Dundee Soup #3

Venue: Lifegate // Date: May 3rd // Times: 6pm-8.30pm // Bookings

If you want to receive updates on all up-and-coming Dundee Soup events and opportunities, you can sign up on this mailing list here. If you are unable to join us at this event but want to make Dundee Soup’s micro community grant even bigger, you can donate here. See photos from previous event here

Dundee Soup is a social event which gives micro grants to local community based projects to make ideas a reality, over a simple supper dinner. The third Dundee Soup will take place on Thursday 3rd May 2017 from 6pm – 8.30pm, at Lifegate.

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!

Book your place for Dundee Soup #3 here or if you’d like the opportunity to present on the night, then fill in the below short proposal form and we’ll be back in touch after the deadline. Deadline is April 13th, 5pm.

We’re delighted to let you know that Lifegate Tea Dance – who provide a place for older people to gather and socialise and was the first winner of Dundee Soup’s micro community grant in April 2017 – will be hosting the event and providing the soup this time round.

If you are interested in hosting a Dundee Soup in the future, sponsor the soup supper, performing music, or something else on the night then get in touch as we’d love to hear from you: news@creativedundee.com.

If you are unable to join us at this event but want to make Dundee Soup’s micro community grant even bigger, please donate as much as you’d like here. All your donations will be given in cash to the winners on the night.

If you want to receive updates on all up-and-coming Dundee Soup events and opportunities, you can sign up on this mailing list here.

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Interested in pitching at this event?

Anyone who has an idea to benefit Dundee’s communities can pitch – whether you are an individual, small team or community group. The application deadline is 5pm, Friday 13 April 2018 at 5pm. Please fill out the form below or click here. If you would like a paper copy of the application, you can pick a copy up from The Lifegate – see map below this proposal form.

“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.

This event is produced in partnership between ACK, Creative Dundee and The Circle for kindly coordinating Dundee Soup. Thanks to Shona Littlejohn for helping kick-start the first Dundee Soup to happen in the city in April 2017.

About Soups

The first SOUP was developed in Detroit in 2010 with a group of artists’ friends gathered around a dinner to share ideas about art challenges, finding innovative solutions and imperfect ideas for projects that were hard to discover funding for. Over the years, Detroit SOUP has moved from funding artists to a wide variety of community members that need a little money to start their projects and the challenging ideas pushed people to think about the city in different ways.

DUNDEE SOUP #3
6pm – 8.30pm: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Lifegate at Whitfield Parish Church
14 Haddington Ave
Dundee
DD4 0RN