believes its members have escaped being trapped in the accounts' freeze, which has jeopardised pounds 66m of Welsh taxpayers' cash after councils and police forces "invested" in offshore savings' schemes.
and the funding from the Wales Micro-business Loan Fund opening Spit & Sawdust would not have been possible, so we are extremely grateful for their support."
Through the funding from WCVA
, 60 people in North West Wales will have the chance to take part in an outdoor programme that will lead to qualifications in rescue, emergency care, mountain guiding, climbing and canoeing.
Prior to that, Ms Marks worked as director of RNIB Cymru, chief executive of Chwarae Teg, deputy director of Business in the Community Cymru - and for WCVA
from 1992-95 as training ocer.
Employability programmes manager at WCVA
, Gail Dervish, said: "Against the backdrop of a very difficult economy since 2009, this report makes excellent reading.
chief executive Graham Benfield added: "Charities and social enterprises provide an ideal supportive environment for people taking steps back towards employment and the outcomes generated by this project are testament to that."
Catherine Stephens-Ward Explore internships co-ordinator, WCVA
Dr Bryan Collis, the WCVA
's senior research officer, says that many volunteers are quitting because they can't afford to keep giving their time for free.
has offices in Cardiff Bay, Aberystwyth and Rhyl, 130 staff, more than 3,400 members and an income of PS28m, largely channelled into the sector for frontline services.
chief executive Graham Benfield said: "They are an inspiration - and the number of people nominated every year shows us just how strong the voluntary sector and volunteering ethos is in Wales."
The awards, this year in association with Cardiff Metropolitan University, are run by a consortium of Welsh organisations including the CBI, ACCA and the WCVA
, and have seen more than 1,000 nominations made from across a diverse range of sectors and communities from across Wales.
GloverSure has increased its customer base and boasts new clients including Aberystwyth University, WCVA
and Wynnstay Group.