The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to voluntary groups, the equivalent of the MBE, and recognises the outstanding work that groups perform within their communities.

In 2019, 6 Voluntary Groups from North Yorkshire received the Award, these being;

Bedale Riding for the Disabled.

Clapham Community Shop.

Claro Enterprises.

Hambleton Foodshare.

Salturn Beachwatch.

Scuba Diving or All.

A Group’s nomination for an Award, followed by the assessment process has been seen to nourish a group as it is a mark of recognition for their hard work. We are keen to increase the number of Voluntary Groups being put forward for the Award. In order to do this, we need to boost the number of entries for outstanding groups or charities. We would greatly appreciate your help in promoting the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service within your Borough/District.

If you have any nominations or would like further information, please follow the below link.

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

The deadline for nominations for 2020 is 13th September 2019

On behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Jo Ropner regarding the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.