Bright Sparks Pre–School

Need a pre–school place for your child in a state of the art nursery?

Contact Brenda on 028 90463480 and have a chat. 

Bright Sparks held an Open Night on Tuesday 16th December 2014 but if you missed out and are still interested in having a look around and an informal chat to Brenda she would be delighted to hear from you. 

Give Bright Sparks a call today.  Full and part time child places available, reduced rates for siblings, full trained staff, off street safe drop off for the children and a fabulous premises all at competitive rates!


Giving Tuesday event at EBM

The recent event for “Giving Tuesday” a global giving day, raised a remarkable income for the organisation and the work that it does.  Those who attended watched short videos of the work of EBM and heard from the staff and volunteers and also clients who have been touched by the work that goes on.  The Belfast Homeless choir attended and sang several songs and hymns to start off the evening and Gillian Young, a Stepping Stone mentor sang and played the guitar whilst supper was served.  The feedback was very positive and everyone enjoyed the event which gave a real sense of how much EBM means to the local community.  Thanks to all who helped to organise and in particular a big thanks goes to all who contributed.  Donations are still trickling through!




Interested in volunteering in 2015?

We currently require volunteers in our Belfast shops located in Park Centre, Connswater, 2 locations on the Newtownards Road, Royal Avenue Belfast, North Street and also in our Vintage shop on Royal Avenue.

If you can spare 4+ hours per week to help in one of the above please contact the shop manager or ring the main EBM office on 028 9045 8560. Help is also needed in the main office answering the phone and doing some admin duties and Hosford could do with some volunteer help in the hostel.

refresh café always need volunteers to help in the kitchen, with the meals on wheels or clearing tables and keeping the café tidy. We have refresh @174 Trust at the Duncairn Centre Antrim Road and we wish to recruit volunteers to help out there so if you are available and can help, please make contact.

So…if you are interested in volunteering with us or simply wish to find out more about how you can be involved at EBM, Please ring 90458560 or email info@ebm.org.uk




East Belfast Mission charity shops urgently require stock. We are happy to send our van to your home to collect good quality donations. We need clothes, shoes, handbags, other accessories, bedding, curtains, bric–a–brac!

Furniture items are also urgently required – large or small! Ring your nearest restore to arrange collection or simply drop the goods off to any of our shops.

With plenty of notice, we will do house and office clearances.

Vintage clothing, wedding dresses and all wedding accessories urgently required for our Vintage shop in Royal Ave Belfast. Fabulous range of bridal gowns available – ex shop display at knock–down prices. Call Vintage on 028 9023 7268.


Are you interested in setting up a social enterprise in East Belfast? 

Drop in to our East Belfast Hub: 14–16 Castlereagh Road, Belfast BT5 5FP and we can help you with your business idea at no cost!

We are running regular FREE Business Clinics.  

For more information contact the hub manager Lesley on 028 9045 5835

Coming up:

Friday 13th March – Building the Capacity of Your Social Enterprise – Understanding Financial Statements

Friday 27th March – Project Planning for Social Enterprise

Friday 17th April – Building the Capacity of Your Social Enterprise – Getting your Branding Right!

Friday 24th April – Developing your Online presence!




Time to say thank you!

EBM would like to thanks Robert and the team as S.D.Bells coffee shop for their second donation in a matter of months! Staff at S.D.Bells took part in the Belfast Marathon in 2014 and presented EBM with a generous donation of £866.00.  They have recently held a charity jazz brunch at their newly refurbished premises at Knock and rather than charge the public they asked for donations for their nominated charity – EBM – and they raised a further £540.00 towards our work in the East Belfast community.  Thanks so much to Robert and the team for their support and friendship. 


Hosford re–launch of Street League to Street Soccer NI


Today in the auditorium at EBM, Hosford re–launched the Street League Homeless Football project – it will be known as Street Soccer NI. Making a guest appearance and speaking at the event was CEO of Street Soccer Scotland David Duke who told of his own homeless experience and how he became involved in the project. There was a great turnout and level of support for this project and Belfast Lord Mayor Nicola Mallon also spoke at the event. Current players also answered some questions put to them about their experience and how this project has helped them in their lives. A fabulous tribute to the hard work of all involved.



Hosford won the CIH Award on Friday 27th February.  They are delighted with the award and wish to thank everyone who took the time to vote.  More information and a few photos will follow.


The Church are running several small fundraising events over the next few months.  Keep an eye for news of these on our facebook page and if you can support them we would love to see you there.  We had a “Knit & Natter” event recently and in April, we are holding an “Open Mic Night” for only £3 per head.  Everyone welcome.



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