Rewarding achievement through the Honours system

3 January 2023

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!)?

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.

If you work with remarkable colleagues or volunteers who you think deserve to have their exceptional contributions acknowledged, join the Home Office’s Honours team’s session on Microsoft Teams: ‘How to nominate someone for an honour or award‘ on Tuesday 7 February (10.30am – 12 noon) to find out what to do.

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 their 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, the Honours team 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.

Information on how to nominate someone for an honour or award can be found here.

Join the session on 7 February on Microsoft Teams here.