Swansea Building Society named as our Community Champion Award sponsor

We are delighted to announce Swansea Building Society as the official sponsor of our prestigious Community Champion Award. This partnership underscores Swansea Building Society’s already well-established commitment to recognising and celebrating individuals who make extraordinary contributions to their communities.

This year’s Child of Wales Awards is scheduled to take place at Swansea Arena on September 27, 2024. Now in its third year, the Awards is again set to be an emotional, inspirational, and unforgettable affair for all involved, attracting media personalities, celebrities, sports stars, and international entertainers.

The event will honour and celebrate the achievements of remarkable children and young people across Wales, while raising vital funds for charities dedicated to supporting children across the nation. The Community Champion Award specifically acknowledges individuals whose selfless efforts have made a significant difference in their communities.

Swansea Building Society is renowned for its own commitment to helping organisations within the local community. Marking its centenary last year, the Society donated well over £100,000 to a variety of community-based charities and organisations as part of its celebrations.

As the Community Champion Award sponsor, Swansea Building Society will play a pivotal role in spotlighting the invaluable contributions of young community heroes throughout Wales, highlighting the importance of recognising and nurturing the efforts of those who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others.

Nominations are now officially open for this year’s highly anticipated event, we welcome nominations for the Community Champion Award, encouraging individuals to share stories of unsung heroes whose dedication and compassion enrich the lives of those around them.

Click here to view the categories and nominate a remarkable child. Nominations will remain open until June 10, 2024, and judging will begin shortly after. A mixture of representatives from the award sponsors, celebrities, and independent advisors will form the panel that will have to make the difficult decision to pick a winner for each category. 

Jane Parker, Area Manager Swansea, Neath & Port Talbot, Swansea Building Society, said:

“We are honoured to support the Child of Wales Awards and sponsor the Community Champion Award. At Swansea Building Society, we believe in the power of community and the remarkable potential of individuals to create positive change. We look forward to celebrating the incredible achievements of young community champions and inspiring others to follow their lead.”

Blanche Sainsbury, our Founder, added:

“We are thrilled to have Swansea Building Society onboard as the sponsor for our Community Champion Award. The Society’s dedication to supporting local communities aligns perfectly with the spirit of this award, and we are excited to work together to highlight the inspiring stories of individuals who are making a positive impact.”


While celebrating the remarkable achievements of children and young people across Wales, the Child of Wales Awards is proud to partner with organisations that share our commitment to empowering, recognising, and rewarding young people for the great things they are doing.

One such partner is Swansea Building Society, whose support and dedication play a crucial role in honouring the extraordinary individuals who embody resilience, courage, and compassion.

Join us as we shine a spotlight on Swansea Building Society and their invaluable contribution as a category sponsor of the Child of Wales Awards 2024.

About Swansea Building Society – sponsor of Community Champion award

Swansea Building Society was established in 1923, with its recently expanded head office being located in Cradock Street, Swansea.  It also has branch offices in Swansea, Mumbles, Carmarthen and Cowbridge. It employs 41 full time staff, 28 part time staff, and also has a board consisting of a Chairman and six Non-Executive directors. The Society, which celebrated its centenary last year, is one of only three remaining mutual building societies in Wales and the only one with its headquarters in South West Wales.

The Society’s commitment to supporting local communities is at the heart of everything it does, and it is well known for supporting many worthy charities and community groups with fundraising support every year.

Through its partnership with us, here at the Child of Wales Awards, Swansea Building Society demonstrates its commitment to recognising and rewarding the young people of Wales who are doing such amazing things within their local communities. This support enables us to enhance the awards ceremony, amplify our reach, and support our mission, so our gratitude goes out to them.

Alun Williams, Chief Executive of Swansea Building Society said:

“Supporting the Child of Wales Awards is an honour for Swansea Building Society. We believe in the potential of every child and are committed to celebrating their achievements. Through our partnership, we aim to inspire and empower the youth of Wales, fostering a future filled with hope and opportunity.”

Blanche Sainsbury, Founder of the Child of Wales Awards, added:

“We are deeply grateful for the generous support of Swansea Building Society. Its dedication to helping the local community and, in this case, empowering and celebrating young individuals making an impact in their own local communities, is very much a part of what  the Child of Wales Awards is all about.”

As we celebrate the partnership between Swansea Building Society and the Child of Wales Awards, we are reminded of the power of collaboration in creating positive change. Together, we continue to uplift and celebrate the incredible achievements of children and young people across Wales. We look forward to continuing our journey of impact and inspiration with Swansea Building Society by our side.

To nominate a deserving Community Champion, click here.

The countdown has begun for the most anticipated event of the year, celebrating the youth of Wales – the Child of Wales Awards 2024. Scheduled to take place at the prestigious Swansea Arena on September 27th, 2024, this event promises to be a night of celebration, recognition, and inspiration. Making the event possible are the sponsors and partners who have generously come forward to support and uplift the young champions of Wales.

Headline Sponsor: Trade Centre Wales

Leading the charge as the headline sponsor for the Child of Wales Awards 2024 is Trade Centre Wales. With a commitment to community engagement and youth empowerment, Trade Centre Wales stands tall as a beacon of support for the next generation of Welsh leaders and achievers.

Event Partners: Blue Tiger and DIY Kitchens

Our other major event partners are Blue Tiger and DIY Kitchens. Their collaboration underscores a shared vision of recognising and rewarding excellence among the youth of Wales. Through their invaluable support, Blue Tiger and DIY Kitchens contribute to making the Child of Wales Awards 2024 a resounding success.

Category Sponsors:

  • Ascona Group: Bravery Award & Courageous Family
  • Thomas Carroll: Young Fundraiser
  • Swansea Building Society: Community Champion
  • Gower College: Outstanding Charity
  • Princes Gate: Young Sporting Hero U13
  • Commonwealth Games Wales: Young Sporting Hero Over 13
  • Westacres: Child of Courage U13
  • Mrs Bucket: Young Leader
  • Bluestone National Park Resorts: Environmental Champion
  • Owens Group: Young Carer

Each of these esteemed sponsors has dedicated themselves to recognising and honouring the remarkable achievements and contributions of young individuals across various categories. Their support amplifies the impact of the Child of Wales Awards, inspiring countless others to strive for greatness.

Media sponsors:

  • Forrest Print: Print Sponsor
  • Route Media: Outdoor Media Partner

In addition to the category sponsors, the Child of Wales Awards 2024 is further bolstered by the support of Forrest Print and Route Media. Their contributions in print and outdoor media respectively play a crucial role in spreading awareness about the event and celebrating the extraordinary stories of Welsh youth.

Winners support package: Budget Carpets

Budget Carpets sponsorship will ensure that the winners – and their guardians – are able to enjoy the awards night to the maximum, with the full VIP treatment they so richly deserve. 

As the anticipation builds and the date draws nearer, the Child of Wales Awards 2024 shines brightly as a testament to the collective spirit of generosity, compassion, and solidarity within the Welsh business and wider communities. Together, with the unwavering support of our sponsors and partners, we look forward to a memorable evening dedicated to honouring the champions of tomorrow.

If your organisation would like to become a part of the event, we have one category sponsorship left to fill, please contact blanch@childofbritain.com for more information.

To nominate an extraordinary young person, visit our nominations page here.