About East Belfast Mission
East Belfast Mission, a registered charity since 1985, moved into a £23m state of the art building known as “Skainos” (Greek for tent) in October 2012.
All EBM projects are now under the one roof and the building is also home to organisations such as NIAMH, New Life Counselling, Tear fund, Replay Theatre Group, Age NI, Lush hair and beauty salon. Working in Community Regeneration in Ballymacarrett, a particularly socially deprived area of east Belfast, EBM has come a long way since the 1800s. EBM is part of the Methodist Church in Ireland and has a long track record of social engagement in the inner city and works to achieve “renewal and transformation in the East Belfast community”.
EBM works across all communities offering a range of services to meet the needs of everyone. With over 100 staff currently employed and approximately 200 volunteers, the range of social projects include:
A worshipping congregation at the church
Church and Community outreach services
Hosford homeless support service
Stepping Stone- employability programme
Social Economy Projects
The social economy projects are the business arm of EBM and the income helps the sustainability of the social projects. A social economy business has 3 aims better known as “the triple bottom line” that is social, financial and environmental objectives.
9 Restore retail shops including a Vintage shop with bridal department at The Park Centre, Belfast
Refresh café, outside catering and meals on wheels service
Refurb workshop dedicated to the refurbishment of good quality second hand furniture
Recycle bicycle repair workshop
Bright Sparks day care nursery