Coca-Cola Thank You Fund
Are you involved in a non-profit organisation with an innovative idea to support and inspire young people in your local area?
The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is back and inviting charities, community groups, voluntary organisations, sporting groups and NGOs to apply for funding before Friday 12th July, with €100,000 up for grabs!
Now in it's ninth year, the Thank You Fund will this year surpass €1 million in total donations to youth groups across Ireland.
Is your organisation or local community group passionate about promoting healthy, active lifestyles and environmental leadership in young people?
Well, you could win a grant of €5,000, €10,000 or €20,000 to help bring your creative ideas to life!
How To Apply
Simply fill out Coca-Cola's Thank You Fund application here.
The things Coca-Cola want to know about your idea are:
- Is your project unique?
- Is it innovative?
- Could it really make a difference in the lives of young people in your local community?
- What exactly would you do with the funding if your project won
If your project falls under one of the following categories then why not apply:
- Educational and training programmes for young people
- Programmes that support diversity and inclusivity in young people
- Programmes that take an innovative approach to demonstrating sustainability to young people
Whether your organisation is big or small, the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund wants to hear from you.
Once applications close a panel of judges will choose a shortlist of 20 organisations.
Those shortlisted will also have the chance to win the People’s Choice Award, voted for by the public to secure additional funding.
Applications are open until midnight 12th of July, so get cracking!
Last Year's Winners
Children’s Books Ireland received €10,000 in funding for the development of their homeless family hub libraries. Elaine Ryan, Director of Children’s Books Ireland, spoke about the importance of the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund’s support.
“The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund saw the value in our project and backed us even though they knew it wasn’t going to be easy to succeed. They enabled us to work with young people in family hubs who are experiencing some of the most challenging times of their lives.”
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind were another 2018 Fund recipient, awarded €5,000 for their initiative supporting young people with visual impairment transitioning to third level. John Burke, Corporate Partnership Manager at Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind explained:
“The programme will focus on physical health, practical work experience, assistive technology, sustaining mental well-being and promoting positive self-esteem.
“It has given us some additional funding which has and is enabling extra projects and activities with the teenagers and young adults in our youth clubs. For example, we started a new music and drama class for young members due entirely to the additional funding from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund.”
That's just some of the amazing 83 groups that Coca-Cola's Thank You Fund has helped over the past nine years.
You can find out more about previous winners and how to enter the Fund here.