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


Find out who took home an award at the 2016 awards here