Grassington Hub was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in June 2020, but due to the pandemic the presentation of the award was delayed.
On 1st June 2021 we finally received the award. Carol Headley a long-time volunteer and current trustee of Grassington Hub received the award on behalf of the Hub, from the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Jo Ropner at an informal ceremony in the Hub courtyard.
Mr Giles Bowring, Deputy Lieutenant made a short speech in which he described the Hub as “an exceptional example of a community led voluntary group with its eye firmly on continuing to improve its activities and which seeks to be the ‘go to’ partner for other voluntary and public sector organisations.”
The Queen’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 the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.