Letters of Support for a Nomination

  • Identify who can assist and request specific information.
  • Letters that say how pleasant or deserving the candidate is are of little value.
  • Consider:
    • A senior person from your candidate’s organisation or community.
    • High profile members of the community: MPs; Councillors.
    • Someone who regularly works with your candidate.

Ask for letters that:

  • Confirm that the person is doing what they are being nominated for;
  • Confirm that an Honour would be supported by the community;
  • Include significant, recent achievements;
  • Describe the impact that the person has had; for impact, consider what wouldn’t exist or happen without your candidate’s input.