Published Friday, 13 September 2013
We’re sorry. This video is unavailable from your location.
Are you in Northern Ireland?
1. Why is my postcode required?
We are asking you to insert your postcode before watching some videos to confirm
you can access the video content via u.tv.
This is because some videos on u.tv
are only available in Northern Ireland.
Don't worry, we won't store or use this information for any other purpose.
If you are not in Northern Ireland, the content may be available to watch at itv.com or stv.tv.
2. Why am I directed to itv.com
or stv.tv when I try to view certain
The videos, which are not available on u.tv
to users outside Northern Ireland, will be available to those users on itv.com (for users in England and Wales) or stv.tv (for most users in Scotland).
We need to know where you are in order to make sure you are getting the right content.
If you think we've got your location wrong, then please
Need more help? Contact us
The fund was set up by Penny Holloway and Jim Devlin in memory of their son who was murdered in an unprovoked attack in north Belfast in 2005.
Individual bursaries can amount from anything from about £500 up to £2000 to help young people develop their talent.
Recipients of the grants have travelled all across the UK and Ireland and further afield to hone their skills.
The awards took place on Thursday at the venue under a specially-commission artwork remembering the late school-boy.
"One of the young people has been to Minnesota to a school for her cello playing, another young person is planning to go to a course on the fiddle in Scotland, it's also used if they are going to go to college," Thomas's mum explained.
Eighteen-year-old Eva Richards was one of six students who received awards on Thursday night.
The Ballymena Academy student, who is 2013 NI Young Musician of the Year, has worked hard on her talent and even took lessons over Skype to improve her musicianship.
Eva was able to take part in a two-week course in America with 19 others thanks to the money she received.
"It's made such a difference," she said. "Before I went on the course to America I wasn't really considering music as a career and it's made me look at both music and the world in general because it enabled me to travel for 2,000 miles and really learn something really fantastic things."
The fund, which is managed by the Community Foundation NI, has awarded almost £50,000 over the seven years it's been going.
Thomas's mum believes the fund is a good way to help other young people in memory of her son.
"Thomas himself was really interested in music, he himself played the tenor horn," Penny said.
"We know just how difficult it can be for young people and we also believe that the creative arts and music is a very important means of communication for young people.
"It's a means of expressing themselves and as a fund we take great pride in the fact we are able to support them."
© UTV News