The Queens Award For Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

 

Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community. Take a look at the guidance notes for further conditions and information https://qavs.culture.gov.uk/guidance-notes

 

Nominations open on 1st April and must be submitted on line by midnight on 13th September 2019 to make sure your nominated group is considered for the 2020 awards. The Award recognises the vital role played by the hundreds of thousands of unacknowledged heroes of the voluntary and community world and emphasises the importance of continuing recognition of their work. The Award covers groups operating in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

 

The Awards Office send nominations to Lieutenancy offices in October for assessment, before the Awards Office judge each nomination. The awards are announced annually on 2 June. This date was chosen, as it is the anniversary of the Coronation. The Lord-Lieutenant presents the awards on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

 

For comprehensive details on the award and how to nominate somebody for their voluntary work visit the following webpages:

 

https://www.gov.uk/queens-award-for-voluntary-service/overview

 

QUEEN’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICES WINNERS IN THE WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY

 

One of the core roles of the West Midlands Lieutenancy is to promote the QAVS across the county.  This has resulted in significantly more West Midlands voluntary organisations being awarded this prestigious accolade.

 

List of winners:

       2019:

Act of Random Caring Community Interest Company  www.gatiscommunityspace.co.uk
Alta Sports Club for the Disabled 
Foleshill Fire Cadets 
free@last  www.freeatlast.st
GRO-ORGANIC CIC www.gro-organic.co.uk
Low Hill Community Association  www.lowhillhub.com
Mindful Gifts CIC  www.mindfulgifts.co.uk
Moor Pool Heritage Trust www.moorpoolhall.com
Stourbridge and District Youth and Girls Football League  www.sdyfl.org
Stroke Support West Midlands  www.strokesupportwestmidlands.org.uk
Suited for Success  www.suitedforsuccess.co.uk
The Coffin Works  www.coffinworks.org
The Mary Stevens Hospice  www.marystevenshospice.co.uk
Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Care and Social Activity Centre  www.sicklecellcare.net
Yemeni Community Association www.yca-sandwell.org.uk
Zone C of Lions Clubs International 105M www.lions105m.org

2018:

Beacon Centre for the Blind

Birmingham Youth Sports Academy

Broad Street Meeting Hall ltd

Compton Bereavement Visitors

Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind

Enterprise Club for Disabled People

Godiva Trust

Langar Aid Coventry

Midland Langar Seva Society

Positive Participation Ltd

Positive Youth Foundation

Priory Park Boxing Club

Seeds of Hope

Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service

Spotlight Youth Productions

Stourbridge Street Pastors

The Manor Farm Community Association

Wolverhampton Wheelers Cycling Club

 

2017:

Access to Business (A2B)

Ashmore Park Community Association

Bilston Town Community Football Club

Coventry Muslim Forum

European’s Welfare Association CIC

Fastaid Black Country

Hope Community Project

Interfaith Wolverhampton

Jai Jashn Dance

Savers

The Glebe Centre

The Haven Wolverhampton

 White House Cancer Support

2016:

Aspiring Future CIC, Wolverhampton  www.aspiring-futures.co.uk

Carriers of Hope, Coventry  www.carriersofhope.org.uk

Coffee Tots, Coventry  www.coffeetots.co.uk

Coventry City Centre Poppy Appeal

Ekta Unity Group, Coventry  www.ekta-unity.org

FastAid, Solihull  www.fastaid.org.uk

Good Shepherd Ministry, Wolverhampton  www.gsmwolverhampton.org.uk

Holford Drive Community Sports Hub, Birmingham

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Solihull  www.madhatterscharity.com

Masjid E Zeenat Ul Islam, Coventry  www.masjidzeenatulislam.org

Narthex Sparkhill, Birmingham   www.narthex.org.uk

Positive Images Festival, Coventry  www.positiveimagesfestival.co.uk

Radio Plus 101.5 FM, Coventry  www.radioplus.org.uk

Sikh Union Coventry  www.sikhunion.org

Solihull Branch of Parkinson’s UK  www.solihullparkinsons.org.uk

The Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association  www.penmuseum.org.uk

The Erdington Asian Women’s Society, Birmingham

The Knowle Society, Solihull   www.knowlesociety.org.uk

The What Centre, Dudley  www.thewhatcentre.com

Wolverhampton & Bilston Athletics Club  www.wolvesandbilstonac.co.uk

2015:

237th Birmingham (1st Castle Bromwich) Scout Group, Solihull

Apni Zaroorat Community Network (AZCN), Dudley

Black Country Food Bank, Dudley

Coventry & District Samaritans

Dudley Asian Women’s Network (DAWN)

Happy Hours, Dudley

Rowheath Pavilion, Birmingham

Sant Nirankari Mission, Walsall

Solihull Cancer Support Group

The Feast, Birmingham

Wednesbury Celebrates, Walsall

2014:

The 64th Birmingham Scout Group, Birmingham

Coventry City Mission, Coventry

Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Coventry

Heath Town Senior Citizen’s Welfare Project, Wolverhampton

Hope Centre, Block 11, Andrew Road, Dudley

LGBT Network, 4 Salop St, Wolverhampton

New Heights Warren Farm Community Project, Birmingham

Phoenix Swimming Club for Disabled People, Coventry

Power Pleas Trust, Wolverhampton

Service User Involvement Team, Wolverhampton

Troop Aid, Solihull

2013:

Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Volunteer Service

www.bwnft.nhs.uk/jobs-and-volunteering/volunteering-for-us

Side by Side Theatre Company, Dudley  www.sbstcs.org

South Staffordshire Narrowboats, Wolverhampton  www.ernestthomas.co.uk