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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 […]

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 […]

Along the Coast Road: The Evacuation of Clifton House

By |April 29th, 2019|

By the close of play on this day (29th April) 78 years ago, Clifton House was quiet and deserted. Only once prior to this time had the house been completely empty – that was in 1798. The army had cleared it in a rush in 1798 in a bid to flush out the radicals in Belfast […]

The Mysterious Death of William Lacey: An Apprentice Weaver in Carrickfergus

By |April 25th, 2019|

On 25th April 1812, it was reported by the Orderly that an “extraordinary meeting” of Belfast Charitable Society was held yesterday regarding the death of one of its apprentices. The boy in question was William Lacey who was first admitted into the Poorhouse, at the tender age of 7, in February 1803. In November 1809, […]

Sing it out…

By |April 17th, 2019|

Music formed a huge part of the curriculum in the Poor House, especially for the boys.

Children were taught to play musical instruments and learnt to sing. They proved very popular and many were brought to different churches to participate in the respective choirs. Many of the young boys were so skilful that they ended up […]

Edward Wakefield Pim: Quaker, Charitable Society Member & historian

By |April 14th, 2019|

#OnThisDay 1919 Belfast Charitable Society passed a resolution in regard to the great loss to the Society caused by the death of Edward Wakefield Pim Esq J.P.

E.W. Pim was, for many long years the Honourary Secretary, and it was his foresight in 1907 that led to the recording of inscriptions on extant headstones in Clifton […]