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Bursary boost for Ards youngsters

Ards youngsters are being offered the chance to achieve their goals by applying for a £500 bursary.

The Blair Mayne Bursary is open to applications for anyone under the age of 25 from the Ards Borough who 'aspires to excellence' in sport, academic study or adventure training.

Past bursaries have been awarded to talented sports men and women, musicians, students and adventurers to help them pursue their ambitions.

Chairman of the Blair Mayne Bursary Committee, Alderman Ronnie Ferguson, is encouraging young people to take advantage of the funding on offer.

"This is a unique opportunity for any young person from the Ards Borough to benefit from funding of £500 towards realising a particular ambition or taking a step further on the road to fulfilling their potential. The application process is very straightforward and I look forward to receiving a diverse range of applications," he said.

The closing date for applications is Friday, November 15, 2013. Further information and application forms are available from Ursula Mezza at Ards Borough Council, Tel: 028 9182 4021.

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