Trust makes 1st Inspiring Impact Awards

Trust makes 1st Inspiring Impact Awards

04 August 2014

The Building Change Trust  is delighted to award 13 voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations with  Building Change Awards through the Inspiring Impact Northern Ireland Programme.

Groups from a wide range of sectors will receive funding of up to £15,000 to act as leaders for impact within their sector following on from  the recent call for applications for ‘Planning for Impact Practice’ grants.

The sucessful organisations are the ABC Community Network, Age NI, Ballymoney Community Resource Centre, CO3, the Community Development Health Network, Holywell Consultancy, the National Children’s Bureau, NICVA, National Deaf Children’s Society, Playboard, the Sported Foundation, Volunteer Now Enterprises and YouthNet.

These organisations will be providing direct support to their members/client groups so that they are better able to understand the cycle of impact practice; assess their own impact practice; access information on impact tools and resources; and plan to apply impact practice.

Community Evaluation NI (CENI) will provide training for these organisations as part of its support programme, using key resources developed by the wider Inspiring Impact UK programme.

Julie Harrison, Building Change Trust Director, who chairs the Trust’s Inspiring Impact Sub Committee, said: “The Trust is delighted to have made a significant investment in this initiative, which is ultimately about enabling community and voluntary organisations in NI, and their funders, to make more of a difference to the people and places they serve.

“We are excited to see the work these groups and organisations will carry out and look forward to seeing impact measurement and practice be enshrined in the day to day work of organisations across the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector in the future”.

For more information on these grants and the  Inspiring Impact programme in general, please visit the Inspiring Impact NI website.