Our book launch at Lisburn Museum 14th Feb 2020





Congratulations to Lisburn SAFE

who recently received

the Mayor's ‘Making a Difference’ Award

We wish Doreen a happy 100th birthday

Congratulations to Mrs McKee

on turning 100 years young!

LaganView Enterprise and LaganView Community Gym

Complete JAM Training


Lisburn SAFE members

Thank you to all our volunteers

who have assisted us with our Covid 19 assistance

Mayor and Mayoress Trimble

visit our new Highway Cart!


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:
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Laganside Business Services Ltd (formerly Laganside Print) has been trading from 2000. It supports businesses and groups in a number of different ways

Laganside Business Services is a standalone Social Enterprise within the Resurgam family but it also supports all the other Social Enterprises and a large number of the Member Group with a number of services including business development, marketing and administration

The Welcome House was established in 2006 and is now situated at 28/30 Bridge Street, Lisburn

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. In 2021 a needs analysis was carried out to gain a better understanding of this growing population. Click this link to read the full report

Laganview Community Gym was opened in October 2013 to help people of all ages access a gym facility at an affordable price

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

LaganView celebrated 10 years in business in April 2018 it was established as a company limited by guarantee in April 2004 but was not officially opened until April 2008.

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

Lisburn Community Inns Ltd was formed in 2007 and was a big investment for The Trust to make at the time

is a social enterprise trading as The Highway Inn Bar & Kitchen 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

Lisburn Community Self Build Ltd want to assist those young people who are leaving school with little aspirations or those who are unemployed with little prospects of employment. The Self Build ethos has been and is through:




New Horizons Credit Union Ltd was formed in the year 2000 to assist people in managing their finances

At present we have 2 branches one situated in Lisburn and one in Dunmurry. We are a geographical Credit Union.

Lisburn Branch open every Thursday between 10:30 – 15:30

Dunmurry Branch open every Friday between Friday 12:00 – 16:00

We are:

  • Not for Profit

  • Not for Charity

  • But for Service

Premier Taxi Company opened its doors in 2005 and currently has approximately 50 drivers on the books. We are the only Social Enterprise Taxi Company in Lisburn City

Why choose Premier Taxi Company?

  • Competitive prices
  • Friendly, reliable service
  • 24 hour service
  • Smart uniformed drivers
  • Airport runs
  • Wheelchair accessible cars
  • Minibuses
  • Executive, saloon and estate cars

The regeneration of Hilden Primary School linking in with Hilden Mill and Lagan Towpath

After several years of lobbying in 2018 Resurgam Trust was named as the lead partner by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council to look at ways of bringing Hilden Primary School ‘back to life’

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

Winner of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community.

Queens Award

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