Nominations open for Queen’s Award

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THE Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work carried out in their local communities. Since Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee, the Queen has awarded the prestigious national honour to hundreds of volunteering groups across the UK.

Any group of two or more people undertaking local volunteering can be nominated for the award. Groups must have been running for at least three years.

Sandra Adair, Director of Policy and Capacity, Volunteer Now said: “The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the MBE for volunteer groups and recognises the commitment and contribution they make to their own communities. Volunteer Now is working with the Lord Lieutenants Association to promote the Award in Northern Ireland.

“This is an excellent opportunity to recognise voluntary groups who devote their time for the benefit of others - we often hear that organisations couldn’t exist without them, so if you know of an outstanding group or organisation that you feel deserves recognition please nominate them.”

For information on how to nominate a group go to or telephone 020 7271 6206.