East Belfast Mission
Renewal and Transformation of the East Belfast Community
The East Belfast Mission works with everyone in the community to improve their spiritual and physical well being. As a "not for profit" organisation they run many fund raising activities to support the local community. This work includes helping the Homeless in the Hosford project, child care facility in Bright Sparks, Skill and Social Enterprise Hub which helps people back to work and fitness and of course their thriving Church and Community which delivers pastoral care.
They 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.
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.