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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
Position Open
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Joel Goodsir
Joel Goodsir
Head of Marketing
Inspirations Paint
Grant Thomas
Grant Thomas
Barbara Brown
Lois Donaldson
Lois Donaldson
General Manager Marketing and Business Development
Wine Selectors
Adam Heslop
Adam Heslop
Managing Director
Boardwalk Capital
Amy Tribe
Amy Tribe
Executive Officer
nib foundation
Chris Joannou
Chris Joannou
Founder
The Edwards Bar
Guest Member
Monthly Guest!
A guest joins
us every month

 

Apply to be a guest board member

 


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