The King’s Award for Voluntary Service runs in annual cycles, starting with nominations in June each year, local and national assessments between December and May, and the announcement of Awardees in November. Learn more about the timeline and meet some of the assessors below:
Timeline overview of the Awards process
|1 June 2023||New nomination period opens for 2024 awards.|
|15 September 2023||Nomination period closes.|
|September 2023||Eligibility of submitted nominations is checked.|
|December 2023 – March 2024||Local Lieutenancies conduct due diligence and visit eligible groups.|
|March 2024 – May 2024||National Assessors consider recommended groups and decide on a shortlist.|
|June 2024||Royal approval of shortlisted groups.|
|14 November 2024||Awards officially announced on His Majesty’s The King’s Birthday, in The Gazette, GOV.UK and on the KAVS website.|
|November 2024 – March 2025||Lord-Lieutenants present Awards to the successful groups.|
|May 2025||Two representatives from the awarded groups attend a Royal Garden Party.|
Meet the National Assessment Committee
The KAVS National Assessors have a key role in the awards process as they make the final decision on which groups should be recommended to His Majesty The King to receive an award.
You can read more about some of them below.