Soup Events are live crowdfunding of projects chosen by Sheffield People.
The Grants are made up of peoples entry donation on a live pitch night. Each ‘micro investor’ donates a minimum of £5. 4 people each pitch an idea that has been selected by Sheffield Residents – often whittled down from 20+ applications. The audience privately cast their vote, and the winning pitch receives 100% of the door receipts!
Here are a few of our early winners, google search them and BE AMAZED by what they are doing now – all because someone like you chose them.
Soup #1 Winner: The Real Junk Food Project £540
They desperately needed to buy a van to cope with all the food intercepts. The money was used towards a deposit and running costs of a van.
Soup #2 Winner: The Clubland Detectives
£530 towards an Album launch to demonstrate that learning difficulties shouldn’t stop people from pursuing their dreams
Soup #3 Winner: The Suit Works £615
towards ironing equipment, clothes rails, coat hangers etc., to give long term unemployed or disadvantaged males an interview makeover and training.
Soup #4 Winner: Hillsfest £600
to seed fund an arts and music festival in Hillsborough
Soup #5 Winner: Sheffield Makers and Hackers £800
to take on additional space enabling more grass roots participants to join.
Soup #6 Winner: Ravecycle £460
to funding machinery to be made using open-sourced engineering, that will enable recycling festival waste into useable items – on location, at festivals.
Soup #7 Winner: The Rainbow Heron Night Art Café
to fund volunteer training so that young people with mental health problems have somewhere to go for friendly and compassionate support late at night.