A total of 7 Wolverhampton community groups and organisations beat off competition from out of 13 applications around the West Midlands, to be awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. WVSC and the City Council worked together to support groups to submit their applications.

The Queen’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. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

The following Wolverhampton groups were awarded with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service:
·        Access to Business
·        Ashmore Park Community Association
·        Bilston Town Community Football Club
·        Hope Community Project
·        Interfaith Wolverhampton
·        Jai Jashn Dance
·        The Haven

To be nominated for the Award, an organisation must provide a service that meets a need for people living in the local community, be supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it and be run locally.

Are you interested in applying in 2018?

More details can be found by visiting the website: https://qavs.direct.gov.uk/
We will be running a workshop in the new year where there will be information and support.

For more information please contact Sharon Nanan-Sen via email at, snanan-sen@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk

 

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