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.