Honours nominations

Honours are awarded twice a year to people from all walks of life who have demonstrated outstanding service to the community, on The King's official Birthday in November and at the New Year.

Anybody can nominate an individual for a UK honour through the "open access" system. However, we would advise against nominating a family member. It is much better for the nomination to be submitted from an unrelated individual. 

The nomination procedure is confidential i.e., the person you are nominating must not know that they are being or have been nominated. This doesn't mean however that you can't get others to help you with the nomination. 

There is no deadline for the receipt of completed nomination forms, although it should be borne in mind that nominations may take up to 18 months to be processed. If you are thinking of making a nomination, please take the time to read the advice from the Cabinet Office so that you can present your nomination in the best possible way.

Although the Lord-Lieutenant does not nominate, a local Deputy Lieutenant may be able to give you advice prior to submitting your nomination. If you would like to talk to a Deputy Lieutenant please contact the Lord-Lieutenant's office who will be happy to make the connections.

Assistant Clerk to the Lieutenancy

Cumbria Lieutenancy Office

107-117 Botchergate





Telephone: 01228 221722