This is our first Dudley Soup event - join us for a fun crowdfunding dinner to spark ideas and make new things happen in Dudley......
Welcome to DudleySOUP - SOUP/SALAD/BREAD/VOTE
A crowdfunding dinner supporting inspiring projects from the Dudley Borough organised by local residents.
So what is SOUP?
SOUP’s aim is to give residents the opportunity to learn about projects happening in the borough and gives them the chance to vote on the project they think will benefit the community the most. SOUP gives local groups and small enterprises the opportunity pitch for funding, to share their project ideas and to network with like-minded people.
Why are you doing it?
SOUP brings together people from across our diverse Black Country community and gives them the chance to meet people, gain knowledge and make connections in a safe, fun environment. SOUP acts as a platform to share resources and support projects that benefit the community.
You mentioned dinner:
SOUP features 4 projects who get 4 minutes to pitch their idea, and then take 4 questions from the audience about their project. Everyone then sits down to some tasty soup and to discuss which project they might vote for.
Tell me about crowdfunding:
Crowdfunding is a form of alternative finance, which has emerged outside of the traditional financial system. The suggested donation when you arrive at SOUP is £5 but we’d like you to feel free to give what you can afford. Once all the diners have cast their vote, the winner is announced and they are awarded the money that was taken on the door to help get their project off the ground or take it to the next level.