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