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The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

Celebrating Selfless Dedication

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It is  equivalent to an MBE for volunteer groups.  His Majesty King Charles III wishes to continue The Queen’s Legacy and recognise the significant contributions of volunteers each year across the United Kingdom hence the award is now known as The King’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community.

Nominations open in June and will close in September,  The Award recognises the vital role played by the hundreds of thousands of unacknowledged heroes of the voluntary and community world and emphasises the importance of continuing recognition of their work. The Award covers groups operating in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

The Awards Office send nominations to Lieutenancy offices in October for local assessment, before the Awards Office judge each nomination. The awards will be announced annually on 14th November. This date was chosen, as it is His Majesty The King’s birthday.  The Lord-Lieutenant presents the awards on behalf of His Majesty.

 Find out more about putting forward a nomination for a local group to receive The King’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The Lord-Lieutenant has been personally delighted to see so many organisations in Shropshire being rewarded for their selfless dedication, and hopes to support many more in being successfully recognised with a top-level award.

King’s Award for Voluntary Service


The Cavalier Centre

Church and Chetwynd Aston Village Hall

Clun Valley Good Neighbours Scheme

Home-Start Telford and Wrekin

Shropshire Child Contact Centres

Ludlow Cancer Support Group

South Shropshire Engineering Ambassadors

Telford Crisis Support


Previous winners of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in Shropshire are:


East Shropshire Talking Newspaper,  (ESTN)

Parents Opening Doors  (PODS) 

Shropshire Rural Support (SRS)

West Mercia Search and Rescue (WMSAR)



Shrewsbury Drapers Company

Shrewsbury Food Hub

Bright Star Boxing Academy

The Red House Community Centre (run by Albrighton  Village Hall’s Trust)



CEDAR Education CIC

Foodbank Plus

Friends of Telford Town Park

Newport & District Agricultural Society

Shrewsbury Ark


Forge Urban Revival

Shropshire War Memorial Association

GOAL (Getting Older Adults onLine)


Knockin & Kinnerley Cricket Club

Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes

The British Police Symphony Orchestra

Church Stretton Good Neighbours Care Group

Shrewsbury Street Pastors

The Friendly Transport Service (Shropshire)

Churchyard Task Team (CTT)


Severn Valley Supporters Group

Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers

Telford and Wrekin Parkinson Support Group

Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust

Telford Tree of Light

Tibberton Community Shop


The Burwarton and District Agricultural Society

Stretton Focus

Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum

Telford and Wrekin Young Carers


Friends of Apley Woods

The League of Friends to the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

The Shropshire Horticultural Society


Festival Drayton Centre

Wellington Cottage Care Trust

Severn Hospice


The Much Wenlock Festival


Wem Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Stage Door


The Project Group, Oswestry


Telford Police Cadets 

Shropshire Aphasic Society 


Club 2000 

Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest Committee 


Listen and Care

The Lyneal Trust

The Wenlock Olympians


Newport Cottage Care Centre Trust

St. George’s Recreation Ground and Public Hall

Donnington Wood Community Café 


The Cricket Federation For People with Disabilities 

Ludlow Marches Skill-building Project 

Longmynd Adventure Camp 

Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 


No Panic 


Shifnal Millennium Sensory Garden Committee

OSCA (Oswestry and Shropshire Citizen Advocacy)