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!


East Belfast Mission (EBM) is one of the leading Social Enterprises in Northern Ireland, providing a diverse range of services to the communities of East Belfast through the delivery of integrated community support in an area of high deprivation, along with running a range of income generating initiatives.

We currently have a full time permanent vacancy for a Nursery Manager for Bright Sparks based within the Skainos building on the Newtownards Road Belfast. 

You can download the job description here.

You can request an application pack by contacting Yvonne Keilty within our HR Department, either by telephoning 028 9045 8560 or by emailing yvonne.keilty@ebm.org.uk.

5.00 P.M. ON Wednesday 8th April 2015.  EBM is an Equal Opportunities employer


Interested in volunteering in 2015?

We currently require volunteers in most of our 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. We are also based in Antrim, Larne and Newtownards.

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 and speak to Lynsey.  We can teach you new skills, help you meet new friends and increase your confidence in finding a new job in the future.  The hours you work are entirely up to you and you will be helping a community charity to carry out worthwhile work in the local community.

We have many opportunities in our Approved Recycling Centre at Hillview Retail Park on the Crumlin Road Belfast.  We refurbish furniture and bikes and prepare goods for resale in our shops.  We urgently need help to keep production levels up so if you feel you can contribute, give Lynsey a call.


Volunteer help is also needed in the main office answering the phone and doing some admin duties and Hosford, our homeless project could do with some volunteer help too.

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





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 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!



We are holding an Open Day at the East Belfast Social Enterprise Hub, Castlereagh Road Belfast on Tuesday 14th April from 11am – 3pm.  If you are a social enterprise and you are interested in exhibiting or attending, please call Lesley for further information.  Call today on 028 9045 5835.




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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