the receipt of nomination forms. Award nominations will be considered at any point within 3 years of the nomination. If you know of a volunteer group that devotes its time to helping others in your local community, and deserves recognition, nominate them for an award.