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Social Outcomes Fund

  • Social Outcomes Fund

    The Social Outcomes Fund (SOF) is a £4 million programme created to support the city’s growing tourism infrastructure. The main aim of the SOF is to support local tourism and social economy initiatives. 

    The projects supported by the SOF:

  • Complete projects

    Project Address Description Investment  Status
    Presbyterian Church in Ireland visitor exhibition Assembly Buildings
    2-10 Fisherwick Place,
    Belfast, BT1 6DW
    Visitor exhibition which tells the story of Presbyterianism in Ireland over the last four centuries and the work of the church at home and overseas today.  £90k Complete
    James Connolly Visitor Centre 374-376 Falls Road,
    Belfast, BT12 6DG
    New visitor centre providing space for discovery, education, study, work, meeting and socialising for local and international visitors. £1m  Complete
  • Projects underway

    Project Address Description Investment  Status
    Rock Centre 12-18 North Boundary Street, Belfast, BT13 Development of new tourism visitor centre. £200k  Project underway
  • Committed projects

    Project Address Description Investment  Status
    Belfast Orange Hall Museum Clifton Street, Belfast, BT13 1AB Disability access to museum and renovation of the building’s frontage. £80k Committed
  • Projects in initial stage

    Project Address Description Investment  Status
    Coffee Culture Sandy Row, Belfast, BT12 Development of a social economy cafĂ©. £100k Initial stage
    Eastside Visitor Centre 402 Newtownards Road
    Belfast, BT4 1HH 
    Development of a new tourism exhibition space and extension of visitor centre at CS Lewis Square.  £700k Initial stage
    Roddy McCorley Irish History Museum  Moyard House, Glen Road, Belfast, BT11 8BU   Development of a modern Irish history museum and visitor exhibition. £1m Initial stage 
    Sandy Row Community Forum Sandy Row, Belfast, BT12 Development of a new tourism trail, including a digital element, to complement the city’s new Belfast Transport Hub which will replace the existing railway and bus station at Great Victoria Street.  £80k  Initial stage 
    Shankill Mission Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13   Restoration of the iconic Shankill Mission building into a 3 star boutique hotel and social economy training. £750k Initial stage
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