The Building Change Trust was established in 2008 by the Big Lottery Fund following the submission and acceptance of a proposal developed by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, Community Evaluation Northern Ireland, Business in the Community, Rural Community Network and the Volunteer Development Agency.
The Trust is resourced through a National Lottery grant of £10 million as an investment for community capacity building and promotion of the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland.
The Trust has charitable recognition and is managed by a corporate Trustee.
It has 8 Directors drawn from across the community, voluntary and private sectors and a Protector appointed by the Big Lottery Fund.
The Trust will by the 31 December 2018 have invested and expended the £10 million original grant along with any interest generated.
The Trust plans to support the community and voluntary sector through the development and delivery of and learning from a range of programmes including commissioned work, awards programmes and other interventions