An agenda for the Future of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector in Northern Ireland

May 2018

There is no single solution, simple or complex to be taken forward by any single entity to supporting the development of our sector in order that it can make more of a difference to people and places.

Within each of the 7 themes we have identified, we have suggested some key actions, there will be others, and it’s also the case that these themes are interdependent. 

If progress is to be made it will require focused work, dedicated resources and genuine collaboration.

In our final months we are committed to working with key partners in the sector, its funders and policy makers to try and realise support and resources to take some actions forward. 

We offer this document as both a challenge to and an opportunity for the sector, its funders and policy makers. 

We are grateful to all who participated in this process and to the Big Lottery Fund who supported it. A special word of thanks goes to our facilitation team – Drs Helen McLaughlin and Pamela Montgomery and from the Interaction Institute for Social Change, Dr Louise O’Meara and Stevie Johnston.


Building Change Trust

May 2018