• North Belfast

    Heritage Cluster

North Belfast Heritage Cluster

Belfast Charitable Society, and Clifton House, is a member of the North Belfast Heritage Cluster, a group of voluntary organisations that own or care for an historic building (and graveyard!) in the area. The aims of the Cluster is to deliver heritage-led regeneration, using what’s special about the area to create a more confident sense of place.

Our work is about:

  • finding ways to support the organisations who look after this heritage
  • making sure that people from all backgrounds can enjoy using the buildings and exploring the stories long into the future.

Great Place North Belfast

Great Place is The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s ground-breaking scheme which will allow communities to explore how their unique heritage can be used to shape the future of these places and help tackle wider issues such as poverty, employment, health and education.

Great Place North Belfast received £237,000 as one of the first four projects in Northern Ireland funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with additional funding from Belfast Charitable Society (BCS).

Led by Belfast Charitable Society, the money for this project will be used to:

  • Support Cluster members to become more resilient;
  • Develop heritage programming that makes our buildings and stories even more important for the future of north Belfast.
  • Our vision for the end of the project is to create a more confident sense of place, by continuing to build on the work of the Great Place project, in partnership with others in North Belfast.