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Bursary Awards

Created in 2019 in recognition of the significant work carried out by 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:

  • Music Bursary Award – to assist talented young musicians from the Borough to further their career.
  • 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)
  • Special Schools Bursary Award – to assist with the delivery of horticultural projects within the school.
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Bursary Awards

A Message from Mrs Joan Christie CVO OBE

It has been a privilege for me to have been Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the County of Antrim since 2008.

During this time, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people but in particular Young people from across the County and the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey.

I am simply thrilled that as I commence a new chapter in life the Council has created this bursary scheme in my name. This is not only a fabulous opportunity for the youth of the Borough but an opportunity for me to continue to meet inspirational young people whilst supporting them to believe, achieve and succeed.

I look forward to playing my role in awarding bursaries to talented musicians, committed youth volunteers and schools delivering special education. The youth of this Borough represent the future and I cannot think of a more worthy investment than supporting them achieve their full potential.

Mrs Joan Christie CVO, OBE