Congratulations to the following voluntary groups from East Sussex have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
- Brighton & Hove Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme
- De Etchingham Community Interest Company (CIC)
- Friends of Sussex Hospices
- Pett Older People’s Project
- The Conservators of Ashdown Forest
They are one of 193 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The number of awards given to groups this year is slightly higher than last year, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to tackle community challenges.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities. The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
Each group will receive the award from the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex later this summer.
More information on the winners can be found at the London Gazette https://www.thegazette.co.uk/
Do you know of a volunteer group that devotes it’s time to helping others in your local area and deserves a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service?
Any group of two or more people that has participated in voluntary work for more than three years can be nominated for the award. Full details on how to nominate are available at http://qavs.direct.gov.uk/
Nominations for the 2017 awards close on 16 September 2016 and should be made online via https://www.gov.uk/queens-award-for-voluntary-service/overview