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Project Soup, held at Hugh Cubitt recently, raised £588.50 for a local charity.

We recently held our third community crowd-funding event 'Project Soup' at the Hugh Cubitt Centre in Islington.

What is Project Soup?

Inspired by Detroit Soup in the US, members of the community pay a small entry fee in return for a bowl of soup – this also gives them the right to vote for one of the organisations pitching an idea for a local project. The organisation gaining most votes will then be given the entry money gathered from the event.

project soup

A great success

The evening was a great success with 80 people coming along (see above).  We raised £588.50 for Centre 404,  a wonderful small local charity that helps to provide activities for children and adults with learning disabilities. Stephanie Blundell from Clear Village and Martin O’Donnell from Peabody co-hosted the event. 

Mr O'Donnell said:
"This is a wonderful participative event.   The evening always attracts interesting and community-minded people who often find other ways to support the organisations that present."

Our partners in the Old Laundry Enterprise Hub, Clear Village and Project Dirt ran the event at Hugh Cubitt, together with the resident-led Barnsbury Community Group (as part of their community giveback for using the space). The Anna Freud Centre were the sponsors.

When's the next event?

The next Project Soup event will be held at Thamesmead in South East London and we intend to hold these events every quarter at Hugh Cubitt in King’s Cross.