Voting for 2018 is now closed
The public are being encouraged to put forward their pick from 20 groups shortlisted for the Thank You Fund’s brand-new People’s Choice Award 2018.
Coca-Cola Ireland has revealed a shortlist of 20 non-profit organisations in this year’s
Empowering young people
The groups have been selected for their ideas on bridging the divide between education and the workplace, fostering diversity and inclusion in communities, empowering young people to become the leaders of the future, and welcoming innovative approaches to sustainability.
The candidates will now continue in the process to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a share of the €100,000 Fund.
The People’s Choice Award
‘The People’s Choice Award’ is a new element for the Thank You Fund, being introduced this year. The 20 shortlisted organisations have now been chosen and the public are encouraged to vote based on a summary of each project. The winning organisation will receive up to €10,000 in funding from the
The 20 shortlisted groups that you can vote for are:
Rewarding projects with the potential to inspire
Petre Șandru, Country Manager,
“We’re are once again rewarding projects which have the potential to inspire young people and equip them with a range of skills they will use throughout their lives and careers. I wish all of the shortlisted groups the best of luck throughout this exciting phase.”
Setting up young people for positive futures
Sabina Cotter, Head of Grants and Programmes, Irish Youth Foundation says it’s a pleasure to announce the shortlist. “We reviewed more than 200 applications this year and while it was great to see so many quality applications it also meant that we had some tough decisions to make.
“The projects shortlisted have responded to the Fund’s themes in a variety of creative ways. All are innovative and engaging and have at their core a commitment to setting up young people for positive futures. We look forward to meeting the shortlisted organisations and seeing the grants awarded to those groups which are in a position to have the most profound impact.”