Pitching at Online Soups
Our next Soup will be in early 2022.
Our next Soups, for the foreseeable future, will be online, and although we won’t all be able to be in the same room, we aim to recreate the spirit and feel of a Soup as much as we can. Pitching will be a 10 minute presentation as usual (4 minute pitch and approx 6 minutes for questions afterwards), just via Zoom to an online audience.
It will still be a fun evening with the opportunity to persuade a group of friendly people to fund your community project. You can read about what it’s like to pitch at Brighton Soup here (although it will be via Zoom, it will be very much the same, just from home).
“I found the whole process enjoyable and useful and a great learning experience. Even though I was a bit nervous about the whole thing, I can’t believe how much I enjoyed it. The people on the evening made the event feel very supportive. I would have definitely found it hard to choose one to win if I was not pitching myself.”Vanessa Crawford who pitched at our Online Soup in October 2021
At our first online Soup in March 2021, Chris de Banks from We are Not Saints updated us on how pitching (and winning) at a previous Brighton Soup had impacted him and his project.
And the winner at the first online Brighton Soup was Jacob Berkson from Thousand 4 1000 who pitched for funds to install broadband for asylum seekers housed in Brighton. You can see his update on how the money helped below.
Apply to Pitch
So who can pitch? Anyone. You just need a project or great idea. It can be a free service, social enterprise, workshop or a way of improving your local landscape. Educational, artistic, inspirational, purely functional or just desperately needed.
As long as your project is charitable in some way and benefits the people in the community of Brighton & Hove, you can apply.
We pick four different projects for each event, so if you want a chance to be part of our next soup submit your project below.
We only have 4 people pitching at each event. They are chosen by a project selection committee who meet up 3 weeks before the event to discuss your submissions and make their decision. We like there to be a variety of projects on the night: small, big, local, new, ongoing, etc… But ultimately it is down to the committee and which ideas appeal the most.
You will be informed shortly after if you have been successful or not. If you are not selected for a particular event, you are always welcome to submit again for any following ones.