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 11th September 2020 to make sure your nominated group is considered for the 2021 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:

2021:

Allen’s Cross Community Centre Garden

Website : www.allenscrosscommunity.co.uk

Big Venture Centre (BVC)

Black Country Radio

Website : www.blackcountryradio.co.uk

Employability UK

Website : www.employabilityuk.org

Improving the lives of children and young people of Nechells, Birmingham

Friends & Residents of Buffery Park

Website : www.bufferyparkonline.co.uk

Kingstanding Regeneration Trust

Website : www.krtbirmingham.co.uk

Melody Music

Website : www.melodymusic.org.uk

The Friends of Bantock House

The People’s Orchestra

Website : www.thepeoplesorchestra.com

TLC College

Website : www.tlccollege.org.uk

Voluntary Action Group at Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple

Website : www.www.ventakeswara.org.uk

Wednesfield in Bloom

List of winners:

2020:

Acacia Family Supportwww.acacia.org.uk 
Birch Thompson Memorial Fundwww.gelliwig.org.uk
Black Country Touringwww.bctouring.co.uk
Childrens Boot fund 
Discover Uwww.discoveru2015.org
Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust Volunteerswww.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk
Dudley Voices for Choice (DVC)www.dudleyvoicesforchoice.org.uk
EnV Coventry CIC – Coventry Ambassador Programmewww.env.uk.com
Fox Hollies Community Association C.I.O. 
Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwickwww.gngsmethwick.com 
Handsworth Helping Hands 
Ladywood Community and Health Centre 
Martineau Gardenswww.martineau-gardens.org.uk
Soho Road Business Improvement District CICwww.sohobid.uk 
Solihull Borough Talking Newspaper Association (SBTNA)www.sbtna.weebly.com 
St John’s Church Preservation Group 
Stratton Street Methodist Church Community Centre (SSMCC)
The Connect Project / Top Church Trainingwww.theconnectproject.net
Walsall Link Line 

 

List of winners:

2019:

Gatis Community Spacewww.gatiscommunityspace.co.uk
Alta Sports Club for the Disabled
Foleshill Fire Cadets
free@lastwww.freeatlast.st
GRO-ORGANIC CICwww.gro-organic.co.uk
Low Hill Community Associationwww.lowhillhub.com
Mindful Gifts CICwww.mindfulgifts.co.uk
Moor Pool Heritage Trustwww.moorpoolhall.org.uk
Stourbridge and District Youth Football Leaguewww.sdyfl.org
Stroke Support West Midlandswww.strokesupportwestmidlands.org.uk
Suited for Successwww.suitedforsuccess.co.uk
Coffin Works’ Museum Volunteerswww.coffinworks.org
The Mary Stevens Hospicewww.marystevenshospice.co.uk
Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Care and Social Activity Centrewww.sicklecellcare.net
Yemeni Community Associationwww.yca-sandwell.org.uk
Zone C of Lions Clubs International 105Mwww.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