Charities to be recognised for their vital contributions to Wales over the last two years.
WCVA* press release 04.08.22:
The Welsh Charity Awards aims to highlight the amazing work of charities and other non-profits groups and allow people all over Wales to show their appreciation.
Since the last Welsh Charity Awards in 2019, the voluntary sector has shown just how essential it is to Wales. In the face of multiple crises affecting society, charities and volunteers have pulled together to help people all across Wales, and beyond.
Returning after a two-year absence, people in Wales can now make their nominations for the Welsh Charity Awards and celebrate charities, community groups and voluntary organisations that have gone above and beyond to offer compassion and support as well as vital services.
The Welsh Charity Awards was re-launched today at WCVA’s stand at the National Eisteddfod. Nominations will be open until 20 September 2022.
Previous winners include Blood Bikes Wales who provide a free courier service to the NHS, delivering blood supplies, plasma, human breast milk, documents and other vital items across the whole country. The service is free of charge and operates every day of the year, including bank holidays and Christmas Day.
Nominations can be made by visiting welshcharityawards.cymru.
The deadline for nominations is 20 September 2022.
There are five categories to nominate in:
Volunteer of the year (volunteers aged 26 or over)
This award will go to an individual who stands out by making an extra special contribution to their community or environment through their volunteering.
Young volunteer of the year (volunteers aged 25 or under)
This may be the volunteer who leads and inspires others, or who goes ‘over and above to ‘get things done’.
This award will go to a group or organisation which has used digital in an innovative way to make a huge difference to people’s lives.
Wellbeing in Wales
This award will go to a group or organisation that has made a positive difference to their community by improving mental and/or physical wellbeing.
Organisation of the year
This award will go to an outstanding organisation which has achieved a huge amount in the last year and is well respected and admired by others in the sector.
KEY DATES FOR 2022
- Nominations open – 4 August 2022
- Closing date for nominations – 20 September 2022
- Winners receive notification – week commencing 10 October 2022
- Winner’s reception at ITV Cymru Wales Studios Cardiff – 22 November 2022
- Winners feature on ITV Cymru Wales news at 6 pm during Welsh Charities Week (21-25 November 2022)
*Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) is the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales. We exist to enable voluntary organisations in Wales to make a bigger difference together