THE OUTDOOR PARTNERSHIP SHORTLISTED FOR TWO NATIONAL AWARDS!

November 12 2019

The Outdoor Partnership have reached the final shortlist for the Community Engagement award and Best use of Welsh Language at the Welsh Charity Awards 2019, to be held on 15 November.

The Welsh Charity Awards are a brand-new scheme from WCVA that recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution charities, community groups, not-for-profits and volunteers make to Wales.

From befrienders dropping in to visit their older neighbour every Tuesday, to organisations campaigning for nation-wide equality, the Awards highlight and champion the positive difference we can make to each other’s lives.

The Outdoor Partnership works with the people of Wales to take up outdoor activities as a life-long pursuit. Together we change lives for good. From local clubs to the peaks of our mountains there’s a place for everyone.

The projects develop the confidence, skills and team working that can provide the stepping stones to new opportunities and healthier lives. Through volunteering, education, participation, training and employment there’s a place for everyone to change for good.

The projects have provided over 100,000 outdoor activity opportunities for health and well-being; trained over 4000 volunteers; helped over 500 unemployed people back into work; established over 80 community outdoor clubs and groups with over 7000 members participating; and provided sustainable opportunities for over 1000 disabled people.

Tracey Evans, CEO for the Outdoor Partnership says ‘It’s a great honour to be nominated for these prestigious awards. The dedication of our trustees, staff team and volunteers has provided opportunities in North Wales that thrive through community engagement, whilst also encouraging the provision of the Welsh Language in all of our projects has been a key part to our success in recent years’.

The Community Engagement Award is sponsored by The National Lottery and Best Use of Welsh award is sponsored by ATEB Cymru, and features some great organisations working in Wales’ voluntary sector.

The judges whittled down 180 nominations from across the country to a shortlist of just 30 organisations and volunteers.

The Awards, which are sponsored by Class Networks, will be presented in a ceremony on 15 November at the National Museum Cardiff.

For more information on the Welsh Charity Awards, please visit: welshcharityawards.cymru