THE West Belfast Partnership Board has welcomed Connected Health as a sponsor of the 2020 Aisling Bursaries/Sparántachtaí na hAislinge.

As we celebrate 20 years of the Aisling Bursaries, West Belfast Partnership Board are delighted to announce the continued sponsorship from Connected Health which provides healthcare services in the home and in the local community.

Julie Cordner from Connected Health said: “Connected Health are delighted to once again be a sponsor for the Aisling Bursaries.

“We are happy to be able to play our part in helping young people to develop to their full potential. 

“We believe the Aisling Bursaries Scheme is particularly important in the West Belfast area to help improve the prospects and life chances of our young people, the community and future generations.”

The Aisling Bursaries are part of the fabric of West Belfast and are awarded by West Belfast Partnership Board to the young and the not so young to enable them to take begin, continue or return to vocational training or academic studies. Sponsors of the Aisling Education Bursaries include businesses, community enterprises, families and individuals.

Geraldine McAteer, CEO of West Belfast Partnership said: “We are delighted that Connected Health are once again showing their support for West Belfast by sponsoring an Aisling Bursary. 

“On behalf of the Aisling Committee, staff and Board of the Partnership I would like to thank them for their continued support for the Aisling Bursaries and for the community of West Belfast. The Aisling Bursaries are integral to West Belfast Partnership Board’s commitment to the importance of education in the regeneration of our local community. ”
West Belfast Partnership Board would like to thank Connected Health and all of their other sponsors who have supported them and the community of West Belfast over the past 20 years by donating £665,000 to 806 recipients to help them realise their dream of entering further/higher education or vocational training. 

“As we move to the third decade of the bursaries’ we hope to reach the £1,000,000 mark,” said Geraldine. 

Applications are now available to download from the West Belfast Partnership Board website. 

If you don’t have access to broadband, telephone 02890 809202 and WBPB will post you out a form with details on how to return your application. Closing date is Friday 24th July at 4pm.

Check out our video from the 2014 Bursaries at St Mary's University College.