We love funding projects that make Sydney more awesome.
The Awesome Foundation is a global network of micro-giving chapters that give $1000 of their own money every month to awesome projects. We're the Sydney chapter! We fund 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 our foundation in 2011, the Sydney chapter has received more than 800 micro-grant applications and given away nearly $80,000. That's a whole lot of awesome.
Tips for your application
There aren’t any rules, but we do prefer to fund ideas that:
Generally, we avoid funding advertising and marketing, salaries, websites, travel, and applications where the budget doesn’t clearly explain what the money will be spent on. Here's an example of a recent top-quality application. If yours is as awesome as it is, with a clear plan and budget, then you'll be in with a much better chance.
Apps close at 6.30pm on the third Monday of every month.
How to join Awesome Foundation Sydney
We’d love to hear from you. Express interest in joining as a Trustee and we’ll be in touch when a spot opens. Form: Express interest in joining AF Sydney.
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VIVID IDEAS: Apply for a once-off up to $3000 mega grant
At 8pm on Friday, 7 June 2019 we will give away a mega grant of up to $3,000 as part of our VIVID IDEAS event. Your application to make Sydney more awesome for young people could be one of five to pitch on the night, and the audience will vote on which project is the most awesome.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply by midday on Sunday, 14 April 2019.
How to apply: Apply below and mention that you're going for the mega grant in the relevant question.