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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Clifton House staff were delighted to welcome North Belfast Senior Citizens Forum for a tour of the House and Clifton Street Cemetery. This outing was made possible by the Barbour Fund which is administered by the Belfast Charitable Society.
This Fund was developed in recognition of the shared history of the Hilden District Nursing Society and […]