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) is especially interested in people who are working or volunteering in their local communities to further their community’s ambitions.

To make a nomination, please complete the honours citation form and return it to Honours.DCLGandDfT@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 in the list of key documents below.

Key documents


Please note that the deadline for the next round of nominations is 19 March 2018.

Honours workshops

MHCLG is 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. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Dates available are:

  • 15 February - 1.30pm – 4pm
  • 22 February - 1.30pm – 4pm
  • 27 February - 1.30pm – 4pm
  • 5 March - 10am – 12.30pm
  • 8 March - 1.30pm – 4pm

To book a place or discuss the possibility of a workshop in your area, please contact Jennifer Ryan, Honours Secretary at MHCLG and the Department for Transport if you would like to book a place: jennifer.ryan@communities.gsi.gov.uk or 0303 444 1467


If you would like help or advice for drafting citations please email jennifer.ryan@communities.gsi.gov.uk or call 0303 444 1467.