King’s Award for Voluntary Service Winners 2023

Twenty three Greater Manchester voluntary groups have been honoured with a King’s Award for Voluntary Service. Commonly known as the MBE for volunteer groups, it is the highest award a group can receive in the UK.

The King's Award for Voluntary Service Logo

They are part of a group of 262 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive this prestigious award this year across the UK. The number of nominations remains high year on year, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving. Greater Manchester has received the most awards of any County in the UK for the 6th year running, which shows how committed and full of innovative ideas our volunteers are, making life better for those around them.

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. The Greater Manchester award winners are a wonderfully diverse group and will receive their award in the New Year from The Lord-Lieutenant.

A list of Greater Manchester winners is here:

BCOM Funeral Service
Create Bolton

Bury LGBTQ+ Forum
Bury People First
Supporting Sisters

Feed My City
Friends of Didsbury Park
NEPHRA Good Neighbours
Olympias Music Foundation

Aspire 2 Inspire Communities CIC
Jolly Josh


Caritas Diocese of Salford
Princes Park Garden Centre
Women with Wings CIC

Finding Rainbows
LEAP Children, Families & Communities

Special Educational Needs Family Support Group
Trafford Veterans

Bridgers Community Group
CIC Kildare Grange Social Dancing Section
Place 2 Place Football Club
The One House Aspull
Wigan Youth Zone