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The Awesome Foundation - Lake Mac

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About our group

What do we do?

We provide $1,000 no strings attached grants to people with great ideas making Lake Mac even more Awesome! Sporadically throughout 2020 we award a no-strings-attached grant of $1,000 to a project that we deem Awesome. We're interested in a wide variety of projects whether you're a local business or passionate family. If you think your idea is worth $1,000, send us an application.

Ideas will need to be innovative, and perhaps delivered virtually to meet government restrictions around COVID-19 and public safety.

Once you apply via our website, we will collate applications for our board members to tell us their top 3 favourites. If you make the top 3, we will invite you to a virtual pitch evening or to send us a video of your idea and join us in small group virtual meeting. This is when we award the $1,000 - no strings attached!

What are we looking for?

There are no set rules about what we will or won't fund, but here are some of the things we would like to see in a grant application:


Innovative, exciting and unusual ideas - but we also want to know that you can achieve what you're setting out to do and that it can be delivered during COVID-19 restrictions.
Ideas that have the potential to go far
Ideas filled with passion and purpose
Local projects - we're invested in our local community and we want to do things that help Lake Macquarie grow
Projects where the grant is a catalyst to kickstart something awesome
Community benefit – we like to see people coming together through a project instead of enjoying it in isolation


Like we said before, these aren't rules, they're guidelines. We are more than happy to throw away everything we mentioned earlier for any project that makes us stop in our tracks and say “That's awesome!”

If you'd like more feedback on a grant proposal, feel free to get in touch with us at lakemac@awesomefoundation.org

Join our Awesome Lake Mac board!

Would you like to be a guest?
Would you like to be a permanent board member?

We have two types of board members: guests or permanent members! You can participate for one month here or there, or join us on a permanent basis and help us shape the chapter.

Awesome Lake Mac is made up of individuals who contribute their time and money to support awesomeness in Lake Macquarie City. Each second month 10 board members get together, listen to pitches, and contribute their cash to the $1,000 grant. Guests board members contribute on an ad-hoc basis, and permanent board members participate every grant round!


If you'd like to join us as a guest or permanent board member, please email us: lakemac@awesomefoundation.org
$13,000
Total Raised
2
Total Donors

Network Affiliation

With 89 chapters spanning 14+ countries, The Awesome Foundation is dedicated to advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Projects range from social issues to cultural and arts initiatives, all reflecting the diversity of The Awesome Foundation.

Location Lake Mac, Australia

Typical grant size $1,000

Contact lakemac@awesomefoundation.org

About our group

What do we do?

We provide $1,000 no strings attached grants to people with great ideas making Lake Mac even more Awesome! Sporadically throughout 2020 we award a no-strings-attached grant of $1,000 to a project that we deem Awesome. We're interested in a wide variety of projects whether you're a local business or passionate family. If you think your idea is worth $1,000, send us an application.

Ideas will need to be innovative, and perhaps delivered virtually to meet government restrictions around COVID-19 and public safety.

Once you apply via our website, we will collate applications for our board members to tell us their top 3 favourites. If you make the top 3, we will invite you to a virtual pitch evening or to send us a video of your idea and join us in small group virtual meeting. This is when we award the $1,000 - no strings attached!

What are we looking for?

There are no set rules about what we will or won't fund, but here are some of the things we would like to see in a grant application:


Innovative, exciting and unusual ideas - but we also want to know that you can achieve what you're setting out to do and that it can be delivered during COVID-19 restrictions.
Ideas that have the potential to go far
Ideas filled with passion and purpose
Local projects - we're invested in our local community and we want to do things that help Lake Macquarie grow
Projects where the grant is a catalyst to kickstart something awesome
Community benefit – we like to see people coming together through a project instead of enjoying it in isolation


Like we said before, these aren't rules, they're guidelines. We are more than happy to throw away everything we mentioned earlier for any project that makes us stop in our tracks and say “That's awesome!”

If you'd like more feedback on a grant proposal, feel free to get in touch with us at lakemac@awesomefoundation.org

Join our Awesome Lake Mac board!

Would you like to be a guest?
Would you like to be a permanent board member?

We have two types of board members: guests or permanent members! You can participate for one month here or there, or join us on a permanent basis and help us shape the chapter.

Awesome Lake Mac is made up of individuals who contribute their time and money to support awesomeness in Lake Macquarie City. Each second month 10 board members get together, listen to pitches, and contribute their cash to the $1,000 grant. Guests board members contribute on an ad-hoc basis, and permanent board members participate every grant round!


If you'd like to join us as a guest or permanent board member, please email us: lakemac@awesomefoundation.org
$13,000
Total Raised
2
Total Donors

Network Affiliation

With 89 chapters spanning 14+ countries, The Awesome Foundation is dedicated to advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Projects range from social issues to cultural and arts initiatives, all reflecting the diversity of The Awesome Foundation.

Location Lake Mac, Australia

Typical grant size $1,000

Contact lakemac@awesomefoundation.org

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