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.
The first Awesome Newcastle of 2018 went off without a hitch and with three great pitches! The Edwards Front Bar again welcomed four new guest board members who munched on some legendary bar grub and listened as three locals share their ideas.
Our lovely guest board members this round were Mark Squires from the Off..
Have you thought getting involved with Awesome Newcastle this year? Here are a few FAQs to keep in mind:
Q. How many people apply to Awesome Newcastle? Do I even have a chance?
A. Interesting question. Because Awesome Newcastle applications never expire, the list of applicants continues to grow, but that doesn’t mea..
In March we opened up to the public for Awesome Newcastle, and it was so much fun that we’re doing it again! Our final Awesome Newcastle of the year is happening Thursday, November 30th, and we’ll be bringing back three of our favourite finalists from Awesome’s past to pitch for the prize cash!
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Even a big storm with unexpected hail couldn’t keep spirits down for October’s Awesome Newcastle! The huge claps of thunder were no match to the huge claps of applause for our latest round of finalists at The Edwards front bar on Thursday night.
Along with our loyal crew of board members, this round at Awesome Newca..
Between a group of ukulele players and team Awesome Newcastle, the crowd at The Edwards last night were quite the vivacious bunch. We were accommodated fantastically, as per usual. We enjoyed the fresh evening and the soon-to-be summer vibes in The Edwards front bar.
Five new board members were on board last night i..
Last night the funky Barbara Brown HQ hosted us in Wickham. It was a special place and a special evening, as it is our board member Grant Thomas‘ final stint at Awesome Newcastle. Barbara Brown is an active investment company which offers their lovely space for Growth Retreats. Grant is Barbara Brown’s Managing Dire..
Awesomely, the accidental theme at last night’s Awesome Newcastle was family. Held in The Edwards cushy and comfortable front bar, July’s Awesome Newcastle was all about looking after yourself and your loved ones. From caring for children to caring for mums to carefully outfitting them all, each finalists sounded ver..
Well, we certainly weren’t reserved at the Reserve bar last night for June’s Awesome Newcastle. Candidates and finalists cosied up on cushions and couches and caught up on the freshest and finest ideas around town.
We welcomed four guest board members this evening including Don Magin from Magin Consulting, Ty Brenno..
It was a cold, but everyone left feeling warm and fuzzy after last night’s Awesome Newcastle. The finalists bravely stood in front of a crowd of strangers at The Edwards Beer garden and discussed challenging but important issues. We listened to ideas addressing homelessness, emotional health for children and inclusiv..
Last night’s Awesome Newcastle clearly demonstrated that the Awesome bar just gets higher and higher. Speaking of bars, the Edwards beer garden yet again served as the perfect location for us all to drink and delve into the newest Novocastrian initiatives.
From fundraising to floats to funny, we were blown away by t..