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The Joan Christie Legacy Bursary Scheme 2024

Applications close 31 August 2024

Bursary Awards

Bursary Awards

Created in 2019 in recognition of the significant work carried out by the late Mrs Joan Christie CVO OBE, in her role as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the County of Antrim, the bursary scheme offers applicants the opportunity to apply for a £1,000 bursary. There are two awards under each of the following three categories:

  1. Music Bursary Award – to assist talented young musicians from the Borough to further their career.
  2. Volunteering Bursary Award – to assist young volunteers who play an active role in a group within the Borough. (The Council will offer a further two bursaries of £1,000 each to the groups that the young people volunteer with)
  3. Horticultural Bursary Award – to assist with the delivery of horticultural projects within schools.

A Message from Mrs Harriet Roberts

My late mother, Mrs Joan Christie CVO OBE, had the privilege of serving as Lord Lieutenant for Country Antrim from 2008 until 2019.  

Over the course of her tenure as Lord Lieutenant, she had the pleasure of meeting lots of incredible people but the part of the role that gave her the most joy was meeting with young people from across the County and Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey. She loved talking to the many wonderful young people that she met. Their enthusiasm, passion and aspiration left her feeling enthused and inspired.    

My mother was deeply honoured by the Council’s decision to create a bursary scheme in her name. She was thrilled by the opportunities that the scheme would offer young people in the borough and, before her sudden passing in January 2023, she greatly enjoyed personally awarding bursaries to talented musicians, committed youth volunteers and schools delivering special education. 

My family and I are delighted to continue our support for the scheme. The Joan Christie bursaries recognise her belief that the youth of the Borough represent the future. I’m confident that this investment into Co Antrim’s amazing young people will also act as a fitting legacy for everything she represented.  

A Message from Mrs Harriet Roberts

Bursary Awards

Music Bursary Award

For talented young musicians who live within the Borough

View Music Bursary Award

Volunteering Bursary Award

Young Volunteers Who Play an Active Role in a Group in the Borough and their Volunteer Organisations

View Volunteering Bursary Award

Horticultural Bursary Award

Bursary for Horticulture Projects

View Horticultural Bursary Award