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#OTD 1944 – A Wedding Party

By |August 17th, 2017|

On this day in 1944, staff and members of the Belfast Charitable Society were treated to a first in the long history of the Society – a marriage of residents! John Bloomer, aged 82, had requested to marry another resident, Miss Frances Ashe, aged 64 in July 1944. It was the first time such […]

North Belfast community care organisation to benefit from Building Better Futures Loan Fund

By |August 1st, 2017|

Founded in 1983, 174 Trust is a community care organisation committed to helping build a “strong, just and peaceful society” in North Belfast and beyond. The Trust’s award winning facility, the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, provides a safe, shared and inclusive community space from which they deliver a variety of valuable services including […]

Summer Tours At Clifton House

By |June 7th, 2017|

We launched our tours at Clifton House in August 2016 and since then we have been delighted with the response.  With the summer season almost upon us, we have decided to launch a daily tour of Clifton House during July and August.  Tours will run Monday – Friday at 3.00pm.

Built back in 1774, the House […]

Philanthropy Fortnight In Focus – Heritage & Philanthropy

By |May 18th, 2017|

 

The Belfast Charitable Society in conjunction with the Heritage Project at Queen’s University came together to deliver the Heritage & Philanthropy event as part of Philanthropy Fortnight.  Due to ongoing building work at Clifton House and in a bid to showcase some of the wonderful heritage venues in North Belfast we decided to hold our […]

Philanthropy Fortnight In Focus – Barbour Fund Presentations

By |May 15th, 2017|

Barbour Funds Trips To Training

Clifton Care Home played host to a celebration to mark the achievements of a very diverse range of people today. Linked by the fact their good works had all been funded through the Barbour Fund they were a very mixed bag of folk who hailed from either North Belfast or Lisburn.

The […]

Philanthropy Fortnight In Focus – Belfast Charitable Society and Giving NI

By |May 12th, 2017|

Since our foundation in 1752, the Belfast Charitable Society has continued to benefit the people of Belfast by supporting various charities and philanthropic causes. Today, the Society regularly considers how best it can utilise its limited resources and currently has committed its funds across a number of areas. One of these areas is our work […]

Philanthropy Fortnight In Focus – Community & The Origins of Philanthropy in Belfast

By |May 11th, 2017|

Over the mantle in the Board Room of Clifton House sits the ‘Poores Board’- it is the only tangible evidence for the relief of distress in Belfast prior to the foundation of the Belfast Charitable Society. The ornate top reads:

GEORGE McCARTNEY Esq

Sovereign of the Borough of Belfast and High Sheriff

of the County of Antrim A.D. […]

Philanthropy Fortnight In Focus – Women & Philanthropy

By |May 10th, 2017|

Traditionally philanthropy is associated with the ‘great and the good’ donating money to charitable causes. However, philanthropy past and present takes many forms. Mary Ann McCracken was born on July 8 1770, to Captain John McCracken, a Belfast ship-owner, and Ann Joy, daughter of Francis Joy, who had founded the Belfast News-Letter in 1737. Mary […]

Philanthropy Fortnight In Focus – Wills & Legacy Giving

By |May 9th, 2017|

To celebrate Philanthropy Fortnight, we are posting a series of articles to compliment the themes and events being held in the next two weeks.  The first in the series looks at the Belfast Charitable Society experience of donations and bequests.

Gifts in wills have long been a traditional form of philanthropy for many centuries. When the […]

£1M FUND LAUNCHED TO ‘BUILD A BETTER FUTURE’

By |May 8th, 2017|

Local Charities Combine to ‘Unlock’ Potential

Three leading local charities have joined forces to unlock a £1m fund for community-based groups making a positive difference to society across Northern Ireland.

The ‘Building Better Futures’ fund will help charities, community and voluntary groups, and social enterprises by providing small, unsecured loans that are not currently available from […]