Nominees are considered for an award the year after they’re nominated. For 2020, the nomination deadline was early September 2020 for groups wishing to be considered for the 2021 awards. Applications need to be made on line and further details can be found at www.gov.uk. or click here.
The Lord-Lieutenant is then requested to submit his support for a nomination. The deadline for submission is usually end of January with the announcement of successful applications made in June.
The Lord-Lieutenant will present the voluntary organisation with their award at a ceremony arranged by the organisation. This should not be arranged until at least two months after the announcement is made to enable the award to be received by the Lieutenancy office.
Recently, CAFE (Creative Activities for the Elderly, 2016), DACT (Daventy Area Community Transport, 2017), Fynnius Fogg (2019), The Lowdown (2019) and Sikh Community Centre (2020) received a QAVS.