first_imgCoca-Cola Fund in Ireland opens for 2013 The overall winner will receive €25,000 and a further ten organisations will receive €10,000 each.Applicant organisations will be required to provide details on the reach and impact of their proposed project, as well as the innovative aspect which will capture the imagination and interest of the local community and encourage them to become involved. Last year’s winnerIn 2012 the winner of the main award of €25,000 was The Irish Olympic Handball Association (IOHA). The IOHA applied for funding to introduce the concept of Street Handball to communities across Ireland. Other organisations were awarded €10,000 in funding for their initiatives, which included the creation of a new well-lit outdoor walking track in the grounds of Ballyduff Football Club in Co. Waterford; a dancing programme by Cois Ceim Dance Theatre in Dublin, Fortwilliam & Macrory Presbyterian Church in Belfast and a boxing programme focussing on females developed by Ballina Boxing Club, Co. Mayo. Entries are open until Friday 19th July 2013 and applications can be submitted online.After the closing date, a judging panel, which will include representatives from The Federation of Irish Sport, The Wheel, NICVA and Coca-Cola, will convene to agree on a shortlist of 45 organisations which will be published on the Coca-Cola website on September 1st, 2013. The public will then be asked to vote on who should be selected. 50% of the final decision will derive from the public vote and 50% will be determined by the expert judging panel. The winners will be announced in November 2013. About Howard Lake 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 and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Coca-Cola Ireland has launched the 2013 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund, offering €125,000 to non-profit organisations in Ireland. The Fund will support new and innovative projects or initiatives that encourage communities to lead more balanced, healthy and active lives. The Fund is specifically looking for interesting new projects which are promoting innovative approaches to nutrition and activity which could have the potential to be scaled and rolled out across other communities. The Fund is supported by The Federation of Irish Sport, The Wheel and The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA). Advertisement  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 June 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more