Trust Announce Inspiring Impact Partnership with CENI

Trust Announce Inspiring Impact Partnership with CENI

28 November 2013

The Building Change Trust are excited to announce a new £500,000 programme which will help Northern Ireland’s Community and Voluntary Sector better track its impact. 

Community Evaluation Northern Ireland (CENI) have been appointed Strategic Partner to support the Trust with the implementation of the Inspiring Impact Programme in Northern Ireland.

The Trust has committed £500,000 to an initial 2 year programme of work which will support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sectors.

Nigel McKinney, Building Change Trust Director of Operations, said: “ Since 2011, the Trust has been considering the role we could play in respect of supporting the sector think about its impact.

“The UK wide Inspiring Impact programme provides a key opportunity for Northern Ireland to benefit from the learning and experience of organisations on the UK mainland.

“With the support of a wide range of stakeholders we have developed a plan for Northern Ireland that seeks to take advantage of this.

"We are now entering the delivery stage and are delighted to be working with CENI over the coming years”.

Tris Lumley, Head of Development at Inspiring Impact, said: “I’m delighted that the Inspiring Impact programme in Northern Ireland is gathering momentum, with CENI taking on the critical role of driving it forward.

“It’s fantastic to see this strategic initiative truly working across the UK, and excellent to have this opportunity to work together to develop impact practice over the coming years”.

Brendan McDonnel, said: “CENI look forward to taking on the challenge of bringing Inspiring Impact to Northern Ireland, as well as, working with the Trust to animate new ideas, build relationships, create synergies between different sectors, and ultimately help facilitate funders and organisations to demonstrate the real difference they make.”

A number resources looking at the Trust's work in this area can be found here.