Awards

DAVSS quality of service has been recognised in winning or being short-listed for a number of awards. This includes:

  1. Kent Charity Awards 2021 – Kent Volunteer of the Year (Business Support & Fundraising Volunteer)
  2. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2019
  3. Sevenoaks District Council Community and Voluntary Awards ‘Charity Project of the Year’ Finalist Support to Court Project 2019
  4. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council ‘Love Where We Live Awards’ Best Group Runner Up 2018
  5. Sevenoaks District Council ‘Making it Happen Award’ Charity Project of the Year (Freedom Programme) 2017
  6. Sevenoaks District Council ‘Making it Happen Award’ Individual Community Champion (awarded to a volunteer) 2017
  7. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council ‘Love Where We Live Awards’ Charity of the Year Finalist 2017
  8. M & S Tonbridge Charity of the Year 2017
  9. Sevenoaks District Council Making it Happen awards Certificate of Achievement Sian West 2016
  10. Sevenoaks District Council Making it Happen awards Highly commended in Community Safety Category 2016
  11. Courier Heart of the Community winner 2016
  12. South East Regional Champion (Sue Ashford) Halifax Giving Extra Awards 2016
  13. Tunbridge Wells ‘Love Where we live Awards’ Charity of the Year 2015
  14. Sevenoaks District Council Charity of the Year 2015
  15. Tunbridge Wells ‘Love Where We Live’ Awards 2014: winner, Safer Communities category: one of 3 finalists in the Charity of the Year category and overall winner, Love Where We Live Award.
  16. AXA Charity of the Year 2013
  17. Courier Heart of the Community 2013: DAVSS was one of three finalists (out of around 200 nominations) in the Community category. Courier Heart of the Community 2014: successful in making the short-list
  18. Tunbridge Wells ‘Love Where We Live’ Awards 2013: one of the final 3 in both the Safer Communities and the Charity of the Year categories (over 200 nominations for the 8 categories).
  19. Kent Housing Group Excellence Awards July 2013: highly commended in the category of excellence in partnership working (voluntary sector)
  20. North Kent Crime Prevention Panel Community Safety Award June 2013: Award Winner: Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services in recognition of outstanding efforts on enhancing community safety and reducing domestic abuse in North West Kent