Thank You Fund

‘Now she can play again’: Coca-Cola Thank You Fund gives €10,000 to music charity

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The Drake Music Project helps young people with disabilities in accessing independent music-making workshops. We spoke with its NI CEO and tutor Michelle McCormack about the impact this funding will have on the work the charity does. Can you explain how your charity helps young people? The Drake Music Project exists to help musicians with various disabilities to compose and perform music. In order to do that we design, build and provide adapted musical

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‘This money is pivotal to our charity’: Extern Limerick wins €30,000 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund

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Awarded the €30,000 for its Jumping Hurdles Horse Project, Extern Limerick provides young people across Limerick city with the competencies to seek and gain employment in the equine sector. We caught up with Extern Limerick project coordinator Robbie Corrigan to find out how much of a difference this funding will make to young people in Limerick. Can you explain how your charity helps young people? Extern, is the leading social justice charity on

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Hijabs and Hat-tricks: Sport Against Racism Ireland awarded €10,000 by Coca-Cola Thank You Fund

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A sports programme dedicated to free weekly soccer classes for young women called Hijabs and Hat-tricks has won one of the top grants from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund. We spoke to Sports Against Racism Ireland’s Rob Taylor about what winning means to the charity. Can you explain how your charity helps young people? Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) was set up 20 years ago in response to what was then a new problem in Dublin and Ireland. After

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Meet the 2016 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund winners

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Meet the winners of the 2016 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund, which sees €130,000 awarded to youth charities across Ireland to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Coca-Cola. Congratulations! €30K – Extern Limerick for its ‘Jumping Hurdles Horse Project’, providing young people across Limerick city with the competencies to seek and gain employment in the equine sector. €10K – Beacon of Light Counselling Centre to

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Turning dreams into reality: Coca-Cola Thank You Fund gives €130,000 to youth charities across Ireland

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The winners of the 2016 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund have been announced in an awards ceremony in the heart of Dublin. The fund awarded €130,000 to youth charities across Ireland to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Coca-Cola. Here’s who won the top €30,000 prize and why… Modernity was fused with history as the winners of Coca-Cola's Thank You Fund were unveiled at a pulsing tech hub located in the historic CHQ Building in heart of Dublin’s Digital

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Coca-Cola awards €130,000 in funding to community projects serving youth across Ireland and Northern Ireland

Coca-Cola today announced that it has awarded €130,000 to community groups in Ireland and Northern Ireland for a series of innovative projects which will support and inspire young people. Extern Limerick is receiving €30,000 from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund for its Jumping Hurdles Horse Project, which will equip young people across Limerick City with the competencies to seek and gain employment in the equine sector. Extern will work with ten young

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Meet the shortlist for the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2016

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The shortlist for this year’s Coca-Cola Thank You Fund has now been decided by the judging panel. Chosen projects aimed at innovatively supporting young people aged 12 to 25 are now in with a chance of receiving a grant from the €130,000 funding pot. Broadcaster Eoghan McDermott, an ambassador for the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund, says: “We were blown away by the quality of the entries received this year – each one has vast potential to inspire and support

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How the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is helping make a big impact with young people in County Donegal

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Getting disenfranchised young people interested in local issues can be a tall order, but the Donegal Youth Service is rising to that challenge. And it has just helped implement a sporty new scheme… Martin Keeney, Youth Council coordinator from the Donegal Youth Service, tells us how €25,000 from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is helping to engage young people in Donegal through the Shake Up Sports scheme. What is the Donegal Youth Council? The Donegal

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How our Coca-Cola Thank You Fund has made a big difference to a youth service in Tipperary

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Youth Work Ireland Tipperary is a regional service that supports and empowers young people in Tipperary and East Limerick. Youth project worker Moira Merrigan tells us how €25,000 from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is helping to build the confidence of young people in Ireland. Find out more about Youth Work Ireland Tipperary. What is Youth Work Ireland Tipperary? We’re here to support and motivate young people. Our service includes: youth sessions employment

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Video: Q&A with Joanne O’Riordan

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Campaigner Joanne O’Riordan, who’s addressed the United Nations in New York on disability rights, chats about why she’s excited to be a 2016 ambassador for Coca-Cola’s Thank You Fund. What made you want to be an ambassador for the Thank You Fund this year? I’m delighted to be part of the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund as I think it's really important to support community initiatives. I’m always looking for local organisations to get involved with and

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