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.
Awesome Newcastle has been going strong since 2015, and during our regular board meeting this month we shook things up. Usually an intimate crowd gathers to enjoy bevvies and select the best finalist to take home a thousand bucks. This time we opened it up to to the public and allowed guests to contribute as much mon..
It’s usually just a small crowd of finalists and board members who gather during our monthly grant giveaways, but, for March’s Awesome Newcastle, the special evening will be open to the public!
If you want to be the first to know about the latest finalists or finally meet the elusive board members, why not pop in? I..
Lucky for us, The Edwards again accommodated our gregarious gang for February’s Awesome Newcastle. This month we found ourselves in their spacious and delicious beer garden out back.
Our board members and finalists arrived, including our guest board members. This month we were happy to have Don Magin of Magin Consul..
The passionate people in Newcastle are not holding back bright ideas, last night’s Awesome Newcastle demonstrated. Givers and gatherers grouped together at The Edwards swanky new Front Bar, where an eclectic cluster of Novocastrians bustled and buzzed discussing innovative ways to make Newcastle better with the gener..
Last Thursday we did it again. We gathered, we ate, we drank, we deliberated and then gave away another awesome $1000 in cash.
Candidates and board members met on the 6th floor of Newcastle’s NIB building. Surrounded by funky furniture, drinks, cheese and a stunning view of the harbor, a small crowd nibbled and mad..
What better way to celebrate our anniversary than giving away $4,000 to a business that will use it to make the world a better place? Last Thursday we did just this! We called on Novocastrians to join us at The Lock Up arts space to recognise awesome business initiatives and give away stacks of cash.
Guests and boar..
Let’s talk Awesome Newcastle and break down what goes on behind the scenes.
Each month we get an array of amazing applications from community groups, small businesses and individuals from all over the Hunter who would like a hand (in the form of $1,000) to get their projects up and running.
As much as we’d like to ..
Our August round of Awesome Newcastle kicked off last Thursday night at The Village of Useful. There was a particular energy in the room that one can only describe as ‘money’.
It could be that we did AwesomeNTL a little differently this round, or maybe it was the awesome board members that were excited to give away ..
If you’re an avid fan of Awesome Newcastle, which we know you all are, then you would know that we love to check-in with past grant winners.
To the Edge High Performance Centre, located in Cardiff, has the goal of hosting, training and producing world-class athletes to showcase the elite level of sportsmen and women right here in Newcastle.
The man behind this big dream is Daniel Moffatt-Martin who took home the $1,000 cash grant from Awesome Newcastle b..