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Launched seven years ago the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund has so far donated €855K to 70 non-profit organisations across Ireland. Official partners include the Irish Youth Foundation and YouthAction Northern Ireland.

The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund will award a total of €100,000 to youth-oriented non-profit organisations in 2018. Grants will be awarded ranging from anywhere from €5,000 to €30,000. This year applicants will also be invited to submit a 60-second video to support their application.

The €100,000 Thank You Fund seeks to fund projects that inspire and support young people in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Applications are encouraged across a range of categories – the Fund aims to:

  • bridge the divide between education and the workplace
  • encourage diversity and inclusion
  • empower young people to become leaders of the future
  • welcome innovative approaches to sustainability.

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You can apply to the Thank You Fund 2018 via www.coca-cola.ie/thank-you-fund-application-form

The shortlisted applicants will be announced through the Coca-Cola website in September when they’ll be invited to present their ideas to a panel of judges.

The People’s Choice Award

A new element this year is ‘The People’s Choice Award’. Out of all the entries submitted to the Thank You Fund, 20 organisations will be chosen to be posted on www.coca-cola.ie, where they’ll be put to the public vote. The winning organisation will receive €10,000 in funding from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund.

All of the winners of the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund will be announced at Zeminar, a conference for young people held in the RDS in Dublin, in November.

Applications are open until midnight on Friday 13 July 2018.

Learn more here.