The King's Award for Voluntary Service

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

Every day, millions of people across the UK are making a difference by volunteering. Each year, outstanding examples of this work are celebrated through the King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS).

Created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee and previously known as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the Award has been shining a light on the fantastic work of voluntary groups from all across the UK for many years.

Equivalent to an MBE, KAVS is the highest Award given to local voluntary groups in the UK, and it is awarded for life.

The nomination window for the 2025 round will open on 1 September 2024 and close on 1 December 2024. Further details can be found at

The KAVS Winners for 2023

Mid-Cheshire Foodbank

The QAVS Winners for 2022

Alsager Community Support

South Cheshire Amateur Boxing Club

The QAVS Winners for 2020

AIR (Activity in Retirement), Macclesfield

Overwater Wheelyboat Services, Audlem

OPAL Services, (Rural West Cheshire)

Vale Royal Talking Newspaper

The QAVS Winners for 2019

Earlams Styal Village Community Store, Café and Gallery

ELLA Together

Frodsham Community Association

Knutsford Hosts

Merseyside & Cheshire Bloodbikes

Recent winners in Cheshire include:


Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group of Runcorn

Cheshire Search & Rescue (CSAR) based in Winsford

Knutsford Heritage Centre

Reach Out and Recover (ROAR) of Macclesfield

Space4Autism of Macclesfield


Just Drop-In Youth Info & Advice, Macclesfield

Seahorse Swimming Club, Crewe

The Neuromuscular Centre, Winsford

Onside Warrington Youth Club


East Cheshire Hospice Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Scheme      

Nantwich Agricultural Society


Chelford Tenants & Residents’ Association

CRE8 (Macclesfield)

Northern Lights Children’s Charity (Neston)


The winners of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2014 have been announced and include two Groups from Cheshire.

Fairfield & Howley Neighbourhood Project (Warrington)

The Wednesday Disco Team (Widnes).


The Welcome Cafe in Knutsford

DIAL House in Chester

Volunteers at the Anson Engineering Museum in Poynton


Mersey Weaver District Scout Council

Dee Sign Choir of Chester and

Chester Adult PHAB Social Club


Live! (Chester)

Windmill Hill Community Association (Runcorn)

Cheshire County Show Volunteers

Bridgend Centre (Bollington)

St. Luke’s Hospice Volunteers (Winsford)

St John Ambulance Cheshire Young Carers Volunteers (Ellesmere Port)