Mrs Joan Christie steps down from her role as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the County of Antrim in June 2019 after 11 years of service.
To mark the end of her service and create a legacy in her honour, the Council has established the Mrs Joan Christie CVO OBE Legacy Bursary Scheme which will support young people to Believe, Achieve and Succeed.
Mrs Christie has a particular interest in young people, music, gardening and community volunteering and this Legacy Bursary Scheme will ensure her support for our Borough, in particular our young people, continues beyond her term of office.
Bursaries will launch in July 2019 and reopen at the same time each year.
Two bursaries of £1,000 to be awarded to talented young musicians from the Borough to further their career.
Two bursaries of £1,000 to be awarded to young volunteers who play an active role in a group in the Borough.
Two bursaries of £1,000 to be awarded to the groups in which these two young people volunteer.
Two bursaries of £1,000 to be awarded to special schools for horticulture projects.
Further details of the Bursaries including criteria, how to apply and closing dates will be available in June with the opening date July 2019.
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