The Queen has made a donation to Age UK Norfolk from the Privy Purse Charitable Trust.
The charity will use the money to support older people in the county at a time when the population of Norfolk is increasingly ageing and the need for its services is growing.
Hilary MacDonald, Age UK Norfolk chief executive, said: "We are thrilled that once again the services that Age UK Norfolk provides throughout the county to support older people has received such recognition.
A scheme which offers cookery lessons to men over 55 has been so popular it is to be extended.
Kitchen Kings helps men who may not have previously spent any time cooking, but are now taking an interest in food.
The course was started earlier this year by Age UK Norfolk and The Joy Of Food. They wanted to help men who may have become carers for their partners or who were widowers and now needed to be useful in the kitchen.
To find out more or to sign up for the course contact Maddie Handsley on 01603 785252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org