About Points of Light

Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. Every week day the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award.

First established by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, over 5,000 US Points of Light have been recognised in the USA. UK Points of Light was developed in partnership with the US programme and launched in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street in April 2014.

Since then hundreds of people have been named Points of Light by the Prime Minister, highlighting an enormous array of innovative and inspirational volunteering across the length and breadth of Britain.

Doing everything from tackling knife crime, to supporting families of dementia patients, our UK Points of Light are fundraising, awareness raising, problem solving heroes who all had an idea they decided to make a reality. Their actions have changed lives and their stories are can inspire thousands more to get involved or start their own initiatives.

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Excited PM @David_Cameron has launched UK #pointsoflight. I join him in saluting Britain's volunteers who lift lives.
Great to see @Number10gov launch UK #PointsOfLight - an exciting partnership recognizing outstanding sevice on both sides of the pond. -bo

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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