The York SOUP project is a micro granting dinner celebrating and supporting community based projects in York. The process is a simple one – turn up, listen, eat and vote. Attendees pay £10 for a ticket (+ the Eventbrite Admin Charge) and receive soup, bread, (usually cake!) and most importantly, a VOTE.
Each SOUP event hears from four presentations which can be delivered from individuals or organisations looking to fund a project whih benefits York.
Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and then answer questions from the audience.
During the event, attendees have the opportunity eat, talk to people in their community, share resources, hear about local projects, enjoy the creative atmosphere and vote on the project they think benefits York the most. At the end of the night, we count up all the votes and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.