THERE are three weeks to go for people to submit their nominations for the 2024 King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS).
The King’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award given to local volunteer groups – aims to recognise outstanding volunteering from across the UK and was created in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation.
Nominations must be made by an independent member of the public with a good knowledge of the group’s work, such as a beneficiary or a long-term supporter.
Previous Worcestershire winners include St. George’s Hall in Bewdley, Roundabout in Evesham, The Monday Night Club, Sight Concern in Worcester, and the Regal in Tenbury Wells.
Deputy Lieutenant, Paul West, KAVS scheme coordinator in Worcestershire, said: “We have so many voluntary organisations in the county, each meeting a particular need and with the vast majority going about their business quietly and unseen in the background.
“This prestigious award is a wonderful way of recognising, celebrating and thanking all those who do so much good by volunteering to help and support others and to enhance the communities in which we live.”
In being granted the award organisations receive Royal recognition, a signed certificate from His Majesty The King, a crystal trophy, invitations to Royal Garden Parties and the right to use the
King’s Award emblem on all of their promotional material and websites.
Nominations can be made until 15th September.
You can email: [email protected] to receive advice on submissions from the office of the Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire.
Visit: https://kavs.dcms.gov.uk/ to submit nominations.
Visit: https://kavs.dcms.gov.uk/make-a-nomination/eligibility/ for eligibility criteria.