Our business owner Becky pitched for the $1000 Awesome Newcastle grant to assist with start-up costs for Newcastle Afoot's small group walking tours and curated local experiences. Ten Awesome board members each donated $100 of their own cash to make up the grant. The money will be used to cover insurances for our walking tours and initial advertising costs. We are so grateful for this boost to our new business, and excited that so some significant business and community leaders recognised the value of this project.
The other finalists on the night were Leisa Mongan from BeanCycled, a local grass-roots recycled coffee mushroom farm, and the wonderful artist Rebecca Murray from Flying Spanners Gallery. Guests on our tours will find plenty of Rebecca's iconic street art on pillars and boxes across Newcastle city, particularly around Darby, King and Hunter Streets.
We cannot wait to start up Newcastle Afoot and provide visitors and locals with fun, informative and relaxed things to do in Newcastle.
More information and tour dates coming soon!
Held at the Reserve Bar last night, June's Awesome Newcastle was intimate and inspiring! Our phenomenal finalists were Becky Kiil from @newcastleafoot Leisha Mongan from @beancycled and Rebecca Murray from Flying Spanners Gallery! Have a read of our blog post to find out who took home the $1,000 cold hard cash, and start brainstorming up an idea for July's Awesome Newcastle! (Link in bio.) #AwesomeNewcastle #NewcastleNSW #BigIdeas