The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2024  King’s Award for Voluntary Service  (KAVS) is fast approaching .

The award is the highest given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities . Created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee and previously known as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the Award has been shining a light on the fantastic work of voluntary groups from all across the UK for many years.

Equivalent to an MBE, KAVS is the highest Award given to local voluntary groups in the UK, and they are awarded for life.

Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire , Lady Haughey CBE  wishes to see  groups in Lanarkshire   recognised “ I am very much aware of the many groups in the County where so many volunteers give freely of their talents and time for the benefit of others . I would encourage anyone who is aware of a group providing exceptional social, economic or environmental service in their area to consider nominating them for an award .”

Further  details of the awards scheme and the nomination process are available from the KAVS website at . Nominations for the 2024  awards require to be submitted online by  15th September 2023.





Posted by Gavin Whitefield