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Monthly Archives: May 2019

From the Archive: The Case of Ellen Murray

By |May 29th, 2019|

Ellen Murray first entered the Poor House as an 18 year old on 7th December 1816, as her mother was struggling to support her at home. Unusually for a person of her age Ellen was placed in Class Three during her time in the institution to improve her reading and writing abilities. However, this changed […]

Barbour Fund £100K Helps Address Social Disadvantage

By |May 23rd, 2019|

BELFAST Charitable Society is celebrating another milestone in its bid to address social disadvantage and wants to thank the Barbour family for its generosity that enabled this to happen. Together through the Barbour Fund, £100k has been committed to worthy causes in Lisburn and North Belfast over the last five years ago.

Established when The Hilden […]

Philanthropy Fortnight & Individual Giving: Charles Talbot ‘Toby’ Hurst O.B.E., D.L., B.A.

By |May 21st, 2019|

Today as part of Philanthropy Fortnight we are looking at individual giving. From the earliest days of Belfast Charitable Society, we have relied on the generosity of others, either through donations or membership subscriptions. One of the key figures in the more recent history of the Charitable Society was C.T. ‘Toby’ Hurst. Toby was invited […]

Philanthropic Giving Tackles Mental Health

By |May 20th, 2019|

To mark Philanthropy Fortnight and Mental Health Awareness Week our CEO, Paula Reynolds, takes a look at recent recipient of the Building Better Futures (BBF) Fund, The Hummingbird Project. Belfast Charitable Society is a financial contributor to this fund.

Created by a partnership between Belfast Charitable Society, Building Change Trust and Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT), […]

Making the Past our Future: Belfast Charitable Society & Philanthropy Today

By |May 16th, 2019|

Originally founded to build and run the Poor House, the Belfast Charitable has continued the philanthropic tradition of its founding fathers into the 21st century. Today Belfast Charitable Society utilises its home at Clifton House to facilitate care of the elderly alongside a heritage and conference centre, operated as a social enterprise. Clifton House Heritage […]

Philanthropy Fortnight: Belfast Charitable Society & Corporate Giving

By |May 15th, 2019|

Today for Philanthropy Fortnight we are looking at corporate giving. Corporate giving has grown in recent years as businesses increasingly are seeking to give back to the communities in which they operate. However, the concept of corporate giving has a longer history than many imagine! One of our donation boards for the old Poor House show […]

Belfast Charitable Society and its original ‘giving circle’

By |May 14th, 2019|

As part of Philanthropy Fortnight, we have been exploring ‘giving circles’. We thought that this was an opportunity to focus in on the founding members of Belfast Charitable Society, who gave their own time, money and skills to help create the charity and build the Belfast Poor House and the town’s first hospital to relieve the sick […]

Philanthropy Fortnight 2019 set to celebrate generosity

By |May 13th, 2019|

As one of the most charitable and generous regions in the UK, Northern Ireland is set to celebrate all the positive impacts that philanthropy makes during this year’s Philanthropy Fortnight, May 13th-26th. Over 75% of us make donations to charity every year and the partnership between the Community Foundation, Fermanagh Trust, Belfast Charitable Society and […]