Still Time to Apply to Coca-Cola Thank You Fund

The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2016 is awarding €130,000 in grants for projects that inspire and support young people in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The deadline for applications is 7 June and entries can be submitted online at

Deadline for applications: 7 June 2016

The Irish Youth Foundation is partnering with the Fund this year, along with YouthAction Northern Ireland. The Fund will award 13 grants in total in 2016 - 1 grant of €30,000; 8 grants of €10,000 and 4 grants of €5,000.

Youth inspiration and disability campaigner Joanne O’Riordan and broadcasters Eoghan McDermott and Pete Snodden are this year’s Coca-Cola Thank You Fund ambassadors, and they are calling on non-profits and voluntary groups to get involved.

The Fund is hoping to hear from groups with ideas for innovative projects in the following areas:

  • Self Esteem & Confidence Building: Projects that help equip young people with skills for living, life and work
  • Wellbeing: Initiatives focused on providing youth with an outlet to support their mental health and wellbeing - from creative pursuits to mentorship, to community involvement 
  • Leadership: Programmes for young people to develop their leadership skills – positioning them as future community, business or cultural leaders.

The Fund has been in existence since 2011 and in that time it has supported 43 organisations for community, social and education programmes aimed at promoting youth development, healthy and active lifestyles, and environmental leadership. To date €625,000 has been awarded in grants, with over 30,000 people positively impacted as a result.

Please do not hesitate to contact Cillian Murphy in Q4 PR on 01-4751444 with any queries about the Fund.