Local government honours

Information and guidance on how to make an honours nomination.

Writing and submitting a nomination

You can make an honours nomination at any time. 

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are especially interested in people who are working or volunteering in their local communities to further their community’s ambitions. They could be using Community Rights, working with the homeless or in housing more widely, or supporting community integration and interfaith work or they could be working as an official in local government over an extended period to achieve the council’s local ambitions who have achieved success above and beyond their recognised role.

To make a nomination, please complete the Honours citation form and return it to honours@communities.gsi.gov.uk with at least two letters of support. Guidance on how to complete the form and who to approach for letters of support can be found listed in the 'key documents' below.

Honours workshops

MHCLG are running workshops this year to enable you to get the best from the Honours System. They will cover the background of Honours, an overview of the process and how to draft a citation. All the workshops are being held in 2 Marsham Street, London.

Dates available are:

  • 17 August - 10.00-13.30
  • 29 August  - 13.30-17.00
  • 31 August – 10.00-13.30
  • 3 September – 10.00-13.30
  • 5 September – 13.30-17.00

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, please book a place here

Please feel free to contact Jennifer Ryan if you need any help or further information about Honours or would like to discuss the possibility of a workshop in your area.

Jennifer Ryan
Honours Secretary | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport | 2nd Floor | NE Quadrant | Fry Building | 2 Marsham Street | London | SW1P 4DF  t: 0303 44 41467 | e: Jennifer.Ryan@communities.gsi.gov.uk

Key documents


Please note the deadline for the next round of nominations is 14 September 2018.