The Awesome Foundation was set up by Tim Hwang in Boston (USA) in 2009, as a way for a few friends to fund projects. Each of the trustees contributes a chunk of cash each month from their own pockets, and they then use that as a fund to award to projects that they think are awesome. It's simple and brilliant.
The London chapter which Catherine's part of is awarding £1,000 each month to awesome projects, and the September submissions are currently open. So if you've got an awesome idea that fits in with their five simple terms (below), give them a shout.
The 5 rules of Awesome - all projects must:
- Happen in London
- Make something that wouldn’t happen otherwise happen
- Challenge, innovate and make a difference
- Be new to you, and new to the world
- Be done by passionate people.