BYO is overjoyed to announce that we have been awarded The King’s Award for
Voluntary Service 2023. Equivalent to an MBE, KAVS is the highest Award given to local
voluntary groups in the UK, and they are awarded for life.

BYO is a community rooted charity set up 41 years ago (1982), with the core mission to
improve the education, skills, employment, health and recreation outcomes for local
community. We are currently open 7 days a week, delivering range of frontline activities and
services for children, young people, women & girls and senior residents – only possible with
the unwavering support from the local community and volunteers.

Faz Haq – BYO founding member was delighted and said, ‘very proud of all our volunteers
for their dedication and hard work …… a tremendous achievement and huge thank you to
you all’

Mohammed Joynal – BYO Centre Manager said, ‘this is a proud moment for BYO and
Bradford, we are deeply honoured…… this is a recognition of all the hard work BYO and our
volunteers do for the community and this award will inspire them to continue with renewed
enthusiasm. Our success is down to these selfless volunteers and wonderful community we

We are very grateful to all our partners, funders and supporters who have put their
trust and confidence in us and look forward to continuing this journey.

Read more here….
Winners of the first King’s Award for Voluntary Service announced – GOV.UK (
Awardees – The King’s Award for Voluntary Service (
The King’s Award for Voluntary Service – official website (