A  special award has been introduced  this year in addition to The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee.  As with the Diamond Jubilee, this award will be aimed at national charities rather than the small local volunteer groups recognised by QAVS.   Some key details regarding the award are summarised below :


The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award

To recognise excellent charities working at the national level to empower young people (16-25) and provide them with skills and opportunities, with volunteers playing a key role in delivering this work.

Applications will be submitted directly by national charities during May to mid-June.  ‘National’ could mean either UK-wide or with a reach across the whole of England/Northern Ireland/Scotland/Wales.

17 June:  deadline for applicationsJuly-September:  applications judged and final awardees agreedlate October:   20 awardees announced in The Gazette and other medialate November:  presentation event

Applications will be judged by a panel chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE (QAVS Chair).

Further information on the award is available from –

Posted by Gavin Whitefield