Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre

Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre

The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (BURC) was set up in September 1984, and on Mayday 1985 the BURC Offices were officially opened by the poet John Hewitt.

The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (BURC) was set up in September 1984 and the premises were open in 1985.

The Northern Ireland Trade Union Education & Social Centre (NITU) is a charitable organisation operating as Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (BURC) whose aims and objectives are to provide support, education/training and facilities to the unemployed and other groups suffering from social and economic disadvantage.


NITU/BURC aims to be recognised as an innovative provider in effecting change towards a fair and inclusive society.


To promote equality, through supporting the participation and inclusion of all individuals, groups and communities.


The core values of the organisation are to deliver sustainable activities and services, through a flexible creative approach based on partnership, networking, accountability and leadership.


  • To provide a Centre which will promote the interests and the benefits of the unemployed and other social and economically disadvantaged groups without prejudice of age, gender, sexual preference, political or religious opinions.
  • To provide education, training, advice, representation and counseling to the unemployed and the citizens of Northern Ireland.
  • To provide information and campaign on the issues, problems and social benefits effecting the unemployed.
  • To promote and conduct research into the causes of unemployment, strategies for employment and recomposition of the workforce.
  • To campaign against and expose the broader issue of poverty and its debilitating effect on our society.

Opening hours

9.30am - 4.30pm Monday -Friday 

Contact Details

NICVA will not disclose any contact details further to those published by the organisation below.


4 – 6 Donegal Street Place
Co Antrim
United Kingdom


028 9096 1111


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