This is one of the reasons why WCVA
is now part of Inspiring Impact, a UK-wide programme that seeks to instil in charities and other third-sector organisations highquality impact measurements in their work.
is the first convention bureau in the country to provide a toll-free 800 number for delegates to reserve a Washington hotel room.
Ruth Marks, chief executive of WCVA
, says: "Minor miracles - in education, health, leisure and more - are performed daily by small, local charities, tiny social enterprises and thousands of volunteers in Wales.
and the national network of county voluntary councils (CVCs), working together as Third Sector Support Wales, can help charities do just that, by providing information, guidance and signposting.
But if the WCVA
is stripped of its funding it would mean charities, sports clubs and community groups instead have to foot the bill for the DBS checks.
Villagers decided to fight the closure and with the help of a WCVA
grant, bought the pub for the community.
The 2014 WCVA
Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards were held on June 12 and recognised the people making Wales a better place through voluntary work.
Engagement Gateway European-funded initiative delivers in community locations to develop skills and motivate people to progress into employment.
chief executive Ruth Marks said: "Volunteering and social action is so diverse and the photos help capture some of this great diversity.
Other sponsors include Welsh ICE, Business in Focus, Celtic House Venture Partners, Circle IT, Clogau Gold, the Jolly Group, Kukd, Life Sciences Hub, Swansea Bay City Region, University of Wales Trinity St David's, Watkin Jones PLC, WCVA
, Welsh Government, Y3S Loans and Yolk Recruitment.
Warren Alexander, chief executive of the Charity Retail Association, the voice of charity retail in Wales, presented the petition, along with campaigners including representatives from Welsh charity organisations WCVA
, Tenovus, Oxfam Cymru, Paul Sartori Foundation, Ty Hafan, Protection for Cats, Marie Curie, British Red Cross and Hospices Cymru.
His interests resonate strongly with those of WCVA
and the wider sector.