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Social Enterprise Day 2017

By |November 16th, 2017|

A social enterprise is like any other business in that it works to deliver goods and services to make a profit. The difference is that they are driven by their social and environmental purposes and any profit made is reinvested towards achieving these purposes.  Today, the government defines social enterprises as “businesses with primarily social […]

Tour Guide Training Completed at Clifton House

By |November 14th, 2017|

Three new volunteers have completed their Heritage, Hospitality and Tour Guide training this week at Clifton House.   Jessica Barreda, Emma Corry and Michael Fryer attended five weeks of training to get them ready for leading tours of Belfast’s original Poor House.

Clifton House is an events and heritage venue which is a social enterprise, ensuring that any […]

Prestigious Award For Clifton Care Home

By |November 10th, 2017|

The ‘Heart of Peninsula Care Awards’, launched in 2014, celebrate the special individuals and teams who work in the care industry. Their aim is to give the recognition that is deserved and to make care staff feel as special as they make the people in their care feel every day.

Friday 3rd November 2017 saw the […]

North Belfast Ready to Host the World!

By |November 6th, 2017|

Key North Belfast organisations including St Malachy’s College, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast Charitable Society and Ashton Community Trust have linked up to take part in World Host Training this week at Clifton House. This training has been funded by the Barbour Fund. Although the Barbour Mill at Hilden has been closed for some time, the […]

On This Day 1946 – The Return From Garron Tower

By |October 25th, 2017|

On this day in 1946, the staff of the Belfast Charitable Institution began the mammoth task of bringing all the residents back from Garron Tower to Belfast.  It had been necessary to evacuate in 1941 because of the attacks of the Belfast Blitz.  The air strikes in April 1941 terrified and traumatised the whole of […]

Past & Present – The Continuing Fight Against Slavery

By |October 20th, 2017|

The notion of slavery tends to bring us back to African slaves brought to America, however slavery continues as 21st Century problem.  Belfast and the Belfast Charitable Society of the 18th Century found themselves caught in the controversy surrounding this abhorrent trade.

The Belfast Charitable Society was founded in 1752 to assist the poor and destitute of […]

Belfast Charitable Society And Giving NI Working To Promote Philanthropy

By |October 12th, 2017|

This partnership was created to help Belfast Charitable Society continue to influence how philanthropy is delivered in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. With a 265-year history and mission of charitable work and giving the Society sought to work with another organisation which is at the forefront of philanthropy today.

Giving NI was the perfect match. Its […]

World Mental Health Day 2017

By |October 10th, 2017|

Today is World Mental Health Day, and this year is a landmark anniversary. First held in 1992, today is the 25th day dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues, and to fighting the still-associated stigma.  The Poor House, which opened in 1774 became a safe haven to many suffering from mental health problems long […]

Association of Charitable Foundations Conference at Clifton House

By |October 9th, 2017|

Today marks the beginning of a two day conference held by the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACFNI) at Clifton House, the home of Belfast’s oldest charity – the Belfast Charitable Society.  The Society celebrated it’s 265th Anniversary in August and are delighted to be a part of this important conference which looks at how funders […]

Loan from Building Better Futures Fund enables Strand Arts Centre to grow its artistic programme and increase revenue

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Strand Arts Centre is a charitable venture set up to offer cost effective events, outreach programmes, classes and activities to the East Belfast population while ensuring the survival of an Art deco landmark building which houses Belfast oldest cinema.

The Arts Centre has obtained a loan from the Building Better Futures Fund to finance the acquisition […]