What is SOUP?
SOUP is an affordable community dinner that helps fund local projects of all sorts that make Montreal a better place through action, art, or community engagement. For a $5-$20 entry charge (sliding scale, depending on what you can afford), you get a soup, bread and a vote.
Doors open at 17:30, and the event begins around 18:00 with live, local music throughout the event. Dinner is served around 19:00.
Between 3-5 groups applying for MTL SOUP funding will give short presentations that explain why they deserve the proceeds from the event, aiming to make those pitches as punchy, interactive, and meaningful as possible. Dinner is served, and people have a chance to speak to fellow SOUP’ers about their favourite projects from the evening.
The food is vegan and vegetarian friendly, and kids are welcome to join (and vote, too).
Guests come for the whole evening (normally until about 20:30-21:00). There’s no early polls or proxy votes!
After dinner, there’s a vote, winners are announced, and the grant recipients walk away with a micro-grant funded directly by SOUP participants (you!).
Want to apply for funding at the next SOUP?
For projects considering applying, here’s still time to submit your projects for consideration for the next SOUP. Full details are available under “Apply.” Thanks to all of those who have already submitted!
Forms are also available here:
Application deadline for the February SOUP : January 19, 2014.
Thank you to the community for all of your ongoing support.