Creative Dundee

Dundee Soup #4

If you are unable to join us on the night 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 most popular project on the night. Keep up to date with Dundee Soup through our website and social media, you can also sign up on this mailing list here and join the conversation through #DundeeSoup.

Dundee Soup gives micro-grants to local community-based projects to make ideas a reality, over a simple supper dinner. The fourth Dundee Soup will take place on Tuesday 25th September 2018 from 6pm – 8.30pm, at Roseangle Kitchen Cafe.

Dundee Soup logo was created by Pete Thomas, find out more about him here!

Dundee Soup is a social event supporting local community-based projects and creating new connections in the city. For a suggested donation of £5 or more, you can join us on the night, receive a simple soup supper and hear four short presentations from local people with creative ideas to benefit their community – these can range from art, design, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and much more. At the end of the night, everyone gives their donations directly to their preferred projects!

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. Read more about the event here.

If you are interested in hosting a Dundee Soup in the future, sponsor the supper, play some music, or something else on the night then get in touch – we’d love to hear from you:


Speakers include:

Food For Thought is a local initiative aimed at anyone who struggles on a monthly basis and requires the extra help with the basic need for food. This project helps to ease the monthly tensions of individuals and families who struggle to makes ends meet. It also provides a gateway service of communication for those who are in a very low place in their life and can offer guidance towards other services that can help improve their situation.

Just Bee Productions publish and distribute stories, poems and artwork written and collated within the recovery community of Dundee. The content touches on many issues relating to addiction, mental health and overall wellbeing told from the real-life perspective of the individuals and their families, sharing their hopes for the future. The key aim is to make the recovery community more visible and promote the excellent work that is ongoing in this area. The published book will be made available at various community projects and venues throughout the city.

Better:TAYgether is an Intergenerational choir with a twist, which includes individuals and groups from every generation and is totally inclusive.The Choir has just started up and is already gathering quite a following as well as members, which includes people from care home, nursery, primary school, high school, groups with profound difficulties, learning disabilities groups and individuals signing up to participate. This project will allow groups and individuals to get out into the community from the care homes and learning disability units. The feeling of having something to look forward to each week, being valued, included, working toward something and of course having fun, enjoying the choir, laughing are all huge benefits. Bringing generations together allows barriers to be broken down, learning, teaching, relationships to be formed, confidence, self worth, the list goes on.

Under 12’s project provides leisure and educational activities to help alleviate the effects of multiple deprivation for children and families. It aims to promote the care and education of children, to offer a wide range of services to families living in Mid-Craigie, Linlathen and surrounding areas of Dundee, and to relieve the poverty by providing extra recreational opportunities to children and families who otherwise could not afford it. Funding would go towards improving resources for our groups, helping children to grow and develop and helping them to experience new things in a safe, warm space.

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 midnight, Sunday 16th September 2018. 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 Rosangle Kitchen Cafe – see map below this proposal form.

This event is produced in partnership between 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.

“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.

6pm – 8.30pm: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Roseangle Kitchen Cafe
at Dundee West Church
130 Perth Road
Dundee DD1 4JW


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