WHAT IS THE COCA-COLA THANK YOU FUND?
Since its inception, the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund has awarded €855,000 to 70 non-profit organisations across Ireland. From promoting healthy lifestyles to bolstering educational programmes aimed at young people and revitalising museums and cultural heritage.
The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is intended to give a platform to small, voluntary organisations struggling to put their big plans into action. There is a different over-arching theme each year and grants are given out in €5,000, €10,000 or €30,000 allotments. So far, the Fund has been responsible for equipping the youth of Inishbofin with vital life skills through the Inishbofin Community Project, supporting the development of safe online communities with Turn2Me and Leave No Trace Ireland whose project promotes integration between communities in Ireland.
WHAT IS AVAILABLE THIS YEAR?
This year, €100,000 will be given out to various deserving projects – and yours could be one of them! The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund judging panel is looking for non-profit organisations that have exciting ideas and fresh new initiatives surrounding the theme ‘Working with communities in Ireland and Northern Ireland to inspire and support young people.’ Within this theme, the Fund is seeking applications which fall under one or more of the following four categories:
- Bridging the divide between education and the workplace
- Fostering diversity and inclusion among young people
- Empowering young people aged 16 to 25 to become the leaders of the future
- Youths taking an innovative approach to sustainability in local communities
HOW TO APPLY
If you’ve got a worthy cause that needs funding, make sure to get your application in before before Friday July 13th 2018. Don’t forget to specify what size of grant (€5,000, €10,000, €30,000) would be most suitable for realising your project. Apply at www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou with a 60-second video outlining why your cause deserves to win. The short listed videos will be hosted on the Coca-Cola website and put to a public vote – with a chance of securing €10,000 in funding.
To find out more about the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund you can go to there Frequently Asked Questions about the Thank You Fund page on their website HERE