Join us to make the first ever Dundee Soup happen!
What? Based on an idea which originated in Detroit in 2010 and has now spread right across the world, Dundee Soup is a micro-granting public dinner where people meet and vote to make local community-based projects and ideas a reality.
For a suggested donation of £5, attendees receive a simple soup supper and hear up to four short presentations from local people running community projects. These can range from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and much more. At the end of the night, everyone votes on their preferred project, the ballots are counted and winner goes home with ALL of the money raised on the night to develop their project! Winners come back to a future Dundee Soup dinner to report on their project’s progress.
The format is simple - up to:
• FIVE minute presentations, from
• FOUR local people, followed by
• THREE questions from the audience.
Dundee Soup dinners are open to anyone: whether you need help for an idea that could benefit the Dundee community or whether you want to support a local community-based project.
You can take part by either pitching or simply coming along, to enjoy good food in good company and know your £5 will go into a collective pot for a good cause that you will help choose!
Interested in pitching at this event?
Anyone who has an idea to benefit Dundee’s communities can pitch an idea - whether you are an individual, small team or community group. Follow the link to fill in our short proposal form here. Or if you would like a paper copy of the application, you can pick a copy up from The Circle, address below.
It really is that simple. If you have any questions that aren’t answered in the information on the application form, then do get in touch. Also if you are Interested in performing music, or something else on the night then get in touch as we’d love to hear from you:
Where? The Circle, Staffa Pl, Dundee DD2 3SX
When? Wednesday 26th April 2017, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
How much? We suggest a donation on the door of £5 per person - all proceeds will go directly to the winning idea.
6:00 - 6:30 pm Doors open and get settled
6:30 - 7:15 pm Introduction and pitches – presenters pitch their community projects
7:15 - 8:00 pm Dinner and voting
8:20 - 8.30 pm The Winner is announced!
This event is produced in partnership between ACK, Creative Dundee and Shona Littlejohn. Huge thanks goes to The Circle for kindly hosting Dundee Soup. (hyperlink the organisation names to each website please)
"It's a little bit of funding, it's a lot more empowering and it's even more about connectivity". Amy Kaherl, Detroit Soup founder. Find out more about Detroit Soup here.