Now in its 12th year, the Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund was set up in 2011 to mark the 125th anniversary of the company.
Over the years, the Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund has supported projects including community, social and education programmes aimed at youth, healthy and active lifestyles and environmental leadership. To date €1,255,00 has been given to 121 non-profit organisations across the island of Ireland.
In 2022, Coca‑Cola will donate a further €100,000 to youth-orientated non-profit groups committed to support young people to build sustainable communities.
For the purposes of the Fund, young people are defined as those aged between 16 and 25 years of age.
The Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund is one of a number of initiatives that the Coca‑Cola Company is championing, together with its bottling partner Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland, to support young people across the island of Ireland.
Youth Empowered is another programme delivered by the Coca‑Cola System designed with the specific aim of supporting women and at-risk youth to fulfil their potential, while supporting the economic recovery.
Through these initiatives, and its partnerships with Irish Youth Foundation and Youth Action NI, Coca‑Cola wants to inspire young people to become change champions by taking a more active role in the creation of sustainable communities.
What is this year’s theme?
In 2022, the Fund will focus on one overall theme – Investing in Sustainable Communities – enabling everyone to live in a community where economic and environmental sustainability as well as social equity is at its heart. The Fund will help to nurture a generation of change champions who will help to shape, create and maintain sustainable communities for the benefit of all.
Within this theme, the Fund is seeking applications which fall under one or more of the following three categories:
Educational, Training, Resilience, entrepreneurship programmes for young people
2. DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Programmes that support Diversity & Inclusivity and social equity among young people
How will the Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund be allocated in 2022?
The Fund judging panel will determine the division of the funding.
The Fund’s application form facilitates entrants in selecting which funding amount is most suitable for their project – €5,000, or €10,000.
Full details available on the link below: