Critically-acclaimed writer, actor and screenwriter Stefanie Preissner today reminded youth-oriented non-profits and community groups in Donegal to apply NOW to the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund.

€100,000 in total is up for grabs, and Stefanie is urging those with creative project ideas who want to make a difference to their communities to get online at and submit their application before the deadline of Friday, July 13.

The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund seeks to fund projects that inspire and support young people across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Applications are encouraged for new projects and activities which fall under one or more of the following themes:

  • Bridging the divide between education and the workplace
  • Fostering diversity and inclusion in youth communities
  • Empowering young people to become the leaders of the future
  • Youths taking an innovative approach to sustainability in local communities

    To submit a project idea, all non-profit organisations have to do is get online at, fill out the application form and submit a short video (maximum 60 seconds) explaining why they think their project deserves to be funded.

    No high tech video shots required – video clips can be filmed on phones. Groups just need to demonstrate why their project idea deserves the money and that’s it! It really is that easy.

    Speaking today, Stefanie Preissner said: “I’m thrilled to come on board as an ambassador for the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund. As a creative and ambitious person with big ideas, it can be such a struggle to get access to funding to get your dream project off the ground.

    “I’m calling on all youth groups out there who also dream big to apply for funding with the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund and make a difference to their own lives and those of their communities.”

    So apply today and let the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund take you and your community to new heights!

    Log onto for more detail.

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