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.
A cool evening at the Criterion was a great way to start off Awesome Newcastle March last night. We drank, gabbed, caught up and got down to the business of giving away $1000 no-strings-attached cash.
Along with our stellar regulars, we greeted five guest board members this evening. It was great to see Amber Moncrie..
The first Awesome Newcastle of 2020 came rolling into Carrington with themes of fun, parties, welcoming and sustainability. Our last Awesome Newcastle was back in November, so it was great to catch up with the board and meet our interesting new attendees at The Criterion. Our host, Alex got the night going and told u..
Last night we wrapped up our final Awesome Newcastle of the year in The Criterion‘s beer garden. The fading summer light and cold beverage combo was a perfect way to see out our last hurrah.This evening was open to the public, so along with our regular board and finalists we saw familiar faces from past events. Sever..
Awesome Newcastle has been going strong for years now, and as tradition has it, we make our final event of the year open to the public! So if you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about, now’s the time to check it out. Meet three returning finalists and ten amazing board members voting on takes home the cash!
September blew past us like a lovely spring breeze, and here we are in October, with another Awesome Newcastle bringing in generous members, dreamers and doers together! Last night a fantastic crew gathered at The Criterion to mingle and make a difference.
We had quite a variety of guest board members including our ..
Loud laughter and robust conversation echoed through The Criterion Hotel last night, as Awesome Newcastle made history yet again. September’s Awesome Newcastle was a particularly memorable affair, because, for the first time ever, we gave away not just $1,000, but $1,100!
We welcomed four planned guest board members..
The Criterion hosted another admirable Awesome Newcastle last night, adding a little Wednesday-evening-excitement to Carrington.
We welcomed a unique crew of talented board members and finalists to share the awesomeness all around. We introduced returning guest board member Anne Long from Greater Bank and first time..
Another month, another no-strings-attached cash giveaway! Awesome Newcastle was lit last night at the Cri… literally, and you’ll see why momentarily. We welcomed heaps of new, generous guest board members including several first-timers. Despite the winter July weather, we were toasty and talkative as we enjoyed som..
Last night we enjoyed our second Awesome Newcastle at The Criterion in Carrington. After months of bouncing around Newy, we’re so happy to have found a new home for Awesome Newcastle. We munched on tasty chippies and sipped on bubbly bevvies and settled in for a night of great ideas.
Along with our fabulous permanen..
Last night’s Awesome Newcastle was open to the public and, wow, what a great crowd! This was our first event held in Carrington and also our first event where we collaborated with the Hunter Innovation Festival, (which is on for another week, by the way). The Criterion made us feel loved and important; it was a cris..