The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service runs in annual cycles, starting with nominations in April each year, then due diligence and assessment between September, and announcements of awardees in June. Learn more about the timeline and meet some of the assessors below.
Timeline overview of the Awards process
|1 April 2021||New nomination period opens for 2022 awards.|
|15 September 2021||Nomination period closes.|
|September 2021||Eligibility of submitted nominations is checked.|
|October 2021 – January 2022||Local Lieutenancies conduct due diligence and visit eligible groups.|
|February – mid March 2022||National Assessors consider recommended groups and decide on a shortlist.|
|April 2022||Royal approval of shortlisted groups.|
|2 June 2022||Awards officially announced in The Gazette, GOV.UK and on the QAVS website.|
|June – September 2022||Lord-Lieutenants present Awards to the successful groups (usually at their premises).|
|May 2023||Two representatives from the awarded groups attend a Royal Garden Party.|
Meet the National Assessment Committee
The QAVS National Assessors have a key role in the awards process as they make the final decision on which groups should be recommended to Her Majesty The Queen to receive an award.
You can read more about some of them below.