20 Irish youth-focused projects have been shortlisted for the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund this year with each group having applied for a share of the €100,000 funding.
As part of the shortlist phase, the groups have been invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in October and the winners will be announced at Ireland’s largest youth conference, Zeminar in the RDS on Tuesday 13th November.
This year, the public can also check out a summary of each project on the website and vote for their favourite. The winner will receive up to €10,000 of the €100,000 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund.
All 20 organisations were chosen from over 200 entries for their work on a variety of projects including ones that bridge the gap between education and the workplace, encourage diversity in communities, empower young people to become future leaders and welcome new sustainability projects.
The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund was set up in 2011 and supports projects including community, social and education programmes aimed at young people. To date, the Thank You Fund has given €855,000 to non-profits organisations.
The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is asking you to log-on, view the entries, and vote for your favourite project at www.coca-cola.ie/Thank-You-Fund-Peoples-Choice-Award.