Awesome Newcastle provides $1,000 grants every month to help community projects in Newcastle, Australia. No strings attached.
They believe awesome ideas can make a big impact.
I am so proud to be a Novocastrian and to call Newcastle my home
They are not a charity, they are a foundation created to help the artists, creators, ideas people and leaders of Newcastle.
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.
How it works
- Awesome ideas are submitted by the artists, creators, ideas people and leaders of Newcastle every month. Businesses, individuals, organisations and not-for-profits are all welcome.
- Three finalists each month are invited to present to the Awesome Newcastle board during the monthly board meeting. We meet on the last Thursday of the month in a different location around Newcastle.
- The board presents the winner with $1,000 cash. The ten board members of Awesome Newcastle provide the grant money from their own pockets. Awesome Newcastle takes nothing in return.