Lieutenancy of South Yorkshire

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

This is an annual award made to recognise and reward excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community.

The award, announced in 2002 as part of The Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations, was originally known as The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award.

It is given for outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping others in the community, improving the quality of life and opportunity for others, and providing an outstanding service.

Groups must be nominated by, for example, beneficiaries of their work, members of the public, representatives of public bodies, or other voluntary groups. Nominations are assessed by a regional committee, before being passed to a national committee for final selection and recommendation to The Queen.

Details of winners are announced annually on 2 June (the anniversary of The Queen's Coronation).

Winning groups receive a certificate signed by The Queen and a commemorative piece of crystal for display at the group's main place of operation. The Awards are presented on behalf of The Queen by the local Lord-Lieutenant or Lieutenant-Governor.

Many different types of organisations have won the award since it was launched, including groups working to improve the local environment, running community centres, managing play schemes, and supporting families.

Further information is available from:

OCSI Honours and Awards Team 
Cabinet Office
Desk Bank 12, 4th Floor, Blue Zone, 
1 Horse Guards Road, 
London SW1A 2HQ  

You can also visit the Award website for information or a nomination form.

The Duke of York's Community Initiative

This is a Royal Award presented to community projects based in Yorkshire.

The schemes need to be owned, developed and led by the people they serve, be of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others.

Individual awards are also given in recognition of exceptional leadership skills.

You can read more about the award and how to nominate a project on The Duke of York's Community Initiative website.

Award winners

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Organisation Year of award
Rossington Hall Riding for the Disabled 2019
Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA) 2019
The volunteers of St. Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield 2019
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve Volunteers 2018
Shiloh (Rotherham) 2018
Silkstone CARE group 2018 
Barnsley Youth Choir 2017
Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC) 2017
Whirlow Hall Farm Trust volunteers 2013
Norfolk Park Visitor Centre 2013
Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice 2012
Friends of Sandall Park (Doncaster) 2011
Safe@Last 2009
Greystones Community Voluntary Action Group (Rotherham) 2008
Dearne Valley Kids 2007
Sheffield Association for People with Cerebral Palsy 2007
Stannington Community Group 2006
Friends of Wombwell Cemetery 2006
Young Leaders in the Community (Sheffield) 2005
St. Wilfred’s Day Centre, Sheffield 2004

The Duke of York's Community Initiative

Organisation Year of award
4SLC, Sheffield 2018
Beacon South Yorkshire, Barnsley 2018
Doncaster Conversation Club 2018
Endeavour, Wentworth 2018
Friends of Wardsend Cemetery, Sheffield 2018
Grimm & Co, Sheffield 2018
Hoyland Community Choir, Barnsley 2018
NAS Rotherham Branch 2018
Rotherham MCVC 2018
Rotherham Wah Hong Chinese Association 2018
Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care 2018
Silkstone Luncheon Club, Barnsley 2018
Stocksbridge Walkers are Welcome 2018
SWWOP, Sheffield 2018
The Cathedral Archer Project, Sheffield 2018
The Suit Works, Wentworth 2018
Therapies for Anxiety, Depression and Stress (TADS), Barnsley 2018
Valley Recreational Activity Community Project, Stocksbridge 2018
Wentworth Castle Volunteers Association, Barnsley 2018
The High Street Centre Ltd, Rotherham 2016
Rotherham Hospice 2016
Friends of Ulley Country Park, Rotherham 2016
The Rotary Club of Rotherham Sitwell 2016
HOPE, Sheffield 2016
Voluntary Action Rotherham 2016
Don Catchment Rivers Trust, Doncaster 2016
Grey Matter in Todwick, Rotherham 2016
Sharrow Community Forum 2016
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust 2016
The Inspiring Youth Scheme - SY Police, Sheffield 2016
iTrust, Barnsley 2015
Conisbrough Community Association Limited, Doncaster 2015 
Sara's Flowers and Teas, Barnsley 2015
Artistic Spectrum, Thorne 2015
Doncaster New Directions 2015
Concord Youth Music, Sheffield 2014
Action Housing and Support – Hope Project 2014
Peregrin Way TARA, Sheffield 2014
Edlington Community Organisation, Doncaster 2014
Aspergers Youth Club, Doncaster 2014
Harley Village Partnership, Rotherham 2014
Worsbrough Common Community Association, Barnsley 2014
Friends of Sandall Park, Doncaster 2013
Sparkles, Barnsley 2013
The Friends of Martinwells Lake, Doncaster 2013
The Hope Centre Thurnscoe Ltd, Rotherham 2012
Lane End Farm Trust, Hope Valley 2012
Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre (South Yorkshire) Ltd, Rotherham 2012
Plus Me Positive About Change Barnsley 2012
Lighthouse Homes, Rotherham 2012
The Terminus Initiative, Sheffield 2012
Ellesmere Children’s Centre, Sheffield 2012
Sheffield Steelers Wheelchair Basketball Club 2012
The Wombwell and District Amateur Operatic Society, Barnsley 2011
Crookstone Adventure Trust, Rotherham 2011
Sheffield Volunteering 2011
Friends of Locke Park, Barnsley 2011
Action for Stannington, Sheffield 2011
North Sheffield Federation for the  Disabled Self-Help Group 2010
Entour, Conisbrough 2010
Friends of Minney Moor 2010
Rotary Club of Doncaster St Leger 2010

The Duke of York's Community Initiative Awards

HM Lord-Lieutenant presenting the Duke of York's Community Initiative Awards in April 2016