Welcome To The Belfast Charitable Society
Based at Clifton House, the Belfast Charitable Society has long played an historic role in the development of Belfast and the welfare of its people. The Society was founded by a group of leading businessmen in the city to build a Poor House and Infirmary for the most vulnerable citizens of Belfast. The Society is now led by a Board of Members.
Who Is The Belfast Charitable Society
Belfast Charitable Society is committed to being:
– True to its past
– Progressive and flexible
– Proactive in addressing disadvantaged
– Open, transparent and accountable
– Honest and reliable
– A provider of quality services
Aim Two: To preserve and promote both the built heritage and history of the Society.
Aim Three: To develop a creative and sustainable robust organisation focussed on the disadvantaged and poverty.
Meet the Board
Una was familiar with the work of the Belfast Charitable Society when she was employed by the Belfast Trust and considered it to be one of the leading local organisations providing care for older people . She decided to join the board of the Belfast Charitable Society given its long association with the care of the elderly and the Society’s unique historical heritage in the city.
Colin became involved with the Belfast Charitable Society to help the Society protect its philanthropic heritage and to ensure it remained relevant in today’s difficult social and economic environment. He also wanted to help and encourage a new era of philanthropic generosity.
Philip has always been interested in the history of the Society and how they established Belfast’s first hospital, introduced early public health measures, developed Belfast’s first water supply amongst various other things.
According to Bill social innovation and enterprise are seen as new concepts but the history of the Belfast Charitable Society illustrates otherwise. He sees the development of the water system for Belfast by the Society in 19th century as innovative and entrepreneurial. Bill intends to continue to develop social enterprise and philanthropy within the Belfast Charitable Society.
Diane wishes to continue with the altruistic values and spirit of helping which have motivated the Belfast Charitable Society since 1774 when the Poor house and hospital opened to provide care for the disadvantaged.
Sonya got involved with the Charitable Society to support the preservation of historical artefacts and set the strategic aims and supporting objectives of the Society.
Alan considers it an exceptional privilege to be able to serve in an organisation with such a long history of pioneering public benefit in Belfast.