Pitching at BrightonSoup
Pitching at BrightonSoup is a great way to raise money, build community support and make connections that can help you carry out your project.
The next BrightonSoup that you can apply to pitch at will be on 07 October 2022 at Community Base in central Brighton.
Project applications close at midnight Friday 09 September 2022.
“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
How it works
- It will be a fun evening with the opportunity to persuade a group of friendly people to fund your community project. You can see what it’s like to pitch at Brighton Soup here, and read about our previous events here.
- 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.
- Your idea can be about anything – as long as it is charitable, and benefits people in Brighton and Hove .
- Your proposal doesn’t need to be a novel. Keep it short, quick and to the point!
- We DO NOT use technology to present (aka powerpoint or things that are based on the idea of the projector), but you can bring physical props if you like, just not techy ones.
- Pitches are 4 minutes, plus around 6 minutes for questions afterwards.
- You can submit your idea more than once! If your idea isn’t selected for the next Soup please SUBMIT AGAIN! We have lots of ideas submitted each time and only 4 submissions (and 1 reserve) are chosen to pitch at Soup.
- Projects who pitch on the night are chosen by a Project Selection Committee. They meet up to 3 weeks before the event to discuss all the submissions and make their decision.
- We like to meet up with every project who applies, to say hello, and run through your proposal. There might be some elements of your application that we think you could emphasise more (or less!). If you want to, after this meeting you can resubmit your application, before the Selection Committee looks at it.
- You will be informed shortly after if you have been successful or not. We give you helpful feedback on your application too.
- We run a brilliant and very useful Pitch Training session for all projects who apply (even if you don’t get to pitch on the night). This is a super-helpful session where we run through how to present your idea, and how to write your pitch so its as persuasive as it can be.
Any questions? Please can call us on 0844 5868182 or email us at email@example.com
Apply to Pitch
Dates for your diary:
Project applications close on Friday 09 September 2022.
Pitch training is on Friday 30 September 2022 from 09.30am – 11.30pm and will be in person in Brighton.
Applying to Brighton Soup is easy!
First check you are eligible then click on the link below to apply.
- Does your project benefit people in Brighton and Hove?
- Is your project charitable? Is the aim of your project to do good, helping people, animals or the environment?
- If you win, will you come back to a future event and tell us how you spent the prize fund?
If you answered yes to all of the above – please continue with your application!
Any questions please call us on 0844 5868182 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.