What's the idea behind Soup?
Soup is a monthly networking and fundraising night, connecting people who care about Boro, supporting 3 great causes each month, putting the power in our hands
We heard about the idea being used in Detroit (USA) and loved it! We’ve adapted it a little to make it fit our context here in Boro!
What's the format? How does it work?
Listen to some fine music
Hear pitches from three local grassroots groups
Chat over a nice bowl of soup
Donate to the group(s) who caught your attention.
Power to the people!
How much should I donate?
We also realise that not everyone can afford to donate much. Give what you can. Boro Soup is a meeting point for a movement as well as a fundraising night. We want you to feel able to come, whatever position you’re currently in 🙂
How is the money split?
Who organises Boro Soup?
Who can present an idea?
We’re passionate about small, local community groups with a fresh idea to improve Boro.
Projects less likely to be given funding elsewhere.
And we’re really into creative ideas with potential to re-imagine the world.
You may be an individual, small group, charity or even a company. Contact us here if you want to apply. Our networks are quite broad so we always have people to invite but we’re open to proposals and will soon have a way for you to show an interest.
Where is Boro Soup held?
We’re also trying out locality events and other one-offs. Boro Soup is at TP in September, Pallister Park in October, Bar Zero in town in November and back at TP for Christmas special in December.
Are there any other Soup events in the area?
There certainly are! Our friends in Stockton are going strong with an event at the ARC. We’re helping start something in Darlo and Hartlepool later in 2018 and Redcar is on the cards. Our team have been trying to keep track and Leeds, Sheffield, York, Hull, Newcastle and Walker all have events we want to visit soon.