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Coca Cola announces grant shortlist

Coca Cola announces grant shortlist

The Coca Cola Thank You Fund in has shortlisted 45 projects from the nearly 300 which applied to the €125,000 fund available for 2012.

Those projects short listed will now go forward to the public voting state which will make up 50 percent of the vote, with a judging panel making up the other 50%. The vote by the judging panel will take place in tandem with the public vote.

The Facebook voting will be via the Thank You Fund’s website and will run from now until 1st October. In 2012, the Fund will award grants to selected organisations that are delivering initiatives under the theme ‘Supporting an Innovative Approach to the Promotion of Active Lifestyles in Irish Communities’.

Last year, the Fund’s inaugural year, a total of 15 grants were made to non-profit, voluntary and charitable organisations. These grants helped to support Social and Education Programmes aimed at Youth, Healthy and Active Lifestyles, and Environmental Leadership.

The winning project will receive of €25,000. Ten other projects, based on the scores they receive, will each receive €10,000 grants to facilitate the roll-out of their programme in their local community.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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