REMINDER: APPLICATIONS FOR THE COCA-COLA THANK YOU FUND 2014 WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL JUNE 16th
Voluntary and non-profit organisations are being reminded to apply for five grants of €25,000 aimed at new programmes encouraging people to become more active before the fast approaching June 16th, 2014 deadline. Those with ideas for projects that will get people moving are urged to submit an application at www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou.
Representatives of organisations which submit applications with the most engaging approaches to promoting activity will be included in a shortlist of twelve and will be invited to go before a judging panel.
Each of the shortlisted organisations will have to present a 10-minute pitch to the judges about their project and why they think they should receive the funding, followed by a further 10-minute Q&A session with the panel. The five winning ideas will be announced in October 2014.
The judging panel will consist of Lorraine Ho, Managing Director of Bootcamp Ireland, Tina Murphy, founder of Run with Tina, Denis Toomey, President, Cycling Ireland and Deirdre Garvey, CEO at The Wheel. Representatives from both of the Fund’s partner organisations The Federation of Irish Sport, and the Northern Ireland Sports Forum are also included in the panel along with Erica Roseingrave of Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland.
The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund was launched in 2011 and has so far distributed €375,000 in grants. This year’s funding total of €125,000 will bring the amount donated through the Fund to half a million Euro. More information about the Fund is available at www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou. Entries will be accepted online until 16th June.