It’s always lovely to receive recognition; rewarding achievement through the honours system

Do you know anyone who has gone the extra mile in delivering outstanding quality in your charity or community?

Did you know that anyone can nominate anyone for an honour (except themselves!)?  

Maybe If you work with remarkable colleagues or volunteers who you think deserve to have their exceptional contributions acknowledged, join our session to find out what to do  
People get honours for achievements like making a difference to their community or field of work, long-term voluntary service and for improving life for people less able to help themselves.  


Nominate someone for an honour or award: Overview – GOV.UK (

This session will guide you through the honours system including how to nominate a colleague, friend or someone else you know.  It’s a great way to recognise people who’ve really changed things for the better and the Home Office is keen to ensure that our charity partners have the best chance of success with the nominations they submit.  

As well as explaining the internal workings of honours committees and how decisions are made, we will also provide advice on how to demonstrate the outstanding quality of the person you are nominating, with hints and tips based on the experience of the Home Office Honours Team including:

  • How to structure the nomination; 
  • What you should have in, and what to leave out; 
  • Getting to grips with the official citation form

You can only nominate an individual for an honour.  To nominate a volunteer group or team, try the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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