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East Belfast Mission 

Renewal and Transformation of the East Belfast Community 
At East Belfast Mission we work with everyone in our community to improve their spiritual and physical well being. The pages on our web site reflect the many areas of life in East Belfast in which we work with the local community. As a "not for profit" organisation we run many fund raising activities to support our community work. This work includes helping the Homeless in our Hosford project, our child care facility in Bright Sparks, our Skill and Social Enterprise Hub which helps people back to work and sometimes fitness and of course our thriving Church and Community which delivers pastoral care. 
We are based in the Skainos Centre on the Newtownards Road. The Skainos Project is an urban regeneration project in inner East Belfast providing shared space for community transformation and renewal. Central to the development is a new street in inner East Belfast, untouched by the history of the Troubles, with the capacity to be genuinely shared space. This civic square is capable of hosting open air events like concerts, farmers' markets and Christmas fairs and is overlooked by new, mixed tenure housing, thereby giving the square a living presence round the clock. 
We have won many awards across several projects. Click here to see what we have achieved. 
The Newtownards Road frontage of the development features new retail and commercial office space. Inside, and fronting to the square is the work of East Belfast Mission including youth and family services and counselling as well as a community hall and auditorium, and a cafe which spills onto the square. 


New look for Restore Connswater  

The Restore shop at Connswater is the latest shop to receive a make over. Shop Manager Martin and the volunteer team worked hard to revise the stock, moving older stock out and bringing in a fabulous range of good quality second hand items. The pricing of the stock has also been revised so it really is well worth a visit for a bargain!! The retail team are working through all the shops and the next on the list is the Restore in Newtownards. By the end of this month they will also have revised stock levels, quality and pricing so be sure to call in and see it you can get a good deal! 

Seniors Summer Activities 

Are you over 50 years old? Interested in some fun activities during the month of August? At EBM our Church & Community Outreach team are organising a range of activities from 15th August - 19th August from 11am - 3pm. The activities will include arts and crafts, a movie day, a day trip away, bingo and bowls and on the final day there will be a BBQ with music and entertainment. The cost per person is £2 each day and more information can be obtained from Sandie on 028 9045 8560. All welcome.  

Restore shops re-launch 

Over the coming months all our restore shops will be revamping their stock. Old stock will be reduced and moved on and more recent donations will take their place at very competitive prices. Please call into your local restore to find out when they will have their make over. Meantime, if you are clearing out, moving or buying new furniture and wish to donate good quality second hand furniture, please give your local restore a call and they will be happy to collected your donations.  
All contact numbers and email addresses are on our retail section of the website or use the contact box to send an enquiry. Thank you. 

New Finance Minister visits EBM  

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has said he is committed to doing whatever he can to positively transform our society. Máirtín Ó Muilleoir was speaking on his first day as Finance Minister as he visited the Skainos Centre in east Belfast today. 
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said: “On my first day as Finance Minister I wanted to visit a project that embodies the ethos of inclusion, is playing its part to boost the economy and working to improve education and skills. The Skainos project is doing just that. An innovative and highly visible shared space, it is one of the clear success stories of the EU PEACE III Programme. 
“Developments such as these make a significant difference to lives of people using the facilities, and can act as a catalyst for wider transformation of the surrounding area.” 

Homeless World Cup 2016 

The Homeless World Cup takes place in Glasgow from 9th July to 17th July. Over the next two months 14 players will be going through trials to be selected for the final 8 to represent their country in the Homeless World cup. The guys will be training twice per week and will receive support in housing, employability (from Stepping Stone) and any other needs they have. The project is about providing structure and hope to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. 






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