Coca Cola funding for voluntary groups

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VOLUNTARY and non-profit organisations in Donegal have been urged to apply for a grant from the Coca Cola Thank You Fund.

Relevant organisations in Donegal which want to kick-start new programmes encouraging people to become more active could win €25,000 to get them up-and-running.

Five grants totalling €125,000 are up for grabs for new sport and physical activity initiatives under the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund, which was launched by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD and Irish athlete Derval O’Rourke. Derval is this year’s ambassador for the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund.


Applications for the Fund are being accepted online until 6pm on the 16th of June at

“This is a great initiative which aims to get people moving and help non-profit groups to stage physical activities. This year, five organisations will each receive €25,000 for their projects, and I encourage other groups to think about how they can promote active living through this fund,” said Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.
Fund ambassador Derval O’Rourke urged her followers on Twitter to start thinking of bright ideas that could use funding. She wrote: “Because #MovementIsHappiness we’re looking for inspiring projects that will get people moving! Enter at”
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 Entries will be accepted online until 16th June 2014.

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