Milestone year as all-island campaign celebrates over €1,000,000 donated to youth projects since 2011
€100,000 in funding available to non-profits
Breakfast radio show host, Pete Snodden joined YouthAction Northern Ireland and Mary Peters Trust in Lisburn today, for the launch of the 2019
Now in its ninth year, the
In 2019, grants totalling €100,000*, approximately £85,000**, will be awarded to projects under the categories of education and training, diversity and inclusion in young people and those that take an innovative approach to demonstrating sustainability.
Successful Northern Ireland groups who received grants of either €10,000 or €5,000 in last years’
As one of the beneficiaries of last years’ fund, Dame Mary Peters, said: “I am delighted that my Trust received €10,000 from the
Speaking about this initiative as a positive example of the difference the
“The grant awarded to Mary Peter Trust and indeed all of last year’s winners, has the capacity to change the lives of young people who may otherwise have lost their way, so I encourage youth workers and change leaders across Northern Ireland to apply to this year’s Coca Cola Thank You Fund for the chance to make a real difference in their own local community.”
Applicants can apply at www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou where the straightforward online form includes a 50-word summary of their project in support of their entry.
This year a ‘People’s Choice Award’ will also operate, whereby members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite project among the final 20 shortlisted organisations. Further details of the People’s Choice Award will be announced over the summer.
Speaking at the launch of this year’s campaign, Matthieu Seguin, General Manager of
The Fund is operated in partnership with YouthAction Northern Ireland and The Irish Youth Foundation, and June Trimble MBE, CEO, YouthAction Northern Ireland said: “We’re calling on all charities and voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland to get involved in this year’s
“We are overwhelmed year on year by the innovation and creativity of the projects that are submitted and the impact that they are now having on young people in their local communities. It couldn’t be easier to apply, with the Fund this year surpassing over €1 million in grants donated to non-profit groups across the island of Ireland. If you have a fresh idea for a project that will empower our young people to become leaders of the future, encourage them to embrace diversity or promote sustainability, we want to hear from you! “
Applications for funding can be made via www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou until midnight on Friday 12th of July. Leaders of the shortlisted projects will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of judges in September, with the winners of the
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