The Resurgam Trust wish to congratulate our Training Officer Alison Holdsworth on her recent achievement of winning first prize in the Ulster University Science Shop Awards. Alison’s recognition came from her dissertation which was based on a body of research she carried out for the Lisburn Safe Project. 


Alison wanted to highlight the substantial work in which the Lisburn Safe Project and over 100 volunteers carryout on a monthly basis, however, also sought to draw attention to the lack of funding in which community safety projects like this so desperately needs in order to develop and continue to provide support to its communities and volunteers. 


The Coordinator for Lisburn Safe: Johnathan McMullan has said; ‘this piece of research is a welcome addition to our constant progression towards additional funding to ensure the project is developing alongside the ever changing needs of the community. With  growing numbers of community safety volunteers who give up their free time to offer help and support where they can’, additional funding and resources are vital for ensuring their safeguarding and that the service they provide remains as professional as possible’. 


Picture L-R: Professor Paul Bartholomew (Pro-Vice Chancellor of Education Ulster University), Alison Holdsworth, Philip Dean (Resurgam Trust Chairman) and Professor Brian Murphy (Director of Access Digital & Distributed Learning)