This award celebrates the outstanding work of volunteer groups across the UK.  Groups do not have to be a registered charity and any volunteer-led organisation with three or more volunteers can be nominated.

The Lord-Lieutenant has been delighted to see so many voluntary groups in the county being awarded the highly prestigious King’s Award for Voluntary Service.  The award is the equivalent of an MBE and the highest award given to local voluntary groups in the UK, giving Royal recognition to the work done by volunteers.  It not only helps raise the profile of the winning groups and acknowledges their work, but also helps them achieve funding, and she would like to support even more organisations across Shropshire win this award.

The Shropshire Lieutenancy will be holding 3 briefing sessions which will explain the award and the nomination process:

Tuesday 11 June 2024 – 2.30 – 3.30 pm

The Town Hall, 28-32 High Street, Wem SY4 5DG

Monday 17 June 2024 – 11am – 12.00 pm

The Council Chamber, Telford & Wrekin Council, Southwater One, Southwater Way, Telford TF3 4JG

Tuesday 25 June 2024 – 7 – 8pm by zoom

We recommend attendance in person at one of the workshops in Wem or Telford as this gives the opportunity for members of the Shropshire KAVS panel to look in more detail at the individual group’s eligibility.  We have also added an evening zoom session.

For further information and/or to book a place please email Shelley Davies –

Information can also be found on the KAVS website: