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About


Awesome Newcastle provides $1,000 grants every month to help community projects in Newcastle, Australia. No strings attached.

We’re for can-do people with ideas and determination. We believe awesome ideas can make a big impact.

We’re here to further the impact with a monthly bag of cash. We’re not a charity and our goal is $0 profit for ourselves.

We’re a foundation created to help the artists, creators, ideas people and leaders of Newcastle.


How it works

1

Awesome ideas are submitted by the artists, creators, ideas people and leaders of Newcastle every month. Businesses, individuals, organisations and not-for-profits are all welcome.

2

Three finalists each month are invited to present to the Awesome Newcastle board during the monthly board meeting. We meet on the last Thursday of the month in a different location around Newcastle.

3

The board presents the winner with $1,000 cash. The ten board members of Awesome Newcastle provide the grant money from their own pockets. Awesome Newcastle takes nothing in return.

 


Board members

Andy Howard
Andy Howard
Technology + Commercial The Village of Useful

Adam Lance
Adam Lance
Creative + Commercial The Village of Useful

Adam Heslop
Adam Heslop
Managing Director Boardwalk Capital

Amy Tribe
Amy Tribe
Executive Officer nib foundation

Chris Joannou
Chris Joannou
Founder The Edwards Bar

Lois Donaldson
Lois Donaldson
GM Marketing and Business Development Wine Selectors

Adam Novak
Adam Novak
Head of Customer Experience nib Health Fund

Guest Member
Monthly Guest!
A guest joins us every month

 

Apply to be a guest board member

Regular Guest Board Members

Along with our permanent board, we have a rotation of regular guest board members that join us each month.

Jacqui Daley
Jacqui Daley
The Measured Marketer

Don Magin
Don Magin
Magin Consulting

Amber Moncrieff
Amber Moncrieff
Hunter Plastic Surgery

Amir Anebi
Amir Anebi
Sitest

 


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