Funding news - 17/03/2017

Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017 Opens to Nominations

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) is accepting nominations for the 2017 Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards until 21 April 2017.

Run by WCVA since 2004, the nonfinancial Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards recognise the country's most dedicated individual volunteers and voluntary groups who have made an outstanding contribution to their community.

Nominations can be made in the following categories:

  • Adult (25 years and over).
  • Young volunteer (under 25 years).
  • ‘Green’ volunteer (individual of any age who volunteers with an environmental organisation or project).
  • Trustee.
  • Groups (two or more individuals, whether as an informal group or a formally constituted organisation).
  • 'Digital' volunteer (an individual who has helped tackle digital exclusion and helped others to experience the benefits of using ICT). This category is supported by Digital Communities Wales.

Nominees must live in Wales, or undertake their volunteering work in Wales. Nominated groups must be based in Wales.

Groups cannot be nominated by an employee, volunteer or trustee of the organisation.

Up to three winners will be selected for each award category and permission must be sought from the person or group nominated.

Nomination forms are available from the WCVA website

The closing date for nominations is 21 April 2017.

Winners and runners up will be invited to attend an award ceremony to be held in June 2017.

Source: WCVA, 17/03/2017