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.
Jack and Scott are two childhood mates who spread good vibes across Newcastle through event hosting, taking part in youth groups and coaching at a local skatepark.
In September 2015, the guys pitched for Awesome Newcastle’s first ever grant for their podcast Driving with Jack and Scott.
Last Thursday evening, a small yet excited crowd gathered at The Edwards on Parry Street. Usual faces caught up with each other, new faces introduced themselves and somewhere in the mix, nervous finalists mingled with everyone. It was the night of Awesome Newcastle February, and after an inspirational meeting in Janu..
The first Awesome Newcastle for the new year took place last Thursday at Talulah, The Junction. Our esteemed board congregated alfresco, full of stories of holidays, gifts, food and travel.
As usual, narrowing down three finalists from the ever-growing bunch of passionate, aspirational applicants was a tricky task. ..
It was a scorching Thursday evening when our distinguished yet slightly sweaty Awesome Newcastle board gathered together (along with a few special guests) for our November board meeting at Cazador in Newcastle Mall.
Alex O’Hara, owner of Cazador fulfilled our November guest board member position, while Sam Robinson ..
Last Thursday evening, Awesome Newcastle awarded October’s no-strings-attached $1,000 grant.
The thinkers, changemakers and ideaspeople of Newcastle sent us a rich variety of quirky, funny and interesting applications and the worthy bunch was narrowed down to just three finalists.
Our board members, accompanied by ..
Driving with Jack and Scott consists of two childhood mates who have been spreading the good vibes ever since, including hosting events, taking part in youth groups and coaching at a local skatepark.
Jack and Scott say they want to be about ‘thankers wanna thank’ (as opposed to ‘haters gonna hate), bringing positivi..
Awesome Newcastle provides $1,000 grants every month to help community projects in Newcastle, Australia.
We’re for can-do people with ideas and determination. We believe awesome ideas can make a big impact. We’re here to further the impact with a monthly bag of cash, no strings attached.
We’re not a charity and our..
We carefully sorted through the piles of applications and decided this group couldn’t be more deserving of a seat on Awesome Newcastle’s board.
Introducing the Awesome Newcastle board:
Andy Howard. Head of Digital, The Village of Useful
Adam Lance. Creative Director, The Village of Useful
Chris Tyrrell. COO, Tyrr..
Awesome Newcastle is a chapter of The Awesome Foundation. The Awesome Foundation was created in 2009 and has provided over $1.5m in grants via 114 chapters in 26 countries. It was founded by MIT and Harvard students frustrated with the bureaucracy of traditional funding.
Right now we’re looking for another permanent..