A collection of our favourite Awesome Foundation funded projects from Newcastle and around the world. Awesome Newcastle is a chapter of The Awesome Foundation. The Awesome Foundation was created in 2009 and has provided over $2.2m in grants via 114 chapters in 26 countries.
Awesome Newcastle April is Sports, Science and Stories
April’s Awesome Newcastle went off without a hitch last night at the Criterion, a cheerful catchup before the Easter holiday. It was a special evening as we welcomed Lauren Devine on as a permanent board member! Lauren’s been a guest member for Awesome Newcastle many times, and we are stoked to have her on full time…
November Awesome is Open-To-The-Public
Last night we were thrilled to host our end-of-year Awesome Newcastle in the Criterion’s Main Bar. As is tradition, for the last Awesome Newcastle of the year we bring back three outstanding finalists and ask them to pitch again. We also open the night up to the public, so they can watch the fun and see how it’s done..
Awesome October Parties and Persists
It was a rainy start to a strange but stellar Awesome Newcastle at the Criterion last night in Carrington. We were down a few board members (and hundred bucks).* We had a finalist bail at the last minute, but we are grassroots group and we persevere regardless.
We welcomed one wonderful guest board member to Aweso..
Awesome September is full of joy
We had an absolute ball last night at the Criterion in Carrington for September’s Awesome Newcastle. We welcomed all our generous board members and fabulous finalists and enjoyed each other’s wonderful company.
Last night our guest board members included: Matt Field of Music People, Maria Jose of Art Thinking, marke..
Awesome August is Amazing
Last week we gathered together again at The Criterion to give away another round of no-strings-attached cash, $1000 to be exact.
This month we were thrilled welcomed three guest board members, James MacDonald of NewyTechPeople, Scott McShane of Life Without Barriers and Mel Histon, Got Your Back Sista.
We had thre..
Awesome July is birthing, books and roller skates!
Another Awesome Newcastle came and went last night at the Criterion in Carrington. It was windy, it was rainy, and things did not go exactly as planned, but here at Awesome Newcastle we are the masters of improvising!
Last night we were thrilled to bring in two permanent board members! Long-time custodian Emma Lev..
Awesome April is Amazing as Always
Last night we were thrilled to get together for another Awesome Newcastle at the Criterion Hotel in Carrington. A few board members were sadly out with Covid, but we had some new faces on the night, which was wonderful! We all chatted and had some cheery beers.
We welcomed several first time guest board members las..
Woo-Hoo Awesome Newcastle in 2022!
After two wild years with the pandemic, Awesome Newcastle is triumphantly still here! Last night we were stoked to launch the first Awesome Newcastle of the new year at The Criterion Hotel, this time in their lovely Beer Garden.
In 2021 we said goodbye and good luck to a few fantastic permanent board members: Don ..
November Awesome Newcastle ends Nicely
After another interesting year of in-person and digital Awesome Newcastles, we were quite pleased to wrap up our last one in the flesh at our lovely watering hole, The Criterion. Our last Awesome Newcastle in public was in June, so it was quite a delight to reunite.
Along with our fabulous regulars, we welcomed th..
Awesome Newcastle Zooms into Spring
Sadly the lockdown continues into the joyous new season of rebirth, but fortunately Awesome Newcastle has plenty of tools to manage! Last night we enjoyed sips via screen after watching our three finalists present very different, but lovely ideas.
We welcomed three guest board members, returning board members Anne..