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Now You See UsPar Lee Cohen June 2019
Reaching for GoldPar Sam Cartledge May 2019
Children of CherbourgPar John harding February 2019
Day Hospice guest bus pick upPar Kerry Dmytrenko February 2019
Kensington Social Inclusion Week LunchPar Carolyn Webster August 2018
The arts as a therapy in stroke recoveryPar Carly Stephens August 2018
ANIKAPar Perveen Maan May 2018
Wheelie Good GreenhousePar Morgan Koegel March 2018
Let's readPar Andrew Kay February 2018
Kids' Urban DreamingPar Clare Walton February 2018
Teddy Bears PicnicPar Georgia Jacobs & Fartun Abdi November 2017
An awesome VIP Day for Melbourne's homelessPar Marcus Crook November 2017
Equal Access to Healthcare for Transgender PeoplePar Tina Shaw September 2017
Dinosaur- Library Takeover: Kids change the world!Par Erin Wicking September 2017
The Strong Sunflower bookPar Writing Through Fences - Janet Galbraith & Rose Turtle Ertler July 2017
Gravity InitiativePar Emily Serle June 2017
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Pay A sack ForwardPar Kunti Benson March 2017
Friendship Dog FoundationPar Hari Jeevakumar February 2017
Audio Description in VictoriaPar Will McRostie January 2017
Greening Kensington’s Industrial StreetsPar Loretta Curtin November 2016
Pihuru Community Sanitation ProjectPar Silas Wagatora October 2016
The Ultimate Pop Up Junkyard PlaygroundPar Clare Walton September 2016
Complimentary CaravanPar Rose Turtle Ertler August 2016
Pumped for ParolePar Fiona Grinwald July 2016
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The Day Dream ProgramPar Madeleine Buchner April 2016
The Wonder Woman BootcampPar Olivia Shelton March 2016
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The Tasmanian Tree ProjectPar Jennifer Sanger September 2015
Happy HubbubPar Erin Richards August 2015
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PROJECT HONEYCOMBPar Christopher Kowalski July 2015
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Traveling Gypsy for DisabledPar Robert Willi Fantom October 2013
GrowstuffPar Alex Bayley September 2013
Mini Free LibraryPar Lisa D'Onofrio September 2013
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We're all into one thing: seeing good ideas go from idea to completion. Especially the kooky ones.
Applications are open to all awesome projects in the greater Melbourne area, we are an active chapter which awards a $1000 grant on the last Tuesday of each month (Applications close 12pm on the last Sunday).
The Melbourne chapter consists of 10 board members who meet each month to review every application. Each board member contributes $100 to the winner's grant. This means you're asking strangers to give you money out of their pocket with no strings attached. Keep that in mind as you write your application.
- Winners will be emailed within 3 business days of the last Tuesday of each month.
- Unsuccessful applicants will not receive feedback on their submissions or be notified of the outcome (we are volunteers and simply do not have the capacity, sorry).
- Money will only be transferred to Australian bank accounts. If you are from overseas, sorry, try your local Awesome Foundation.
- You are welcome to resubmit an application for the same (or a different) project.
- For the best chance of success please read and follow the guidelines below.
Please read the information below to give your application the best chance of success.
- Innovative, exciting and unusual ideas.
- Seriously, we're here to fund the ideas that other foundations won't, so weird is great!
- Applications that clearly explain where the money will be spent. (Hint: "marketing" or "website" isn't specific enough.)
- Ideas filled with passion.
- Projects where the grant will be a catalyst to kickstart something truly awesome.
- People who are so dedicated to doing something awesome that they'll read all of the bullet points before applying. Please include the word "dinosaur" at the beginning of your application to show us you're serious.
- Brief pitches. Must fit on 1 A4 page.
We are not so keen on:
- Paying for your rent or living expenses.
- Funding marketing for existing projects.
- Giving money to a project that already has a load of funding; we want to make something happen!
- Funding travel expenses or for "experience"
- Proposals that are not clear what the impact would be of the grant - tell us what SUCCESS looks like.
- Long pitches.
Bonus hint: Our decision often comes down to how well you've answer the question 'How will you use the money?' Please make sure you take some time to be really clear and specific about what the grant would be spent on and what that would achieve.