A PENARTH based social enterprise has been named runner's up in a UK creative and cultural activities award.

Get the Chance, which is based on Cornerswell Road, got second place in the Celebrating Diversity Award at the 2017 Epic Awards organised by Voluntary Arts.

The ceremony took place on Sunday, March 19, at Sage in Gateshead as part of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival.

Get the Chance were unanimously praised by the Epic Awards judges for the project’s "unique approach to encouraging a diversity of voices."

Get The Chance is an online platform allowing people from all walks of life to write about art, sport and culture. The hub also provides opportunities for workshop activities, reviews and editorial features via its website.

The Epic Awards were set up in 2010 by Voluntary Arts, an organisation that works across the UK and Republic of Ireland to promote participation in creative cultural activities.

They celebrate the contribution voluntary-led creative groups make to their communities.

The Celebrating Diversity Award is selected from across the full shortlist of 32 groups by a panel of judges representing teams in each nation.

This award aims to celebrate groups that have taken an innovative approach to highlighting the positive effects that come from living in a diverse society.

Guy O’Donnell, director of Get the Chance said: "Get the Chance is honoured to be selected as runners up in the Celebrating Diversity Award.

"We strive to reflect the diverse nature of society in our voluntary membership.

"We learn from our team about barriers to sport and cultural provision and seek to work together to provide responses which are representative of all citizens in the UK."

Membership of Get the Chance is free and all of its members are volunteers.