The Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund awards €125,000 each year to non-profit organisations with new ideas to get people more active, more often. We’re looking for new projects that will capture the public’s imagination and provide significant benefits to communities across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Do you have an idea to get your community moving? Here’s how to apply for funding:
1. Get up to date
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2. Know your stuff
Take a look through our Thank You Fund FAQs and Terms and Conditions to find out everything you need to know about the Fund, our selection process and whether your organisation is eligible to apply.
3. Plan your answers
Once you start the application form, you won’t be able to save it until the end – so make sure you have enough time to finish it in one sitting.
Before you start, it’s a good idea to write your answers in a Word document first so you can copy and paste them straight into the application form. All applications must be submitted via our online application form. Any pages sent to us by email or post will not be accepted.
You can view all the questions below.
4. Make it count
We want to hear all about the innovative projects you’re working on, so please answer the questions as fully as possible. Each question has a character limit next to it – this refers to the number of letters, spaces and punctuation marks allowed in the answer box. If you go over the limit, you won’t be able to submit your form.
5. Tell us everything
There are 21 questions in total and these are spread over two pages. You’ll need to make sure every question has been answered in order to submit your application. And remember – this is your chance to tell us why your organisation deserves funding, so tell us all about your project and what makes it special.
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Thank You Fund application questions
Before you start filling out the online application form, please take a look at the questions below so you can plan your answers in advance.
Is this the county within which the organisation operates?
Are you aged 18 years or over?
Do you have permission from the organisation to make this application on its behalf?
What is your role within the organisation, e.g. director, member etc
Please provide the organisation’s charity registration number if applicable.
Has the organisation been in operation for a minimum of 12 months
Please confirm that proof of the organisation’s operations is available, with audited accounts if applicable, and will be furnished to Coca‑Cola Ireland upon request
Mission statement (Max character count: 300)
If successful, does the organisation agree to keep Coca‑Cola Ireland informed of the roll-out of the project supported by funding received and to make that information publicly available?
Is there any outstanding legal action pending against the organisation, any member of the management team or of the board?
Please give a description of the project that the organisation will undertake if it is successful in receiving funding. Please demonstrate the need for such a project and include key objectives. (3000 characters)
What makes this project unique and innovative? (2,000 characters)
What will be the impact of the project and how many people will directly benefit? (2,000 characters)
What is the budget break down for the €25,000 if this sum was received from The Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund? (2,000 characters)
The very best of luck to all those applying for 2015 funding!