Trust publishes annual report and accounts
The Building Change Trust has published its annual report for 2011, looking back at all the work carried out as well as highlighting challenges and opportunities for the future.
2011 was the third year of the Building Change Trust and by the end of it £1.2million had been allocated to the original bid partners to carry out a range of work across the Northern Ireland Community and Voluntary Sector.
Furthermore, a permanent loan fund for the sector was enhanced through a £1million grant to Charity Bank as well as a total investment of approximately £890,000 through the Exploring Change and Deliver Change awards to 29 separate organisations.
Collaboration NI, a service looking at more efficient and cohesive work within the sector, was commissioned through CO3, NICVA and Stellar Leadership at a cost of £900,000 over the period of 2009-2013.
The year saw bold and significant activity as organisations and groups carried out their projects with the help of the Trust’s Added Value Programme, offering a number of study tours, seminars, learning circles and one-to-one support.
Looking ahead to the future, the Trust plan to continue to invest in, and work to achieve, change and transformation within Northern Ireland’s Community and Voluntary Sector.
There will be further, and significant, investment in collaboration with the Trust considering how we can work to improve the assistance we give to organisations in carrying out their collaboration plans.
Work will also carried out in the areas of social finance, measuring impact, social innovation and policy debate, and leadership with the Trust always striving to help the Community and Voluntary Sector to become more efficient and impactful.
Bill Osborne, Chairperson of the Building Change Trust’s Board of Directors, said: “I would like to first thank my fellow Directors for their dedication, counsel and intellectual capital freely given to the trust.
“It has been a privilege and an immensely enjoyable experience to have served with them on the Trust board.
“The work carried out by the Trust to date has been impactful, important and wide ranging but we feel the job is only getting started.
“I hope we can continue to inspire and innovate Northern Ireland’s Community and Voluntary Sector to help them make life better for individuals and communities across our society”.
A copy of the annual report can be downloaded by clicking here.