How it works

The aim of Bradford SOUP is to change local communities for the better by bringing together members of your community to pitch their ideas for improving our city – from art to social entrepreneurship, from urban agriculture to justice. It is based on the popular Detroit SOUP event.

Show up

Come to our next SOUP event and make a donation on the door. Your entry donation gets you soup, bread, salad and an all-important voting token. All of our entry donations are added to the central prize pot.

All of our food and drink is donated, sponsored or rescued from being thrown away, so every penny you donate when you arrive, or as you eat and drink, goes into the prize pot.

Arrive from 6.30pm, mingle and chat.

Listen up

At 7pm, after a short introduction, three projects pitch their ideas and bid for your support. The only rule for projects is that they must benefit the community in the Bradford area.

Each presenter has a few minutes to share their idea, followed by questions from the floor.

Listen to each project pitch, ask a question, see who inspires you with their vision and ideas.

Eat up

After the pitches, you get to enjoy your food, chat to others and discuss the projects.

And don’t forget to place your voting token into the box for the project that gets your vote.

Finish up

Just before 9pm, the winning project is announced and the prize pot is allocated according to the votes.

Make sure you come back to the next Bradford SOUP event for an update from the winner about how they have used the money to benefit your community.