Family, Community, Social & Welfare

Barnardo’s
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Barnardo's

What we do

Barnardo’s first project in Northern Ireland was a soup kitchen opened in 1899 on Great Victoria Street, Belfast. Barnardo’s has gone through many changes since then but our work is still firmly based on the philosophy of our founder Thomas Barnardo, we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. We will ensure their needs are met and their voices heard.

Today we have over 40 different services and programmes for vulnerable children and young people and their families right across Northern Ireland. Our work includes early intervention programmes, child and family support such as the Willowgrove service in Banbridge, which provides breaks and respite care for young people with a learning disability. We also provide educational programmes which support parents to improve educational standards for their children like Jigsaw in Magherafelt, as well as our fostering and adoption services.

Gifts in Wills

After looking after your family and friends, leaving a gift in your Will to Barnardo’s is a fantastic way for you to make sure a vulnerable child or young person has someone to turn to. For instance, 1% of a £100,000 estate can help one young person recovering from being sexually exploited get their life back on track through counselling at a Barnardo’s project like Safe Choices in Belfast. Alternatively a gift of £1000 could help 10 care leavers make the difficult transition into independent living by providing second hand furniture. Leave a vulnerable child someone to turn to by leaving a gift in your Will to Barnardo’s.


Contact us

Name: Jonathan Jacques

Telephone: 02084 987880

Email: giftsinwills@barnardos.org.uk

Website: www.barnardos.org.uk/giftsinwills


Information for your solicitor

Registered address: Barnardo’s, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 1QG

Registered charity number: 216250

Belfast Central Mission
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Belfast Central Mission

What we do

Belfast Central Mission is an agency of the Methodist Church. We aim to meet the needs of the whole person, spiritual, emotional, social and physical irrespective of political or religious affiliation.

BCM works with people of all ages in communities throughout Northern Ireland through diverse social care projects, cross-community programme and two congregations.

Projects are aimed at improving the quality of life for older people by both practical and emotional means. Various services include Residential Accommodation, Housing Support, Community Services and Holiday breaks.

Disadvantaged children and young people benefit from BCM’s wide reaching support and guidance programmes. These include Housing Support and Supported Housing and Therapeutic Counselling.

We also have projects aimed at improving the quality of life for families, including Parent Support and Community Services such as our Christmas Programme which involves the distribution of thousands of Food and Toy parcels across the greater Belfast area.

Gifts in Wills

Leaving a donation to BCM could really help us to make a difference. Some of the areas your donation could help include; providing support and counselling for vulnerable young people leaving care, taking isolated older people on a short break or improving and developing services for the residents of Kirk House Residential Home.


Contact Us

Name: Lorna Henry
Telephone: 02890 241917
Email: lhenry@belfastcentralmission.org
Website: www.belfastcentralmission.org


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Registered Address: Belfast Central Mission, Grosvenor House, 5 Glengall Street, Belfast, BT12 5AD
Registered Charity Number: NIC101271

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland
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Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

What we do

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is a local, independent charitable foundation. We help communities in need, drive social change and change lives through impactful grantmaking and delivering innovative programmes.

Supporting bespoke giving and providing philanthropic advice we are a trusted, secure means through which donors choose how, when and where to give and we provide a range of management and grant making services for charitable funds.

In the last 3.5 years, the Community Foundation has allocated over £20 million in grants to communities throughout Northern Ireland. Amongst many, grantees include older people’s groups striving to reduce poverty and address isolation, youth organisations helping young people to develop employable skills, and women from disadvantaged backgrounds needing support to build confidence and a better future for their families. From large grants to help set up local community centres to small grants to simply help people pay for new clothes for a job interview, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is giving grantees the tools and support to change their lives day after day, year after year.

Gifts in Wills

After taking care of your family and friends, you may wish to consider leaving a gift in your will to the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. Our work is driven by our vision of a peaceful, inclusive and equal society in Northern Ireland. Since 1979 we have been a force for positive change in the most deprived and segregated communities across Northern Ireland.

Your gift will play an important part in enabling us to respond to the challenges that future generations in Northern Ireland will face and will be directed to those areas and causes that are most important to you and which match your own particular interests.


Contact Us

Name: Siofra Healy

Telephone: 028 90 245927

Email: shealy@communityfoundationni.org
Website: www.communityfoundationni.org


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Registered Address: Community House, Citylink Business Park, Albert Street, Belfast BT12 4HQ
Registered Charity Number: NIC105105

Dementia NI
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Dementia NI

What we do

Today many people across Northern Ireland will receive a diagnosis of dementia, this will often leave people feeling isolation, frightened and alone.  Dementia NI is your local charity here to ensure people with dementia take action, have their voices heard and improve the lives of everyone who has dementia.

Through the development and delivery of peer to peer support groups across all the health trusts areas, the Dementia NI empowerment groups offer support specifically for people living with dementia. Our members meet on a regular basis, offer each other peer support through their friendly social gatherings and raising awareness about what it is like to live with the symptoms of dementia.

With the support of our members, Dementia NI delivers educational talks and workshops in local communities. Our message is clear we want to challenge the stigma of having a diagnosis, dispelling preconceptions surrounding the condition and educate others about what it is like to live with dementia and what support is needed, in the hope that everyone will become more understanding and accepting.

Dementia NI also provide free short breaks and social outings for our members and their families, so they can spend time together, away from the everyday challenges of dementia.

Dementia is an individual illness and affects every person differently. Anyone can develop dementia – at any age, from all walks of life. The symptoms of dementia are progressive and on an unknown time scale. There is currently no cure.

Gifts in Wills

As the population of Northern Ireland ages, dementia will increasingly be a major public health and societal issue, with numbers of people with dementia rising to around 60,000 by 2051.  The cost to society is also likely to increase dramatically.

Dementia NI receives no statutory funding to meet the needs of people living with dementia and their families.  All our services are provided by the generous support of voluntary donations and especially the kind support from individuals who leave us a gift in their will. You can rest assured that every single pound you donate for us will help support local people living with dementia and enable us to reach even more people who need us every single day.

People with dementia are entitled to live well with the right support – Donate a gift in your will to Dementia NI and together we can make a lasting difference for people living with dementia in our community.  Today your gift will transform communities to better support people affected by dementia now, tomorrow and in the future.

Contact Us

Name: Fionnuala Savage
Telephone: 028 96 931 555
Email: fionnuala@dementiani.org
Website: www.dementiani.org

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Registered Address: Dementia NI, Unit 47, North City Business Centre, 2 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT152GG
Registered Charity Number: NIC 106148

East Belfast Mission
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East Belfast Mission

What we do

At East Belfast Mission we are here to change lives and our doors are open to anyone in need.

Our work is based in the heart of East Belfast on the Newtownards Road. The four surrounding electoral wards, where our work primarily takes place, are all in the top 30 most deprived wards in N.Ireland.  In the area we are based 32-46% of people are totally economically inactive and two thirds live in rented accommodation. Qualifications are low and unemployment and lack of self-belief are rife. We aim to relieve these difficulties and transform and renew our community by offering a range of services to support those in our community who need our help.

Our projects  include our Hosford Homelessness services, our Employability project, our Irish Language project and of course our thriving church community which offers community groups, counselling and pastoral care to those who need it.

Gifts in Wills

At East Belfast Mission we are here to change lives and we rely on the generosity of people like you to allow our vital work in our east Belfast community to continue.  Why not choose to leave a life changing legacy by choosing to support East Belfast Mission in your Will?

Even a small gift or percentage of your estate will make a huge difference to our community in east Belfast by supporting our Hosford Homelessness services, our Employability project which helps people back to work, our Irish Language project to connect a divided community and of course our thriving church community which offers community groups, counselling and pastoral care to those who need it.

Your investment in our future will leave a legacy of hope for those who are most vulnerable – helping to create a future where east Belfast is a vibrant and thriving community.


Contact Us

Name: Lianne Mulholland
Telephone: 028 9045 8560
Email: fundraising@ebm.org.uk
Website: www.ebm.org.uk/support-us/leave-a-gift-in-your-will/


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Registered Address: East Belfast Mission, Skainos Centre, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1AF
Registered Charity Number: CCNI 100744-0

Quaker Service
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Quaker Service

What we do

Quaker Service is a family welfare charity which was established by the Religious Society of Friends in 1969 aiming to reduce violence and suffering by providing services which support, value and empower people.  We are faith-based charity and our ethos is guided by Quaker Beliefs and values.  Quakers believe that there is a divine spark in everyone and this fundamental belief leads us to value the equal worth and unique nature of each person.

Quaker Service works with disadvantaged and vulnerable families and individuals, assisting them to develop their potential and striving to improve understanding, tolerance and respect.

Our services are provided for some of the most marginalised and often forgotten in our local communities and include:

Quaker Cottage, a purpose built cross community family day care centre in west Belfast; The Cottage Teenage Project, engaging young people in gaining valuable life skills, promoting healthy behaviour and developing a sense of purpose, value and wellbeing and The Monica Barritt Visitors’ Centre to support the families and friends of people in Maghaberry Prison by providing a range of practical and emotional support services. We also provide Quaker Connections, a volunteer programme at Maghaberry Prison and Quaker Care, the charity’s social economy project comprising of 2 charity shops in Belfast.

Gifts in Wills

Quaker Service would like to encourage you to consider making a gift in your will.  Sadly the need for our services is ever increasing at the same time as funds are becoming more difficult to secure.  Gifts in wills are more important to us now than ever.


Contact Us

Name: Janette McKnight
Telephone: 02890 201444
Email: Janette.mcknight@quakerservice.com
Website: www.quakerservice.com


Information for your solicitor

Registered Address: Quaker Service. 541 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GQ
Registered Charity Number: XN 45626

Simon Community Northern Ireland
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Simon Community Northern Ireland

What we do
Simon Community Northern Ireland is the leading homeless charity in Northern Ireland providing accommodation and other support services to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Homelessness is so much more than people sleeping on the streets.

Most people who are homeless are hidden from view, but we know that they are there. Every day, Simon Community Northern Ireland sees the impact that homelessness has upon the lives of ordinary people, even here in our relatively prosperous part of the world.

Each year, we help thousands of people who have lost their home or are desperately trying to keep a roof over their heads. Many of the people who we help have fallen into homelessness because of complex dependency issues, after leaving care or through abuse. We think that this is socially, morally, and politically unacceptable.

Gifts in Wills

When you consider writing a Will it’s natural to think about your home and what it means to you and your family. At Simon Community NI we are working hard to ensure that anyone who is in need has access to a safe and secure home and has no need to fear the prospect of living on the streets.

Leaving a legacy gift in your Will is a great way to help Simon Community NI continue to rebuild lives, and support those in need far into the future. With your support our work can be life changing and truly lifesaving.


Contact Us

Name: Frank Nealis
Telephone: 02890 232882
Email: FrankNealis@SimonCommunity.org
Website: www.simoncommunity.org


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Registered Address: Simon Community NI 25-27 Franklin Street, Belfast BT2 8DS
Registered Charity Number: XN 48689

The Welcome Organisation
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The Welcome Organisation

What we do

The Welcome Organisation provides unconditional care and support for people affected by homelessness in the greater Belfast area. We help around 1,400 people every year through our range of services:

  • Drop-in Centre:  Open from 8am-10pm, 365 days per year providing free access to: Hot meals | Tea and coffee | Showers | Toilets | Internet | Laundry facilities | Pool table | Advice | Health support and more
  • Street Outreach: On the streets of greater Belfast from 7am to 2am every day of year. Our Outreach staff and volunteers are trained to provide potentially life-saving care and support for people on the street.
  • Crisis Accommodation for women: Providing overnight accommodation for some of the most vulnerable women in Belfast. 154 different women used the service in the 12 months from April 2017-March 2018
  • Floating Support: Providing support for people who have been homeless but have now accessed accommodation.
  • Welcome Home: Our furniture and creative arts project, providing furniture to people who are moving on from homelessness.

Gifts in Wills

The Welcome Organisation began as a community based initiative in Belfast in 1996. We remain rooted in the community and all the money raised for The Welcome Organisation goes directly towards our services to help people affected by homelessness here.

By making a gift in your Will to The Welcome Organisation you will be making a real and positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable and at risk people in our communities. Your gift will go directly towards our services for people affected by homelessness – including our Drop-in Centre where it costs £3 per day to feed a homeless person and we serve around 40,000 meals per year.

Contact us

Name: Kieran Hughes
Telephone: 02890240424 (select option 2)
Email: kieran@homelessbelfast.org
Website: www.homelessbelfast.org

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Registered address: The Welcome Organisation, Townsend Enterprise Park, 36 Townsend Street, Belfast, Antrim, BT13 2ES
Registered Charity Number: NIC103976

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Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland

What we do

Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland (WAFNI) was established in 1978 and, along with its nine member groups, is the lead voluntary organisation challenging and addressing domestic and sexual violence and abuse in Northern Ireland.We work to create a safer society by providing vital support services and challenging attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that perpetuate domestic and sexual violence and abuse.  Our work includes:

  • managing the 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline
  • monitoring and influencing government policy
  • delivering training to all relevant professionals
  • promoting the work of Women’s Aid regionally through a dedicated media strategy
  • leading on preventative education work in primary and post primary schools

Gifts in Wills

No one should have to suffer abuse or live in fear within their own home. Our 24 hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline is there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and last year the Helpline managed over 55,000 calls.  When they do finally find the courage and strength to make the call, we want to be there to provide whatever support they (and often their children) need, whether this be specialised telephone support, referral to our network of refuges and floating support servicesor putting in action our emergency processes to support a woman and her children fleeing a dangerous situation to one of our safe refuges across Northern Ireland.

By leaving a gift in your will to Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland, you can help us sustain our vital services, ensuring an effective response to victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, 24hours a day, 365 days a year.

You can decide what kind or size of gift you’d like to leave but please be assured, every gift, no matter how big or small can make a difference. By leaving a gift in your will, you will be helping us achieve our vision of eliminating domestic and sexual violence and abuse and ultimately contributing to the creation of a safer society for everyone.


Contact Us

Name: Sarah Mason
Telephone: 02890 249041
Email: info@womensaidni.org
Website: www.womensaidni.org


Information your solicitor will need

Registered Address: Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland, 129 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP.

Registered Charity Number: XN 45049