Ní Chuilín Launches Bursary Scheme
Sports and Culture Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín today launched the 2012 NI Volunteers Bursary Scheme for local people volunteering at the 2012 Games in London.
Minister Ní Chuilín said: “Being a Games Maker will be a once in a lifetime experience. It will give local volunteers an opportunity to play their part in delivering the world’s largest sporting event."
The Minister continued:
“I want everyone who wants to participate in the London 2012 Games to have the opportunity to do so. “I am launching this bursary scheme today to support local people with costs which may otherwise be a challenge to them accepting an offer to become a 2012 Games Maker. My Department has committed £30,000 to the scheme and other local partners have been invited to contribute to the fund to ensure that our Games Makers can take up this wonderful opportunity.”