What is 6157 SOUP?
6157 SOUP is a micro-granting dinner to fund creative or social neighbourhood projects in Palmyra.
6157 SOUP is part of an international phenomenon that originated in Detroit and has successfully been brought to Western Australia by Perth SOUP to create opportunities that:
• Empower residents
• Help create jobs
• Allow people to establish new relationships and networks
• Promote action and change
• Foster critical dialogue
• Instil neighbourhood pride
• Provide a deeper understanding of democracy
The inaugural 6157 SOUP is on Thursday, 3rd October 2019 here at the Shala.
How does it work? Four presenters will be chosen to pitch an idea each at the event, ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurship, education, technology and more. Each presenter will have four minutes to share their idea.
The diners can ask each presenter up to four questions after their presentation.
We eat, network, enjoy the company of our neighbours and discuss the ideas.
At the end of the night the presenter with the most votes will receive a cash micro-grant of up to $400 (depending on attendance numbers and donations received).
How much does the dinner cost? $10 gets you dinner and a vote. 100% of the sale of your ticket goes to the micro-grant.
Do I need to buy a ticket? Yes. Everyone needs to book their tickets online beforehand. Tickets to the event are sold on Eventbrite.
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What is the dinner seating arrangement like? Our dinners happen in an informal setting at the Shala. There are chairs, but no (or few) tables.
Do you have an idea that benefits the community but lack the $$ to make it a reality? SOUP is a great way to raise money, build community support and get connections to local resources that can help you carry out your project.
If you would like to apply to have your project featured at the 6157 SOUP event and be in the running for the micro-grant, the timeline for applying is as follows:
Wednesday 25th September - entries close at midnight
Friday 27th September - the four successful candidates will be notified
Thursday 3rd October - pitch your idea at the 6163 SOUP dinner
How to pitch. While it might seem a bit daunting if you aren't an experienced public speaker, please don't worry. SOUP is meant to be casual and conversational. As long as you deeply understand your own project, people will understand you.
Things you MUST do:
* Keep pitch under 4 minutes.
* Be prepared to answer up to 4 questions from the audience
* Be very clear about exactly where the money would go if you win. It doesn’t matter how great your idea is if you are too vague. You need to explain what items you will buy or what you will pay for to enhance your project. Use examples.
* Your idea can be about ANYTHING…
* …but it must benefit the community of Palmyra.
* You do not have to live in Palmyra to submit an idea.
* Make sure you keep a copy of your submission. If you are not successful this time around, you can try again at a future event.
* You SHOULD NOT use technology to present (i.e. do not prepare powerpoint or other media that require a projector or screen).
* If you win, the entire grant MUST be spent on the project and can not be used to pay yourself for 'time'.
* The winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
How do I apply? We are taking applications to pitch your project at the 6157 SOUP event now. Apply via email to email@example.com, including details + answers to the following:
First + Last Name
Email + Phone Number
Project Name + Project Summary
Why is this project important to you?
How does your project benefit the Palmyra community?
How will you use SOUP grant funding towards the realisation of your project?
What is the time frame for your project?
We will reply with confirmation of receipt of your application :) Thank you.