Nominations Open for Three Volunteering Awards!

Do you know a volunteer or voluntary group that has gone the extra mile or made a significant difference to your community? Recognise and acknowledge the contribution they make by nominating them for one or maybe all of the following Awards, but act now, deadlines close soon!

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer groups, recognises exceptional contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. Nominations must be made by someone not directly connected with the group, but the groups should be aware of the nomination as they need to provide information to support the application. Over 300 voluntary groups received the Award last year, including two from Norfolk, the Norfolk Schools Sailing Association and The Friends of Langham Dome. Winners get a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal. representatives from the group may also be invited to attend a royal garden party.  Deadline for nominations is 13 September 2019.

The Community at Heart Awards run by Broadland District Council is an opportunity to nominate community heroes in the Broadland area, with categories including Carer of the Year; Community Group of the Y and Volunteer of the Year.  So if you know a community hero you would like to see recognised, nominate them online now.  Winners receive £250 for the community group of their choice. Deadline for nominations is 29 September 2019

BBC Radio Norfolk are also looking for Norfolk’s Volunteers of the Year, with categories including Young Volunteer, Community Volunteer, Health Volunteer and Education Volunteer.  Further info about each category and links to the simple online nominations forms are available on the BBC Radio Norfolk website.  The closing date for nominations is Monday 30 September.