The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund ambassadors are spreading the word about the €130,000 that’s up for grabs and encouraging voluntary, non-profit and youth groups to apply for funding to deliver impactful youth projects.
Ambassador: Eoghan McDermott
Bio: Eoghan is a TV and radio presenter, best known for hosting the talent show The Voice of Ireland.
Fun fact: Eoghan trained at the Broadway Academy of Dance in New York and has toured with Chris Brown.
Quote: “I'm sure there are loads of young people who have a talent or a skill but don't have the opportunity to use it – the Thank You Fund can help”
Find out more about Eoghan McDermott.
Ambassador: Joanne O’Riordan
Bio: An inspirational campaigner of disability rights, Joanne won the 2015 Junior Chamber International’s Outstanding Young Person of the Year award.
Fun fact: Joanne has addressed the United Nations in New York discussing how technology can enhance the lives of people with disabilities.
Quote: “I’ll be encouraging young people to get out there and be themselves. I want to encourage them to get involved in their communities and make new friends.”
Find out more about Joanne O’Riordan.
Ambassador: Pete Snodden
Bio: Pete is a radio presenter and club DJ, and has hosted the breakfast show on Cool FM since 2004.
Fun fact: At the 2013 G8 conference in Belfast, Pete opened for Barrack Obama at his keynote speech.
Quote: “This money is all about helping organisations empower the youth of today, giving them the opportunity to actually go out and make something of themselves as well as gaining confidence.”
Find out more about Pete Snodden.
The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2016 is now closed for applications. Our panel is reviewing all the submitted entries at the moment and the shortlist will be announced in July.