Bath Soup Project

It is a crowd-funding event for community 


An initiative that’s created waves all over  the world is coming again during 2018 TBC

The ‘Soup Movement’ began in Detroit in 2010, an innovative crowd-funding project designed to help the city get back on its feet. In the last five years the project has raised more than $100,000 (£75,000) and has supported the success of many not-for-profits, local businesses and community organisations.

How it works

* Everyone pays £5 (plus 90p which is the ticket commission for Eventbrite) and the purpose of the evening is to watch five people pitch an idea- Dragons’ Den style, to improve their local community.

* Once the ideas have been pitched, everyone gets a bowl of soup to eat, plus a chance to chat and mull over the pitch they want to vote for. When the votes have been counted, the project with the most votes receives all the cash raised on the night to start their project. 

* The event aims to bring together people who share a desire for a better community. The added advantage is they also get to meet people and share ideas and resources. New connections are made and it brings the community closer together

Pitchers - They had 5 minutes to put forward your idea, you can use props, but digital presentations are not allowed!

* Have to be prepared to answer up to five questions from the audience
* The winner agreeing  to come along to the next event and give an update on how the money has been used.

We aim to be a safe place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share a common interest in improving their local community and bring people together who want to make a difference, engage others, have fun, be creative and make connections with their neighbours 


* You will have one vote 
* Any questions you have can be asked at the end of the pitch
* If you can add value to the winning project by donating additional resources they might need feel free to offer 
* Promote your business, organisation or charity at the event and share your skills and knowledge with local people via networking on the night

To enable all the funds raised on the night to go directly to the winning project previously here a number of sponsors that backed the initiative; Handelsbaken part sponsor the venue,  Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy has sponsored aprons to be used by the soup servers. Mailboxes Etc getting behind the idea, sponsoring all of the project's print needs, the Business Exchange, the Futures Hub (Bath College),  and the Thoughtful Bread Company. if you would also like to sponsor a future event please contact

History about the Soup Projects

How it works:

Are you a charity or commuity group and would like to pitch for our next event ?  Just complete the application form below: 

Click here to download 'Bath Soup Application form.docx' [166kb] 

and the return it to Mike Plows

Click here to download 'Bath Soup Project information for pitchers.pdf' [409kb]

The partnership for the project are:

  • Bath College
  • Bath Foodcycle
  • Mail Boxes Etc.
  • Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy
  • Recognition Express
  • The Business Exchange
  • The Futures Hub (Bath College)
  • The Thoughtful Bread Company
  • Volunteer Centre Bath and beyond