The Awesome Foundation is a global network of micro-giving chapters that give $1,000 of their own money every month to awesome projects. The Sydney chapter looks for out-there ideas that make Sydney more awesome. The ideas sometimes aren't so absurd: they can be super sensible, too.
The catch? There isn’t one: there are no strings attached. Since its foundation in 2011, the Sydney chapter has received more than 800 micro-grant applications and given away nearly $80,000.
Tips for your application
- Make the Foundation say ‘that’s awesome!’
- Have a clear, itemised budget
- Have a ‘tipping point’ of $1,000 and this grant is what’s needed to make it happen
- Make Sydney more awesome
Generally, the Foundation avoids funding advertising and marketing, salaries, websites, travel, and applications where the budget doesn’t clearly explain what the money will be spent on.
Applications close: 6.30pm on the third Monday of every month.
Contact: [email protected]