It's a simple idea, turn up, pay £5 at the door, get a voting button, and listen to people pitch an idea to improve the local community, in effect a friendly dragons den!
The pitchers can only talk for four minutes and definitely must not use PowerPoint. The audience can then ask them a maximum of four questions.
With the presentations over, soup is served. The attendees mull over the ideas, discuss what they have heard with the other people in the room, then they vote on their favourite by placing their button in a jar. The winner gets to take home all the money taken at the door to fund their project, with the promise they will come back three months later to report on their progress.
An idea imported from Detroit, USA that is making a big difference to communities in Fife.
The inaugural FIFE SOUP was held in Dunfermline and the winner was Kingdom Of Road Motorcycle Club who were recently recognised for its outstanding work in community sport by being named as Local Club of the Year at the Sunday Mail sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards. https://sportfirst.sportscotland.org.uk/articles/off-the-streets/. They won £265 towards the cost of an adapted motorbike.