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.
It felt like new beginnings and yet also sweet nostalgia as our board gathered for the first time in many years in The Edwards Beer Garden last night for Awesome Newcastle. Prior to the tragic fire, The Edwards was a regular go-to location for many special Awesome Newcastles. It’s nice to return again.
Last night’s Awesome Newcastle warmed our hearts yet again. We all arrived at The Criterion Hotel in Carrington to have a few drinks and learn about great ideas and people in the community.
We welcomed three guest board members. Mel Histon of Got Your Back Sista returned for another round of Awesome, and first tim..
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…
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..