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Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Calling Young Applicants for the Coca-Cola Mayor’s Bursary Scheme

May 3, 2017

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is delighted to announce that entries are now open for the Coca-Cola Mayor’s Bursary Scheme.

Young applicants in the City Council area that wish to develop their skills in the field of the arts and sport or participate in community service, are encouraged to apply. Completed application forms must be returned to the Mayor’s Secretary by 4.00pm on Friday 2nd June 2017.

The Annual Bursary Scheme, financed by Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, will provide a contribution towards the overall cost of a national or international residential lasting at least one week.  The applicant must demonstrate how their chosen course or project will provide them with a unique opportunity, offering experience not normally available at a local level and which will assist with their overall personal development.

The Mayor, Councillor Brian Bloomfield said, “I would like to thank the continued support from Coca-Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland.  Together we have been able to help young people from the area take part in really exciting projects and personal development schemes both at home and overseas, helping them to excel in their chosen specialty and develop core life skills.”

“I would like to encourage all young athletes, performers, musicians, artists and volunteers taking part in a residential project or training scheme, to apply.  We want to support them in their chosen interest and take it to a whole new level. The judging panel will endeavour to support a wide range of applications that will enhance personal development and help our local youth pursue their ambition and strive to become the best.”

Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland Communications and Community Affairs Manager, Gillian Shields said: “As a company with a long standing heritage in Northern Ireland, we are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of those living locally.  Young people need support if they are to develop and reach their full potential, and we hope that these bursaries will go some way towards helping them get the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen field. I look forward to seeing it make a positive change in the lives of those who will benefit.” 

Application forms may be downloaded by clicking here or obtained from:

The Mayor's Secretary
Island Civic Centre,
Lagan Valley Island
BT27 4RL
Tel: 028 9250 9331