Awesome NYC Meets Awesome London!

June 7, 2010

AF-NYC’s Catherine White with AF-London’s Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh and James Carrigan Last week, AF-NYC micro-trustee Catherine White met with AF-London’s Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh and James Carrigan over a beer in Shoreditch to discuss transatlantic Awesomeness.  Tonight Tomorrow (June 9, 2010) AF-London will be awarding their first grant with a party starting at 6.30 pm in The Griffin (93 Leonard Street).  We’re really excited to hear who they pick.  Meanwhile, on the other side of the Pond, Awesome NYC are planning their 4th award party – details soon.


May 6, 2010

The newly formed London Chapter of the Awesome Foundation is kicking off proceedings today with a call for entries from London’s most creative, enterprising, fired up (and raring to go) minds. An awesome foundation chapter is a group of 10 micro-trustees in a local area.  All 10 of us put £100 into a brown paper bag every month.  Then we hand it over to the most awesome idea submitted. Got an awesome idea that needs £1,000 to become a reality? Hurrah! You’re in the right place. Submit your application here and we’ll invite the top applicants to present at our first event in June, where we will pick a worthy winner. No idea is too small, and it can be just about anything just as long as it follows the following 2 rules: 1. It’s awesome 2. The money has a meaningful impact on its realisation Important dates: May 4th Call for entries commences May 31st Deadline for May submissions June 9th Awesome event: presentations and award-giving (venue TBC) Let the awesomeness commence! Oh and you can read about the origins of the Awesome Foundation here