The VAL Awards

Celebrating the fantastic contribution volunteers, charities and community groups make in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. It’s time for us to celebrate the truly amazing inspirational leaders, unsung heroes and those that have gone above and beyond.

We are honoured to have the generous support from Market Harborough Building Society and would like to thank them for being our Headline Sponsor for The VAL Awards 2023.

This awards night is the only local event to recognise the achievements of the voluntary sector. This is a great opportunity for local businesses to show how invested they are in their local communities.


If you’d like to support the VAL Awards in 2024, or if you want to support VAL in any other way, please do get in touch with us via email on: valawards@valonline.org.uk

View the winner’s from The VAL Awards 2023 here:

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The VAL Awards 2023

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The VAL Awards 2022

We are honoured to have been sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals Limited and would especially like to thank them for being our Headline Sponsor for The VAL Awards 2022 and The VAL Awards 2019.

In 2019 we set ourselves a huge challenge – we had just two months to set up an awards night to celebrate charities and exceptional individuals across Leicester and Leicestershire. We prepared to launch the 2020 awards only to be thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic and society locking down. In this time of uncertainty, it was vital that VAL was able to help and support the most vulnerable, so we decided to postpone the awards.

Over the past two years, we have had to adapt to new ways of working and accept the challenges this brings. Due to the exceptional operating circumstances many of our local voluntary sector have faced alongside their service users and communities, VAL feels it is critical to honour the selfless work and dedication to others.With the help from our sponsors and our headline sponsor, this was indeed a night to remember and celebrate all the amazing people and groups that support our local communities.


View the winner’s from The VAL Awards 2022 here:

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View The VAL Awards 2022 highlights video here

The Voluntary Awards for Leicester & Leicestershire (VALL) 2019

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KEVAN LILES MBE HONOURED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Leicester and Leicestershire’s ‘Community Champions’ were celebrated (Friday 10 November) at the auspicious, annual VAL Awards 2023 in Leicester. The prestigious awards was proudly supported by Market Harborough Building Society as headline sponsor and honours the remarkable individuals and organisations that tirelessly contribute to our local communities.

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Finalists announced for The VAL Awards 2023

We are thrilled, to announce the finalists of the VAL Awards 2023. The prestigious awards is proudly supported by Market Harborough Building Society as headline sponsor and honours the remarkable individuals and organisations that tirelessly contribute to our local communities.

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The VAL Awards

The Awards recognises and rewards the work carried out within the Voluntary sector over the past 18 months and is hugely valued and needed.
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Finalists announced for The VAL Awards 2022

The awards, which have been created by Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, will celebrate the ‘real world heroes of the pandemic’ in Leicestershire and Rutland, taking place on Friday 16th September.

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‘Real World Heroes’ Celebrated at Inspiring Charity Sector VAL Awards 2022.

The annual VAL Awards 2022 acknowledged and celebrated the ‘real heroes of the Pandemic’, an inspiring evening in Leicester.

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Finalists announced for Voluntary Awards for Leicester and Leicestershire 2019

We're thrilled to finally announce the finalists for our Voluntary Awards for Leicester and Leicestershire (VALLs), taking place on Tuesday 5 November.

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Stars of the local voluntary sector celebrated at inaugural Voluntary Awards for Leicester and Leicestershire 2019

On 5 November we were proud to host our first annual Voluntary Awards for Leicester and Leicestershire (VALLs) to celebrate the positive impact volunteers and charities have on our local community in 2019.

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