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Inspiring Impact

The Inspiring Impact NI Programme is a NI wide initiative that aims to change the way voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and their funders think about impact and to put impact practice at the heart of their work by 2022. 

Inspiring Impact NI believes the difference an organisation makes is what’s important and is providing the knowledge and support for Northern Ireland’s VCSE organisations to consider, plan, measure and demonstrate the difference they make and to use impact information for learning and continual improvement.

The programme for Northern Ireland is linked to the UK wide Inspiring Impact Programme which is a coalition of some leading third sector organisations across the UK. 

The Building Change Trust, as the Northern Ireland partner on the UK board, has committed £500,000 matched by a further £188,000 from the Department for Social Development, to deliver an initial two year programme of work which will support VCSE organisations and their funders to better understand and embrace impact practice.

CENI has been commissioned by the Trust to manage Inspiring Impact.  CENI is supporting and funding 13 network organisations to deliver Inspiring Impact.

Community Development and Health Network is one of the 13 organisations.  We are offering a mix of support, one to one and group meetings as well as phone and email support, to eight of our members until September 2015.