How Settle Soups Work

4 Pounds 4 Ideas 4 Minutes

The concept is simple: a suggested donation of £4 on the door (£2 for under 18s) gives you a delicious meal of soup, bread, tea and a vote for your favourite local community project pitched on the night. We want lots of local folk to get involved so if £4 is a bit steep just donate what you can afford, if you are feeling generous you can donate more!

Children are very welcome and if they are old enough to decide which idea they like best then they can have a vote on four ideas for improving Settle or the local community will be put forward, each has 4 minutes to pitch to the crowd

Then after this we eat together and discuss the ideas and mingle, meet new people and generally have a good time.

Everyone votes for the idea they like best and the winner gets all the money taken on the door to kickstart their project. The people behind the project will then be asked to update us on their progress at future soup meetings as they bring their idea to life.

Many people have asked ‘what if the winner blows their money on drink or drugs or flash cars?’  My answer is.. Settle is a small place so we will all know if someone misuses their winnings. I think this is very unlikely to happen .. but if it does they will never get their project off the ground and not be trusted again!

 

Settle Soup

Soup Can Change The World

4 Pounds 4 Ideas 4 Minutes

Settle Soup and the other  soup events are a powerful tool to start conversations, grassroots ideas and fund new projects in our communities. They are a mix of dragon’s den, micro fundraiser, social event and lots of soup.

Most UK soups started as a result of reading about Detroit Soup  from the BBC magazine article Can Soup Change The World ? or hearing the BBC World Service documentary.

Settle Soup Updates

Wanna Pitch

Do you have a project you want funding for?

We’re looking for proposals for projects to pitch at our Settle Soup events.

Pitchers have four minutes to talk about their ideas – no props, no powerpoint, just a short explanation and why you want to win, then time for a few questions from the crowd.

How Settle Soups Work

4 pounds – 4 ideas – 4 minutes

The concept is simple: a suggested donation of £4 on the door (£2 for under 18s) gives you a delicious meal of soup, bread, tea and a vote for your favourite local community project pitched on the night. We want lots of local folk to get involved so if £4 is a bit steep just donate what you can afford, if you are feeling generous you can donate more!

Corn creamy soup with shrimps served in pot
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Judith’s Soup Blogs

Huge thanks to Judith Allinson for taking photos and videos of our soup nights and blogging about them on her Rainforest Fund Blog.

 

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