Making the Past our Future: Belfast Charitable Society & Philanthropy Today


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 Centre seeks to support the charitable work of the Society by ‘making the past our future’. As a member of the North Belfast Heritage Cluster, the Belfast Charitable Society has worked to secure funding for a philanthropic project to benefit and uplift the local North Belfast [...]