Got an AWESOME Idea? We May Have $1,000 for You!
The Newmarket Awesome Foundation is a new group looking to provide hassle-free grants to those with ideas to make Newmaket a more prosperous community. The foundation is not a charity, it’s an informal group providing money to make good things happen in Newmarket. If you, or a group you’re a member of, have an idea that promotes education, employment or community involvement for those under 30 years of age in Newmarket, the Newmarket Awesome Foundation wants to hear about it! We are constantly accepting idea submissions from people of any age and with a variety of ideas. Each month $1,000 will be awarded, no strings attached, to make one of these ideas a reality. No idea is too small and ideas that promote fun are as important as those that are more serious. As long as the idea promotes prosperity for our youth through community involvement, education. Next deadine: June 15, 2013. Download poster
Winner April 2013
Congratulations to Ros Kunkel and Linda Turner, the winners of June's $1,000 Awesome grant. They will use the money for their organization, Your Night to Sparkle, that provides free dresses, purses, accessories, shoes and unused makeup for young women who can’t otherwise afford to attend proms, semi-formals and other important school occasions. At the moment they have a large gap in the area of Grade 8 girls that are on the larger side. These girls tend to have very serious self esteem issues to begin with and then to not fit into a dress from our stock is all the more humiliating. The grant allows them to ensure no Grade 8 girl is humiliated due to her size and body issues.
Photo: SNAP Newmarket