The Awesome Foundation, Geelong.

“The Awesome Foundation is a global community and each month the Geelong Chapter gives $1,000 to a project in The City of Greater Geelong that is awesome! The $1,000 is a no-strings-attached grant and is awarded to one or more lucky applicants with an awesome group or individual project.

‘The Geelong chapter was formed by a small group of trustees: Pete Johnston, Elli Bagg, John Miles, Catherine Parkin and myself, Alice Crichton. We are always looking for more trustees if you’d like to join us!”

It’s a quick and easy process too. “Applications for the grant, open on the 1st of every month, close on the 23rd of every month and the successful grant applicants will be contacted by the last day of the month. The decision is made by a vote among the trustees.”

Last year, due to COVID, The Geelong Awesome Foundation adapted what they do. They undertook random acts of kindness by giving away a bunch of flowers to nominated individuals in collaboration with Geelong Flower Farm and Orchid Café and Co.

“The Geelong Awesome Foundation takes great pride in supporting community projects and helps gather community spirit,” proudly states Alice.

For more information and enquires please contact: Pete Johnston,


Instagram: @awesomefoundationgeelong

Story: Jacqui Bennett Photos: supplied