Council Wins Social Enterprise Award

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is very proud and delighted to have been recognised as ‘Council of the Year’ at the recent Social Enterprise Annual Awards, organised by Social Enterprise NI.

Cllr Robert Burgess, Executive Board Member of the NI Local Government Association (NILGA) presented the award to the Council as award sponsors.

Deputy Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Amanda Grehan, speaking about the Award, said: “I am delighted that the commitment of our council to the social economy has been acknowledged regionally.  As a council we work diligently to embrace social entrepreneurship within the Lisburn Castlereagh area.   We fully recognise that social enterprises deliver much needed services, promote inclusion, change lives and provide employment and we are very proud of the social enterprises we have operating in the Lisburn Castlereagh area.”

Alderman Tommy Jeffers representing Alderman William Leathem, Chairman of the Council’s Development Committee added: “It is fantastic to have won this Award, which the Council was pleased to receive on behalf of all our local social enterprises as regional recognition of all the great work they do. In the year ahead we look forward to developing a working relationship with new social enterprises in the Lisburn Castlereagh area and progressing partnerships with existing social enterprises. ”

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has developed a new range of innovative and inspiring programmes and initiatives to support social enterprises to address social and environmental challenges and improve people’s lives in local communities and societies.  This support will promote the creation of new social enterprises, develop the growth and long-term sustainability of existing social enterprises and promote the social economy.