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.
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 ..
Last year we created Awesome Newcastle, a local chapter of the global Awesome Foundation. In the first six months we’ve helped community projects with $6,000 in no-strings-attached grants and have met 18 awesome finalists. We’re for can-do people with ideas and determination. It’s been a great journey and we’re just ..
Awesome Newcastle’s March gathering was last Thursday evening at Casa de Loco, in the east end. Our regular board, guest board members and nervous but determined finalists headed up the wooden stairs of the Mexican restaurant y tequila bar for for the night’s proceedings.
This month’s finalists were Gwendolin Lewis ..
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. ..