Bursary deadline is extended

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Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has announced that the closing deadline for completed applications for the Mayor’s Coca-Cola Bursary Scheme has been extended until Friday 19th August at 5.00pm.

Funded by Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland, the Mayor’s Annual Bursary Scheme is aimed at young residents of the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council area wishing to pursue courses or projects in the areas of arts, sport and community service development. Those interested in applying must be aged between 14 and 21 on 1st April 2016.

It is expected that the opportunities being supported would not normally be available at a local level; and will improve individual performance and personal development in the applicant’s chosen field of arts or sport.

The Mayor, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE, has welcomed the extended closing deadline.

He said: “The deadline for the Bursary Scheme has been extended to ensure that we provide the young people from within the area with every opportunity to submit their applications and prevent potential candidates from missing out on invaluable funding.

“The council believes that the investment in personal development of young people is indispensable and this scheme will provide a stepping stone to young athletes, aspiring coaches and arts performers.

“I would encourage everyone aged between 14 and 21 on 1st April 2016 who has an interest in the areas of arts, sport or community service development to submit an application now.

“Through this scheme, the council and Coca-Cola hope to support life-changing opportunities for young people from the council area.”

Completed application forms must be returned to the Mayor’s Secretary by Friday 19th August at 5.00pm.

Application forms can be downloaded at www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk.