Foun­da­tion funds are sew im­por­tant

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth Perth Airport -

WHAT would be more awe­some than fol­low­ing your dream? Per­haps get­ting a grant to do so, no strings at­tached.

Brenda Sharpe re­cently re­ceived a grant from the Awe­some Foun­da­tion to make head­way on pack­ag­ing and sup­plies for her dress-mak­ing kits and it also helped her make her way to Mel­bourne for a tex­tile print­ing in­tern­ship.

“The grant has given me con­fi­dence and courage to keep go­ing, and build mo­men­tum into my new business,” she said.

She has opened a store on etsy.com and is work­ing on build­ing con­tacts.

Her first sale was to a res­i­dent of South Perth and she is now of­fer­ing sewing classes in South Perth.

The Awe­some Foun­da­tion awards $1000 grants ev­ery month to help peo­ple follow their dreams and get their awe­some ideas off the ground.

The foun­da­tion is a grow­ing world­wide net­work of peo­ple de­voted to for­ward­ing the in­ter­est of awesomeness in the uni­verse and there are about 10 trus­tees in Perth, many who live lo­cally.

Lo­cal trustee Dee Matthews said sev­eral or­gan­i­sa­tion in Perth’s north­ern sub­urbs had qual­i­fied for the grants but she was ea­ger for groups in Perth’s south to find out more and take ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­nity.

There are 99 chap­ters in 22 coun­tries. Aus­tralia has five in­clud­ing Mel­bourne, Syd­ney, Perth and Ade­laide.

Visit awe­some­foun­da­tion. org for more de­tails.

Pic­ture: David Baylis

Grant re­cip­i­ent Brenda Sharpe with Awe­some Foun­da­tion trus­tees Nora Bea­han and Dee Matthews and the Learn to Sew kit.

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