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.
Our July Awesome Newcastle took place last Thursday in the alluring Reserve Wine Bar. Nestled together in a booth with wine in hand, our board members once again gathered to hand out a no-strings attached bag of cash to an awesome person.
New to the list of permanent board members is Chris Joannou, legendary Silver..
MaD Science is an interest elective class created by teacher Jivvel Kilham. It focusses on materials and design through science and engineering topics. The class is mainly aimed at students who are otherwise not that excited about school or learning.
At January’s Awesome Newcastle event Kilham expressed his passion ..
Newcastle Art Prize took home the title of Awesome Newcastle Winner and the $1,000 cash in March this year.
At our March event, Gwendolin Lewis told our board members that the society is constantly struggling to find the budget to cover prize expenses, so the $1,000 grant would be make up the major art prize.
June’s Awesome Newcastle took place last Thursday behind the big blue doors at The Village of Useful. Finalists and board members gathered once again to choose the next awesome winner for the month.
Choosing finalists is getting increasingly difficult as there are so many great applications and ideas happening in th..
Our May Awesome Newcastle took place last Thursday night at the heavenly Wine Selectors Headquarters in Honeysuckle. All gathered in the private tasting room with a wine in one hand, nibbles in the other and a keen interest to hear all the great things planned for Newcastle. Our awesome board member Lois Donaldson fr..
We’re on the search for something awesome. Not something ‘ok’, cool, or just interesting enough to get me away from Facebook for 30 seconds. We’re on the hunt for Awesome and you could be the one to show it to us!
If you have a great idea, a can-do attitude and believe your idea can make an impact on a local or even..
Since their February Awesome Newcastle win, OneWave have had a huge program re-vamp and are going great guns! For those who do not know about OneWave, it is a non-profit surf community tackling funks like depression, anxiety and bipolar. With a simple recipe of salt-water, surfing and trained volunteers to talk about..
Last night at The Edwards on Parry Street, the Awesome Newcastle crew gathered for the April event. For the first time ever, Awesome Newcastle had all female finalists. The girls were representing!
James Chapman from Tantrum Theatre wants to use theatre to bring attention to male mental illness in Newcastle.
Let us take you back to a scorching night in November 2015, when the Awesome Newcastle board gathered to be inspired by an amazing idea.
Inspire was certainly what Chapman did!
With all the charisma a..
Youth Street is a community group that provide a safe hangout space for youth aged 6-18 where they can stay out of trouble by playing sport, doing art and making friends.
In October 2015, Kelcie Rausch from Youth Street stood up in front of our Awesome board members and told us how valuable $1,000 would be to Youth ..