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.
We did it again! Last night’s Awesome Newcastle was intimate, inspiring and informative. We were down a few board members due to it being so soon after the Easter Weekend, but never-the-less we gathered, gabbed and gulped down a beer from our lovely venue, The Criterion.
This week we welcomed several returning gue..
Last night The Criterion graciously hosted March’s Awesome Newcastle! We entered the autumn season and enjoyed the last of the leisurely sunny evenings for a while.
We sipped bevies and chatted with new and familiar faces in the room. This month the board welcomed back Graham Batten of Newcastle Permanent Charita..
After several months of uncertainty, Awesome Newcastle was back at The Criterion last night ready to rock and roll! As is tradition with the last Awesome of the year, we brought back three fantastic finalists from 2020 to give them another shot at winning some cold hard cash.
We had six guest board members last nigh..
This Wednesday night we kicked off yet another digital Awesome Newcastle with our regular radiant board members and three exceptional guest board members. Because of its remote nature, some of us had drinks from our offices, some of us Zoomed together and some of us voted later in the night. Regardless we all found a..
This month we wel..
Awesome Newcastle was virtually vivacious and digitally dynamic again last night, for the third month in a row. Despite distance, board members checked in, gave money, watched pitches, discussed, debated and voted to make a difference.
We welcomed three returning guest board members last night: Becky Kiil of Newcast..
Yet again Awesome Newcastle has gone digital, navigating these uncertain times with alacrity and authenticity! Three fantastic finalists sent us three different video pitches this month. We emailed them to our board, a few of us zoomed, the money was transferred through various accounts and at last a difficult decisi..
It would sound like an April Fool’s joke if you haven’t been reading the news, but here we are. Awesome Newcastle is adapting to the realities of Covid-19, keeping each other safe and playing to an empty stadium. This Wednesday night instead of meeting at our much loved local haunt, our host and organiser sent a grou..
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..