Meath Fianna Fáil Senator, Thomas Byrne has today urged Meath Community & Voluntary groups and organisations to apply to the ‘Thank You Fund’ from Coca Cola for funding for their activities.
 
The fund has been set up by Coca Cola Ireland on conjunction with The Wheel – an organisation set up to represent community and voluntary organisations in Ireland to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first sale of Coke in Atlanta, USA.
 
A total of €125,000 is on offer to various projects. Ten Prizes of €10,000 along with five prizes of €5,000. Projects must aim to address one of the following three objectives. Social and Education Programmes aimed at young people, Healthy and Active Lifestyles and Environmental Leadership.
 
‘This is a wonderful opportunity for clubs and organisations in Meath to develop one of  their projects and should be seized if possible’ added Byrne
 
Groups such as local sports clubs, Not for Profits and local community & voluntary groups are all eligible to apply in addition to charities and foundations. The deadline for entry is Midnight on 30th June 2011. For further information, please visit www.coca-cola.ie.
 
‘I would urge all local groups to look into applying to this fund. If any group would like help with an application, I would be more than willing to help. I can be contacted by emailing Thomas.Byrne@oir.ie’ concluded Byrne.