Blair Mayne Bursary Award Scheme
Ards and North Down Borough Council is seeking to appoint External Contributors to serve on the Blair Mayne Bursary Sub-Committee
In 1996, legacy Ards Borough Council sought public subscriptions to erect a statue of Lt Col. Blair Mayne in Conway Square, Newtownards, to honour his outstanding bravery and achievements during the Second World War and his remarkable life. The statue was erected in 1997 and surplus funds raised were used to establish the Blair Mayne Bursary. Bursaries have been awarded to young people ever since. The last awards were distributed in March 2023, prior to the Council local elections.
Ards and North Down Borough Council will continue to award the Blair Mayne Bursary, for the next Council term, for the benefit of young people under 25 years of age from across the wider Borough who aspire to excellence in the categories of academic study; sport or adventure training. This will be done through a Blair Mayne Bursary Sub-Committee which is comprised of four elected members and three external contributors.
The Council now wishes to appoint three external contributors to serve on the Blair Mayne Bursary Sub-Committee for a 4-year period (until June 2028). The purpose of the Blair Mayne Bursary Sub-Committee is to:
• manage the Blair Mayne Bursary fund.
• invite applications for the Bursary from eligible candidates.
• act as a selection panel to award the bursaries on an annual basis.
External Contributors must meet at least one of the following criteria:
• demonstrate experience and knowledge in the field of academic study, sport,or adventure training, at a professional level and/or
• be an office bearer of or be otherwise affiliated to an organisation which promotes any of those disciplines; and/or
• demonstrate expert knowledge in the history, achievements and leadership qualities of Lt Col Blair Mayne which inspired this Bursary.
The Sub-Committee normally meets 3-4 times per year. The work of the SubCommittee is supported and facilitated by a Council Officer. Meetings of the Sub-Committee are minuted and the Minutes are tabled for approval by the Council. The Minutes are treated as a public record. External contributors, on appointment, will be asked to complete a “Declaration of Interest” form.
Remuneration: This is a voluntary role. The Council will cover reasonable travel expenses.
How to Apply: Application Forms and further information can be obtained from email@example.com or by phoning 0300 013 3333 Ext: 40715
The closing date for applications is Friday 1st September 2023. Applications submitted after that date will not be considered
Blair Mayne Bursary award scheme currently closed
- Are you aged 25 or younger?
- Are you thinking of pursuing a career in sport, academic study or adventure training?
- Would a £500 bursary help?
The Blair Mayne Bursary Award Scheme, operated by Ards and North Down Borough Council, awards £500 to applicants to help them realise their aspirations by helping fund a goal or a particular project.
Application forms can be picked up at Council offices at Bangor Castle and Church Street Newtownards.
Application form is below: editable PDF to be completed, saved and returned by email. Guidance notes for applicants can be found in the drop down section below: please read before completing application.
Closing date for applications is 9 January 2023 at 12.00noon.
- Blair Mayne Bursary Application Form 2023 (pdf 61 KB)