Winners announced for Third Sector Awards Cymru 2015! (below)

Supported by Class Networks, the annual Third Sector Awards Cymru honour the hard work and inspirational achievements of the third sector in Wales.

WCVA has been recognising the fantastic and diverse work of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in Wales since 2008. Back then they were known as the Network Wales Awards and we had just three categories. Cardiff-based, Cartrefi Cymru, won the Class award for best communications for their magazine written and edited by its service users, Mid Wales mental health charity Ponthafren Association won the green award for determinedly reducing its carbon footprint while on a very limited budget, and Fairbridge De Cymru picked up the most admired organisation award, being described as unique in empowering hard to reach young people and 'equipping them with the new skills to enable them to re-engage within society'.2008 awards winners
Winners of the 2008 Network Wales Awards at the first awards ceremony in the Angel Hotel in Cardiff

Since 2008, the awards have gone from strength to strength and it has been both gratifying and extremely heart warming to see so many fantastic groups given the recognition they deserve.
Inner Wheel from 2014 awards

Inner Wheel District 15 at the 2014 awards, collecting their runners up trophy for the innovative fundraising award from television presenter Jason Mohammad

Third Sector Awards Cymru 2015

And the winner is...

We announced the winners of the 2015 Third Sector Awards Cymru at our fabulous awards ceremony in Cardiff's Hilton hotel on 4 February 2016. Please click on the category to find out about the winners and runners-up.

The Class award for best communications
For groups with effective or innovative ways of communicating their message to service users and volunteers.

The environmental award
For organisations that have helped deliver environmental benefits for their communities.

The health, social care and wellbeing award
For those groups who have helped people to be happier and healthier in their communities.

The award for good governance
To recognise those groups whose trustees ensure their organisation is well run and exemplar.

The award for innovative fundraising
For organisations who have run campaigns or events demonstrating creativity and innovation in fundraising.

Award for the most admired organisation
For organisations most respected for their inspirational work and the causes they represent. This year for the first time we did a poll and let the public decide the winner for this category! Results will be revealed on the night!

View more photos from the awards on our Flickr site.