People helping a person, that is the idea of Ely SOUP, a new community crowd funding project being launched in the city.
It’s simple, pay £5 for soup, bread and a vote. During the evening, four groups/individuals present their idea for a project. People chat about the pitches they’ve heard whilst enjoying food together, they vote for their favourite idea, the idea with the most votes wins the money in the pot.
The first Ely SOUP takes place at the Babylon Gallery, on Friday 18th March, from 6.45 – 9.30pm. Presentations will start at 7.15 and soup will be served afterwards. All are welcome.
Do you want to pitch? Ideas are submitted in advance of the evening, and should be well thought out. It’s open to people of any age, including children. Your idea could be an artistic venture, a business idea or anything that helps the community. It can be of individual, group, or community benefit. Ely SOUP is in its infancy and it is about micro-finance – a small amount of cash to help you to get started.
If you have an idea you can fill in the on-line form at elysoup.com . You should be happy to talk about your idea on the night for about 10 minutes. The deadline for ideas for the coming meeting is Friday 4th March
Zoe Davidson says, ‘Ely SOUP is more than just about funding projects; it’s about providing a space to network, share skills and bring a community together. The Committee is very excited about the first event, and the positive response we have received so far.
Ely SOUP is run by a small group of volunteers, if you can help with a venue, printing of posters, equipment, please do get in contact. firstname.lastname@example.org