Mossley SOUP aims to promote, fundraise and support local projects that benefit the people of Mossley.
Through SOUP events, open to anyone, attendees make a £5 donation and receive soup, bread, hear four presentations and then vote on the project they think benefits Mossley the most.
Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, enjoy a local artist or band, learn about local projects, talk, share ideas and vote for their favourite project.
At the end of the night, the votes are counted and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future Mossley SOUP event to report on their project’s progress.
With love from Detroit
Mossley SOUP is based on the Detroit SOUP model of community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun.
As of 2015, Detroit SOUP events have raised more than $100,000 that have gone directly to community projects. Past SOUP winners have started nonprofits, local businesses, after school programs and park clean-ups.
SOUP offers a space where people can connect. The rest is up to attendees, but wonderful things can happen when people come together, and SOUP stories are evidence of that.
Thank you Detroit SOUP for the inspiration 🙂
Mossley SOUP #1 – Mossley Horticultural Show – £670
Mossley SOUP #2 – Save Our Community Spaces (SOCS) – £545
Mossley SOUP #3 – Tots R Us Playgroup – £639
Mossley SOUP #4 – Mossley Town Team Stewards – £824
Mossley SOUP #5 – Mossley Social Club for Disabled Adults – £930
Mossley SOUP #6 – Mossley Skatepark Development – £1,216
Mossley SOUP #7 – Micklehurst Cricket Club Junior Section – £1,726
Mossley SOUP #8 – Micklehurst Estate Residents Association – £1,229
Mossley SOUP #9 – Town Centre Plantings – £1,346
Mossley SOUP attendees have raised £9,125 for projects in Mossley.