Become a Voluntary Board Member of Belfast Charitable Society


Belfast Charitable Society, founded in 1752 is Northern Ireland’s oldest charity. Between 1752 and the 1880s, this involved building and managing Belfast’s first poorhouse and hospital, delivering many of the municipal services for the town and providing funds to support its poor. From 1880s to 2018, our focus moved to caring for older people given they were the most vulnerable and, in recent years, we have gone back to wider philanthropic roots: supporting activity that tackles grassroots poverty and delivers innovative solutions to help those who tackle such disadvantage. Based in the old Poor House, now Clifton House Heritage Centre, Belfast [...]