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.
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..
Another Awesome Newcastle is happening soon, and this one is open to the public and in collaboration with the Hunter Innovation Festival. Please join us for the special occasion at The Criterion to celebrate three amazing ideas in Newcastle. Only one person will take home $1000, but in this rare situation, anyone who..
Slowly and steadily Awesome Newcastle has been making its way around different dynamic venues in town. Last night’s event was a classy experience in one of Newcastle’s most iconic and historical buildings, Custom’s House. The staff made us feel welcome as we gathered in their epic blue room, and got down to business…
It feels like we’ve barely recovered from Awesome February, but here we are charging into March. Yesterday the clouds couldn’t keep us from fun, food, booze and fascinating ideas. MoneyPenny graciously hosted us, and we enjoyed the ambiance of the Honeysuckle boardwalk with views of our harbour.
This month along wit..
Last night we had our first Awesome Newcastle of 2019! Morale was up as we gathered downstairs in the Flying Tiger‘s lively and leafy courtyard. The sun set, and we settled in for a night of learning about the brightest and best ideas of our city.
We were excited to see returning guest board member Don Magin. After ..