This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Clifton House

/Clifton House

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 […]

Easter Through The Years at Clifton House

By |April 14th, 2017|

Easter has always been considered one of the most important Christian celebrations.  Throughout the years, it would have been a time for families to come together and take part in the religious rituals associated with the Christian calendar.  Preparations for Easter would have included spring-cleaning as well as a hearty meal on Easter Sunday to […]

Launch of Philanthropy Fortnight At Clifton House

By |March 29th, 2017|

The famed generosity of the people of Northern Ireland past, present and future will be in the spotlight during the fifth annual Philanthropy Fortnight from May 8-19.

A diverse programme of events was unveiled at Clifton House at the launch of this annual celebration of charitable giving.

The programme explores many aspects of philanthropy including the importance […]

Thomas Hutchinson – A Life In Pictures

By |March 23rd, 2017|

In August 2016, we launched a search to reunite families with portraits of their loved ones which had been painted by Tobias Everard Spence between 1940 and 1980.  To date we have been quite successful and have re-homed three, however, this week has witnessed a tremendous journey for one family in their quest to find […]

Training Programme At Clifton House

By |March 10th, 2017|

The Belfast Charitable Society were always to the fore in providing practical skills to enable to people within the Poor House to develop skills which would allow them to be financially independent.  These apprenticeship schemes were an opportunity for people to learn trades and skills which would improve their quality of life.  The Belfast Charitable […]

Conservation Training Course in Grade A Listed building undergoing its own conservation works

By |March 9th, 2017|

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) returned to Clifton House Heritage Centre for their most recent Historic Building Conservation course.

The intensive 5 week course, accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects, was held in the oldest working building in Belfast and it is entirely fitting that they recently returned to the venue as the […]

£1M Fund Announced to Build a Better Future

By |March 7th, 2017|

The City’s oldest charity, Belfast Charitable Society is joining forces with Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) and Building Change Trust to create a £1m fund for the Community, Voluntary and Social Enterprise sector.

Belfast Charitable Society was established in 1752 to tackle disadvantage and poverty and in doing so it built the Poor House and Belfast’s […]