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Causeway Coast & Glens Enterprise Week 2019
11 March 2019

Enterprise Week Social Enterprise Event

Date: Wednesday 6th March

As part of the Enterprise Week 2019 Programme, organisations from across Causeway Coast and Glens had the opportunity to hear from Amanda Johnston of Social Enterprise NI about Social Value and the challenges for the community sector in considering and sustaining social enterprise.

Attwood calls for Enterprise Zones in areas of economic disadvantage
6 February 2019

SDLP Belfast Council Group brought forward a motion to Belfast City Council to call for the development of Enterprise Zones across the city were unemployment rates are high after their success in other parts of GB. 

Cllr Tim Attwood said: 

Social Value Conference 2019
4 February 2019

Social Enterprise NI – Social Value Conference 2019


On Thursday 31st January 2019 around 200 delegates from cross sector organisations attended the annual Social Value Conference, hosted by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council at the Theatre at The Mill. The theme of this year’s conference was Social Value: How can it be properly Implemented. 

The conference host was UTV’s Paul Clark who has been a supporter of Social Enterprise NI events for several years.

24 January 2019

Lisburn-based Social Enterprise Employers For Childcare is delighted to launch a £2.5 million build-project of a new family adventure centre called ‘High Rise’ at its existing premises on Altona Road which will create up to 50 new jobs.  High Rise will incorporate a Clip ‘n Climb experience, only the second of its kind in Northern Ireland, along with a soft play area, sensory room and a number of spaces for birthday parties and corporate room hire.

Applications open for bursaries to support promising young Northern Irish sports stars
22 January 2019

The GLL Sports Foundation (GSF) will award promising young athletes in Northern Ireland bursary packages to help them achieve their sporting dreams.


The bursary packages, awarded to athletes who successfully apply for them, will include financial grants, access to sports science, medical support and employment opportunities.


Social enterprise GLL runs 14 leisure centres in Belfast in partnership with Belfast City Council. The GLL Sports Foundation is the largest independent athlete support programme in the UK.