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Resurgam Community Development Trust (RCDT)

providing employment




EARLY 2016



JAN 2018


The Resurgam Trust deliver a Community Investment Fund programme for the Department of Communities which provides support to communities under the umbrella of Resurgam Trust


Resurgam Trust employs a Social Enterprise Manager, supported through an Innovation Programme with partners including Department for Communities, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council and The Resurgam Trust


The Resurgam Trust deliver a number of outcomes for communities based upon core themes, you will recognise local actions that are making a difference to people’s lives, building an organisation that can deliver our mission based on core principles.

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Current Social Economy Enterprises:
& projects delivering outcomes on social enterprise and innovation…

Laganside Business Services Ltd — formerly Laganside Print — began trading as a pilot community social enterprise in the millennium year 2000. Laganside Print was a printing company formed by Lisburn PSP with a board of volunteer directors and the support of a one year salary grant and small capital grant to purchase a printer (funded by the Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust).

Opening its doors in 2000 at 126 Grand Street Lisburn, Laganside Print met the demands from local community for a reasonably priced printing service and quickly showed that there was a real opportunity of sustainability.

Like many other local businesses at that time Laganside Print realised that in order to survive in the open market it needed to develop and offer a wider and more competitive range of services than it originally did.  Following in-depth research Laganside Print diversified and expanded its service into the world and traditional flags market.  It also specialised in local historical and cultural souvenirs.

As part of this development in May 2001 Lisburn PSP re-registered the company as Laganside Print & Heritage Ltd and moved premises into 124 Grand Street which enabled the business to expand on its services and increase its printing services capacity.

The Welcome House

The Welcome House offers a wide range of advice and practical help to support ethnic minorities and migrant workers. Its primary aim is to create a truly inclusive and safe community which welcomes all regardless of difference.


Monthly Subscription
Single User – £15.00
Dual User – £25.00
Family – 3 Person* – £37.50
Family – 4 Person* – £50.00
*All Users must be from the same Family
Pay as you go user – £2.50 per session
All Users must undergo a full induction secured with a £10 deposit (this will be refunded off your 1st Months Subscription or your first 4 pay as you go sessions)

Opening Hours 

Mon – Fri 08:00 – 21:30
Sat 09:30 – 14:00 (Currently only to Christmas)
To book your induction or for more information call 07599 925 372
All Users of the Gym must be over 16 years of age

LaganView was officially established as a company limited by guarantee in April 2004 but was not officially opened until 25th April 2008. The centre was officially opened by Alderman Paul Porter and the children of Raggety Bap (Old Warren’s pre-school facility). This was a two day celebratory event with a formal ceremony being held initially followed by a Family Fun Day.

The centre was funded as follows:

  • International Fund for Ireland £405,000
  • Lisburn City Council £319,886
  • Department for Enterprise, Trade & Investment £299,481
  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive granted land £600,000

LaganView is a non profit making social enterprise which is recognised as a charity by the HM Revenue & Customs. It is also governed by a voluntary Board of Directors made up of community representatives and advisors from the local council and public bodies.

Lisburn Community Inns Ltd

is a social enterprise trading as The Highway Inn and Trumbles Off Sales. It is situated at 8 Hillhall Road, Lisburn and is a family friendly run pub / off licence with its ethos centred in the heart of the local community.

When you enter the premises you will be met by a smiling member of staff whose main aim will be to make all visitors and locals feel extremely welcome. The local patrons of the bar are full of good humour and banter and love nothing more than to greet visitors with a friendly hand shake and chat.

Lisburn Community Self Build Ltd is a social economy construction business,





formed in 2000, which also provides training in construction and life skills for young people who are leaving school with little aspirations or those who are unemployed with little prospects of employment. The Self Build project was established with an ethos of increasing volunteer’s skills in construction, with its first construction project completed solely by volunteers who gained skills for employment including health and safety, first aid and jobseeking techniques. The project is managed by a voluntary board of directors with a key worker in place to coordinate the construction schemes.

Our Vision

Connect individuals, groups and transform communities to create a sustainable environment in which all are proud to live, learn, play and work. We will create growth opportunities through support, capacity building and social economy initiatives to sustain regeneration in the Greater Lisburn area through building connections and alliances to positively influence decisions that will affect the communities.

Common Bond of New Horizons is Membership of The Resurgam Community Development Trust.

  • Not for Profit

  • Not for Charity

  • But for Service

Premier Taxi Company opened its doors in 2005

in the form of a pilot social economy business  after identifying a community need for a reliable taxi service.  Its guarantees from the start were to provide honest and friendly drivers, with guarantees that they were fully licensed and insured.  We saw this as an opportunity to bring together drivers  whom we knew where legal and had aspirations to work for a company that offered generous working conditions.

Ironing Service

which is now located at LaganView Enterprise Centre. We renamed the service “Pressed to Impress” and it is headed up by Tracey, on a self employed basis, on behalf of ourselves and it is doing extremely well and has establish a long list of regular customers.

What people say about us

I have been involved with the Resurgam youth provision from the age of 11. At present I still currently attend the Hilden Community Youth group and the Hillhall/Hilden Young Men’s Group. During my involvement within the youth provision I have been afforded the opportunity to partake in cross community work through a Boat Building trip to Cork alongside acquiring a range of qualifications including a Level 1 in Equality and Diversity, Level 1 Peace and Reconciliation and accredited sexual health and drug and alcohol awareness programmes.

Chandler, Age 15, Hilden

The Resurgam Trust is a unique project aimed at delivering positive change throughout Lisburn by the creation of strong partnerships between statutory and voluntary sectors. As Area Commander for Lisburn, I am delighted to be involved in many aspects of the work the Trust delivers.  Quite often as a Police service we deal with the symptoms of social deprivation and educational and economic disadvantage within communities. It is refreshing to work with a body that has developed a long term plan to address these issues and are investing in the future of their community in a really constructive way. I wish the Resurgam Trust every success as they move forward.

Chief Inspector Darrin Jones, PSNI Area Commander for Lisburn

I was really pleased to visit the Laganview Enterprise Centre and see some of the fantastic work being done by the Resurgam Trust. It a shining example of the role that social enterprise can have in developing communities, and the range and reach of the Resurgam Trust’s activity is making a hugely positive impact on people in the Lisburn area. I wish them continued success.

Vernon Coaker MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

“I was pleased to visit the Resurgam Trust on Friday 4th January 2013 and was impressed with the excellent work that the Trust is undertaking in Lisburn. I wish you every success for the future.”

Theresa Villiers, The Rt Hon Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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