David Woods, chairman of Cheshire West Voluntary Arts Network
, said: "We are pleased that our awards continue to attract such high quality entrants who are doing so much great work in creating interesting work that engages large sections of our community.
And there's more: Dance City pounds 367,000; Theatre Sans Frontiers pounds 211,000; Voluntary Arts Network
pounds 216,000; Theatre Hullabaloo pounds 150,000 and Audiences North East Ltd pounds 111,000.
According to the Voluntary Arts Network
, volunteers "play a vital role in promoting community cohesion and pump an estimated pounds 50 million into the economy each year."
Welsh Independent Dance, Community Dance Wales, the Voluntary Arts Network
and Rhondda Cynon Taff Community Arts were among other successful schemes.
CHESHIRE West and Chester Council (CWaC) is supporting Cheshire West Voluntary Arts Network
to run the fifth arts award event to recognise and celebrate the work many groups do using arts in their local communities.
Cheshire West Voluntary Arts Network
is running the event with the support of Chester Voluntary Action and Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Chester Town Hall was the venue for the fourth Community and Voluntary Arts Awards ceremony which is organised by Cheshire West Voluntary Arts Network
in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council.