Local government honours

Information and guidance on how to make an honours nomination. You can make an honours nomination at any time.

Writing and submitting a nomination

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is especially interested in people who are working or volunteering in any aspect of the work we do. This could include - but isn’t limited to - people who work in their local communities to further their community’s ambitions. They could be using Community Rights, helping with the Troubled Families Programme, working with the homeless or in housing more widely, or supporting community integration and interfaith work. They could be working as an official in local government over an extended period to achieve the council’s local ambitions.

To make a nomination, please complete the Honours citation form and return it to honours@communities.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
  • how to draft a citation.

All the workshops are being held in London.

Dates available are:

  • 18 February
  • 21 February
  • 25 February
  • 1 March.

Book a place here.

If you would like to arrange bespoke training for your organisation or in your area, please contact:

Jennifer Ryan, Honours Team,
MHCLG, 2nd Floor, NE Quadrant, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
Telephone: 0303 44 41467
Email: Jennifer.Ryan@communities.gov.uk

Key documents


Please note the deadline for the next round of nominations is
 18 March 2019.