In 2008, the Building Change Trust was established by the Big Lottery Fund with a National Lottery grant of £10million as an investment for community capacity building and promotion of the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland.
This will be both invested, and spent, in full by the 31 December 2018.
The Trust anticipates a total fund of £12.1 million, depending on investment returns, with approximately £10.5 million available to support the sector.
The Trust supports the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland through the development, delivery of, and learning from a range or programmes including commissioned work, awards programmes and other interventions.
Between now and 2018, our resources will be used to support the community and voluntary sector to achieve more and better collaboration, increased sustainability and to be a learning sector which identifies, shares and acts on lessons of others’ actions. This work will be carried out across 5 overarching thematic areas: Collaboration, Social Finance, Social Innovation, Inspiring Impact, and Creating Space for Civic Thinking.